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This settlement letter was sent to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in an attempt to settle the "whistleblower case" that was filed against them. Each year, around 18 million people depend on Greyhound Bus Lines to get them to their destinations. However, due to "manpower" and a "shortage of buses," Greyhound Bus Lines has had "severe" logistical challenges in meeting the demands of its customers. Instead of doing what is right, Greyhound Bus Lines has created a "climate" where a bus driver may drive a bus fatigued for “fear” of losing their job. Greyhound Bus Lines retaliates against individuals who assert their “protected rights” under the Surface Air Transportation Act. This could reasonably be expected to pose an imminent threat to the life or physical safety of individuals who ride Greyhound Bus Lines.
The conditions of the settlement were:
1. Greyhound agrees not to retaliate on any individual who files a complaint or “books” off fatigue.
2. Greyhound restructures payment so that employees are paid fairly for time worked without filing laborious paperwork.
3. Greyhound employees are granted “days” off in regular intervals, consistent with federal guidelines.
4. Greyhound must make this known to employees by drafting a statement detailing these policy changes or recommitment, to policies that are currently, in effect, but have been ignored.
Greyhound Bus Lines was unwilling to agree to the terms of this settlement, which should "raise concern" from both its passengers and the federal government; however, as of this writing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has not concluded their investigation in violation of federal law. This should "raise concern" as this is what Greyhound Bus Lines should already be doing and is a part of their policy and procedures.
While I will not go into detail about the policies of Greyhound Bus Lines, it is important to note that according to the agreement between Greyhound Bus Lines and the Amalgamated Transit Union, "Operators who were available for seven consecutive days without a book-off are eligible for an Earned Day Off." Greyhound Bus drivers are "hard-pressed" to get these "Earned Days off" because they will arbitrarily be refused.
The "special forces" are a "nickname" to those who are currently in the "mafia." They are known by several names, these names along with the definition of the "mafia" will be defined in the book.
The book will be written in accordance with legal statutes under federal law for whistleblowers. Some of those statues are:
1. First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
2. Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
3. Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983
4. Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C.§ 1985 (2) and (3)
5. Protection for employees of publicly traded companies who provide evidence of fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1514A
6. Final Rule 29 CFR Part 1980 U.S. Department of Labor Vol. 69 Federal Register 52104 (August 24, 2004)
7. Surface Transportation Assistance Act 49 U.S.C. §31101
8. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Rules for Implementing Section 405 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, 29 CFR § 1978
This by no means is an exhaustive list but under U.S. law, I am permitted to write this “whistleblower book.” This also includes events that happened roughly eight years ago to this present time. It is also "VERY IMPORTANT" as I have no "ill will" or "malice" in publishing this account of "TRUE" events. Both Greyhound Bus Lines and Leah Smith were given the opportunity to do what is right without this book being published. These two "Greyhound Bus Lines" and "Leah Smith" are seemingly most likely the ones to assert defamation, libel, or slander. In saying that, a "TRUE" statement cannot be libel or slander. This is even more so if it is not done with "malice" or "ill will." That is why the settlement letter has been uploaded before the publishing of this book so that people will see that there was no "ill will" or "malice" involved; however, the documents in regard to Leah Smith will not be published at this time in the repository to allow for a change of heart. We all make mistakes and I would like to give her and her family another opportunity to not be in this book, by doing the right thing.