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|Laborfest: Whistle Blowers and Workers' Rights|
|Date||Wednesday July 18|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 blocks south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side; 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block south on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
Whistle Blowers and Workers' Rights
Whistleblowers on the job are under attack. This forum will hear from whistleblowers about their struggle to defend health and safety and the public. Their actions are taking place in a period of growing financial corruption in our society. One of the whistleblowers, Darrell Whitman, who is a member of AFGE and worked as an investigator at the OSHA whistleblower protection program, tried to investigate retaliation against whistleblowers from Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, FedEx and Test America. He himself was harassed, bullied, and illegally fired. When workers at regulatory agencies stand up for worker rights and they are removed, we have a real crisis. The growing systemic corruption that working people and the public face is being challenged despite the dangers and at this forum we will learn from those who have been speaking truth to power.
Initial speakers: Darrell Whitman, Former OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Cheryl Thornton, SEIU 1021 CCSF Worker at Potrero Hill Health Center, Matthew Zugsberger, UBC 34 Whistleblower at NPS Drakes Bay Estuary Project, Yesenia Guitron, Whistleblower at Wells Fargo Bank Johnny Burris, Whistleblower at J.P. Morgan Bank