Dwindling number of judges burdens workers

By Jim Morris

The number of judges overseeing a federal worker compensation program has fallen, even as worker caseloads rise.

Data shows San Francisco's black students suspended at extremely high rates

By Susan Ferriss

Black students are only 8% of S.F. high schoolers, yet 50% of those suspended for 'willful defiance.'

Excerpts from this story referencing "L.A.":

"… es earlier this year to end suspensions for willful defiance. The push in L.A. and in San Francisco now is to strengthen disciplinary alternatives alread …"

Deadline for summer internships fast-approaching

By Sarah Whitmire

The Center seeks well-qualified students or recent grads for editorial, computer-assisted reporting and interactive web design internships.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Internship":

"… links to recent work. Our Internship job posting follows: Summer 2013 Internships The Center for Public Integrity is looking for ambitious undergraduate a …"

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… ership in the state has dropped significantly since 1989, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.A month later, the measure’s opponents mobilized. The Chamber of Commerc …"

Education official who focused on school discipline steps down

By Susan Ferriss

Education official Russlynn Ali focused on disparities in school discipline
Barack Obama

New law gives US companies a break on pensions

By The Associated Press

Companies win cut in pension contributions; critics say saving pensions is even bigger concern

ACCOUNTABILITY: Senators demand answers on behalf of military whistleblowers

By Aaron Mehta

McCain, Levin want more info on report disclosed by the Center.

On-call employment: Good for business, bad for workers

By Joe Eaton

Call-in shifts are good for business but bad for workers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… retail clothing industry rose 7 percent to 1.13 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry declined during the recession, but the decline was not as dr …"

FedEx fails to deliver for drivers

By Amy Biegelsen

FedEx drivers are part of the ever-blurring line between employees and contractors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Employment":

"… arrangements.”Catherine Ruckelshaus, legal co-director for the National Employment Law Project, says businesses can save 30 percent substituting independent …"

TSA cannot guarantee accuracy of 900,000 airport security badges

By Alexandra Duszak

More than 10 percent of TSA badges have errors

IMPACT: Reform boosts workplace safety even while companies appeal inspectors' conclusions

By Jim Morris and Emma Schwartz

Some employers must fix hazards while challenging regulators' findings

Battle over corporate whistleblower rules won't end with SEC vote

By Michael Hudson

Battle over corporate whistleblower rules won't end with SEC vote

Excerpts from this story referencing "Enron Corp.":

"… inst corporate fraud.In the wake of revelations about accounting crimes at Enron Corp. and other big companies, BusinessWeek hailed 2002 as the Year of Whistlebl …"

In setback for corporate lobbyists, whistleblowers can take tips first to government investigators

By Michael Hudson

SEC rules also award generous bounties to tipsters

Excerpts from this story referencing "Google Inc.":

"… doers.Led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, dozens of big companies such as Google Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. argued that the SEC should require bounty-see …"

Corporations aim to narrow SEC’s proposed whistleblower protections

By Amy Biegelsen

Midnight is the deadline to weigh in on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s plan to offer whistleblowers a bounty of up to 30 percent o

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government":

"… ed, says Michael Smallberg, an investigator with the non-profit Project on Government Oversight. The current SEC program has only paid out five times, totaling …"

Where are the watchdogs?

By John Solomon

Faced with record deficits and expanding federal responsibilities, politicians from President Barack Obama on down routinely talk about the

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… nd that of our successors, would be threatened.”Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and a longtime cham …"

Anti-whistleblower track record continues

By Nick Schwellenbach

One of two whistleblowers to win even a temporary victory before a government whistleblower review board under a Bush administration appoint

Mandatory one-week vacation legislation lacks congressional support

By Kat Aaron

As Congress leaves town for the July 4th recess, a timely bill is languishing in the House: the Paid Vacation Act. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… ough it’s not required, most Americans do get time off, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). But the amount of time off varies widely. For instance, just 63 per …"

Employment is worse than you think

By Kat Aaron

Everyone knows it’s a tough economy out there. But it may be even tougher than you realize. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… y out there. But it may be even tougher than you realize. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13.7 million people were unemployed as of April 2009. But if you dig deep …"

"… m the month before. That’s the smallest number of job openings since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began calculating job openings eight years ago.Also of note is the “quit …"

Lawmakers ask Obama for whistleblower protection

By Nick Schwellenbach

After years of executive branch hostility to whistleblowers, will President Barack Obama — himself a former whistleblower attorney — hire so

A failure of whistleblower protection

By The Center for Public Integrity

Whistleblowers are left open to retaliation despite new laws to protect them

Excerpts from this story referencing "law":

"… es of subsidiaries are automatically covered.” …"

"… s passed in response to the Enron and WorldCom scandals. Provisions in the law made it illegal for publicly-traded companies to retaliate against “any …"

"… ed the protections, counter that there is no basis for this reading of the law. It is not just corporate whistleblowers who are not receiving the protect …"

A comprehensive look at unemployment figures

By Kat Aaron

Revelations that the nation’s unemployment rate reached its highest level in five years in August helped make the economy issue No. 1 on the