Labor and community activists opposing workplace bullying and systemic corruption at the SamTrans transit agency rallied outside the agency headquarters in San Carlos, California on October 7, 2013. Agency managers, with the support of cronies, have bullied and retaliated against public workers who have reported financial malfeasance, systemic corruption and cronyism at the agency.
The press conference which was called by the Stop Workplace Bullying Group SWBG and United Public Workers For Action included San Carlos community leaders who have been fighting bullying of the community by the agency officials, including former journalist Mark Simon. Simon who produces a show called “The Game” has been involved in preventing information from getting to the outside press.
The San Mateo District Attorney, Stephen M. Wagstaffe, has also has refused to investigate the allegations of public corruption because he said his department does not have the funds to investigate potential fraud at the agency responsible for millions of dollars in public funds.
Demonstrators with “Stop Workplace Bullying” rallied in front of SamTrans headquarters, demanding an independent investigation into the transit district’s finances following an NBC Bay Area investigation. Vicky Nguyen reports October 7, 2013.
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