In order to gain exposure, I must go to traditional media outlets. One such outlet is PRWEB. I submitted my press release to them, and they refused it based on their policy and procedures. It is important to note that they can refuse any press release at their discretion. However, after my press release was placed on hold and subsequently denied after making the edits that they deemed necessary, one might question their motive. Is PRWEB under political pressure not to publish press releases from Lewis Seals or Lewis Seals Publishing? Does this type of thing actually happen? I cannot speculate on this issue; however, I have uploaded the edits that they wanted me to make and their ultimate denial.
The edits that they wanted me to make, and the denial e-mail have been uploaded to the “repository of documents” and can be read at the links below.
Ultimately, I was able to submit the press release to a lesser-known brand prlog.org. The link to the press release is here. The wording has not changed from the PRWEB release. You may also read it below:
Greyhound Bus Lines Whistleblower Takes Unique Approach To Inform Public After Government Inaction
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - June 17, 2017 - PRLog -- Lewis Seals, the owner of Lewis Seals Publishing, and a former Greyhound bus driver has decided to take his whistleblower complaint straight to the public after inaction from the federal government. Lewis Seals filed a whistleblower complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) against Greyhound Bus Lines on or about September 10, 2016.
The OSHA case styled Lewis Seals v. Greyhound Bus Lines, (4-1760-17-015) alleged that Greyhound Bus Lines illegally violated the employee protection provisions of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (STAA). The complaint further alleges that Greyhound Bus Lines has created a "climate" where a bus driver may drive a bus fatigued for "fear" of losing their job and that Greyhound Bus Lines retaliates against individuals who assert their "protected rights" under this act. The complaint also alleges, "This could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of individuals who ride Greyhound Bus Lines."
A copy of the complaint can be found at https://lewisseals.com and is self-explanatory.
Under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 60 days after receiving a complaint to conduct an investigation, decide whether it is reasonable to believe the complaint has merit, and notify, in writing, the complainant and the person alleged to have committed the violation of the findings.
Lewis Seals had this to say about the complaint:
"We all have made mistakes in life; I have made many. This is not about getting revenge. It is about how the United States government has "systematically blackballed"
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