Contractor, Hispanic worker deaths up in 2013, BLS says

By Talia Buford

The number of contractors and Hispanic workers who died on the job increased in 2013 even as the overall tally of worker deaths declined.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Labor":

"… ned, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In all, 4,405 workers died from injuries sustained on the job …"

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.'

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.

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

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… Secretary Leon Panetta about an inspector general's report criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of whistleblowers — a report first disclosed by the Center a …"

"… tter to Panetta."Last Sunday, the Washington Post reported on an 'internal Pentagon report' finding that the Department of Defense Inspector General unit resp …"

"… ay 2011 report found 'persistent sloppiness and a systematic disregard for Pentagon rules meant to protect those who report fraud, abuses, and the waste of ta …"

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

By Joe Eaton

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

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 "Barack Obama":

"… misclassification and renewed government interest. The next year then-Sen. Barack Obama sponsored a bill that would repeal the 1982 ban on the IRS defining employ …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Washington Department of Labor":

"… oyers contested citations, according to Michael Silverstein, who heads the Washington Department of Labor & Industries’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health.“The curr …"

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 "Whistleblower":

"… rate Whistleblowers to collect cash rewards for reporting financial frauds.Whistleblower advocates’ celebration after the May 25 decision might be short lived as …"

"… d costly penalties by allowing Whistleblowers to go directly to the SEC.”Whistleblower advocates say Grimm’s proposal would force Whistleblowers to “inform c …"

"… ers the opportunity to hide their misconduct from investors.”Year of the WhistleblowerLess than a decade ago, hopes were high that Whistleblowers could turn the …"

"… ron Corp. and other big companies, BusinessWeek hailed 2002 as the Year of Whistleblower. Time named Enron Whistleblower Sherron Watkins one of its persons of …"

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

By Michael Hudson

SEC rules also award generous bounties to tipsters

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 "Lehman Brothers":

"… without a lawyer. Matthew Lee was vice president for financial control at Lehman Brothers until he raised concerns about its accounting practices in 2008. Lee’s l …"

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 "Government":

"… with protecting federal whistleblowers, and the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ main investigative agency, also have be …"

"… cy,” said Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.A former high-profile Government watchdog said the Obama …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Inspector General":

"… ut the legality of his agency’s investigation.A 2008 Interior Department Inspector General report said one Pentagon IG official may have acted inappropriately in Ped …"

"… [Pedeleose] if he didn’t cooperate.”The Interior Department Office of Inspector General report was obtained by Douglas Kinan, a whistleblower who has been assisti …"

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 "European Union":

"… ould place the U.S. on par with Canada and Japan, but still far behind the European Union’s 20 days per year.Although it’s not required, most Americans do get t …"

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.

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

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