Daily Kos: U.S. Dept of Labor Quietly Takes Down Their Wells Fargo Complaint Webpage–Sen Warren Busts Them

The following is an excellent article written by Walter Einenkel on the Daily Kos website on February 1, 2017 titled “U.S. Dept of Labor Quietly Takes Down Their Wells Fargo Complaint Webpage–Sen Warren Busts Them” and I quote:

Nothing to see here. 

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) seems to have quietly taken down its website page for Wells Fargo’s employee complaints. As of this moment, it instead gives you this. Senator Elizabeth Warren says she went to check up on where the Department of Labor was in its investigations into Wells Fargo’s fraudulent practices and business environment, and couldn’t find the Wells Fargo page. Sen. Warren sent a letter to the DOL for an update on the department’s status in regards to Wells Fargo.

“I am concerned that the Department of Labor has removed the website where Wells Fargo’s employees who were victims of the company’s fraudulent actions could file labor complaints or report illegal activity,” Warren wrote to acting Labor secretary Edward Hugler in the letter dated Thursday.

In September, the Labor Department said it started an investigation into Wells Fargo after the lender settled regulators’ claims that it created legions of unauthorized accounts for customers to reach sales targets. The complaint website was set up after Warren and a group of Democratic lawmakers asked the agency to look into whether the company violated wage and overtime rules while pushing branch workers to meet quotas.

In recent weeks, Wells Fargo employees have been coming out from the shadows to talk openly about the fraud-inspiring work environment fostered at the banking giant. But don’t worry, like everything else with this administration, no one knows anything about anything that’s happening with anything.

Steve Barr, a spokesman for the Labor Department, said the website was taken down on Jan. 9, before Trump’s inauguration. He said he didn’t know the reason and that the agency hasn’t been informed by the White House about how the new administration wants to proceed on investigating Wells Fargo.

“We have been given no direction from the current administration on matters involving Wells Fargo,” Barr said.

One reason is probably money. Lots and lots of money.


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I'm a retired dairy farmer that was a member of the National Farmer's Organization (NFO). Before going farming, I spent 4 years in the United States Air Force where I saved up enough money to get my down payment to go farming. I also enjoy writing and reading biographies and I write about myself as well as articles and excerpts I find interesting. I'm specifically interested in finances, particularly in the banking industry because if it wasn't for help from my local Community Bank, I never could have started farming which I was successful at. So, I'm real interested in the Small Business Administration and I know they are the ones creating jobs. I have been a member of Common Cause and am now a member of Public Citizen as well as AARP. I have, in the past, written over 150 articles on the Obama Blog (my.barackobama.com) and I'd like to tie these two sites together. I'm also on Twitter, MySpace and Facebook and find these outlets terrifically interesting particularly what many of these people did concerning the uprising in the Arab world. I believe this is a smaller world than we think it is and my goal is to try to bring people together to live in peace because management needs labor like labor needs management. Up to now, that hasn't been so easy to find.
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