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Workplace Bullying, Public Worker Whistleblowers and the Impact on Public Services | Why Public Workers Are Being Targeted for Exposing Malfeasance & Corruption

February 9, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Stop Workplace Bullying Group Forum
Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:30 PM
San Francisco Main Library — Latino Room on Lower Level
100 Larkin St./Market St
San Francisco, CA

There is an epidemic of workplace bullying going on throughout the country. Many of those public workers who have been bullied on the job have been retaliated against for whistleblowing about financial malfeasance, corruption and misuse of public funds and services.

These workers have been targeted for doing their jobs as public workers who are serving the public.

This forum will look at these cases of workplace bullying, whistleblowers and how managers, supervisors and some politicians have helped not only cover up the malfeasance and corruption but actually supported the targeting and retaliation against the public workers.


Dr. Derek Kerr, Whistleblower at Laguna Honda Hospital over financial malfeasance. While Kerr and another doctor were fired, the person who misused funds is still a manager at the hospital.

Stacie Plummer, City of Richmond Library worker who blew the whistle on the Human Resources Director/Assistant City Manager who was using city offices and city workers for her personal business. Plummer and other workers who spoke out are now being targeted and retaliated against by the Richmond City Manager Bill Lindsay for their whistleblower activities.

Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 General Hospital worker and COPE co-chair has fought to defend whistleblowers and campaigned for the labor movement to stop workplace bullying on the job.

Sean Gillis, Oakland Fire Department IFPTE Local 21 Oakland Unit M Political Director, Alameda Labor Council Delegate and EMT trainer whistleblew on outsourcing and privatization of public service jobs and has faced retaliation.

Linda Cooks, Martin Luther King Middle School teacher who was bullied out of the school for opposing physical abuse and a cover-up by the principal Natalie Eberhard and assistant principal Anthony Braxton and a cover-up by Assistant Superintendent Jeanie Pon.

The Stop Workplace Bullying Group was organized to defend workers both public and private who are being bullied on the job and want a safe and healthy workplace. We also support legislation in California to prohibit workplace bullying.

Endorsed by United Public Workers for Action www.upwa.info

For more information call (415)282-1908.


February 9, 2014
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Stop Workplace Bullying Group


San Francisco Public Library – Latino Room
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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(415) 557-4400