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REUTERS/Gary Cameron WASHINGTON Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday accused the U.S. Labor Department of dismantling a website designed to help Wells Fargo (WFC.N) workers file whistleblower retaliation and other complaints against the bank, and asked the department to reinstate it.
Labor Department spokesman Steve Barr told Reuters the site was removed on January 9, but did not comment further on the reasons why it was taken down.
The findings have not been made public, but a person familiar with the review said that OSHA’s San Francisco office, which handled the bulk of the Wells Fargo complaints, faced a particularly high caseload-to-staff ratio.
“Taking down this website enables Wells Fargo to escape full responsibility for its fraudulent actions and the department to shirk its outstanding obligations to American workers,” wrote Warren, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, which oversees the Labor Department.
When he launched the site, Perez pledged to Warren he would conduct a top-to-bottom review of all the Wells Fargo complaints the department had received to see how they were handled.
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Warren: Why did the Labor Department kill resource for Wells Fargo workers?
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Warren and other Senate Democrats had pushed for a Labor Department probe in to the bank’s treatment of its employees.
wants to know why a page devoted to helping employees at Wells Fargo has been pulled from the Labor Department’s website in the new Trump administration.
“Taking down this website enables Wells Fargo to escape full responsibility for its fraudulent actions and the Department to shirk its outstanding obligations to American workers,” she wrote.
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Labor Department removes Wells Fargo employee-resource page