New website monitors how corporations, lobbyists are eroding our Constitutional rights
Alarmed by the corporate lobby’s aggressive efforts to undermine the U.S. civil justice system, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has launched a new website and blog called Take Justice Back.
OSHA orders reinstatement of pilot fired for reporting safety concerns to FAA
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered the reinstatement of a pilot who alleged he was fired over his unwillingness to participate in fraudulent activity on the job and for reporting his concerns to the Federal Aviation
New SEC whistleblower office receiving better financial fraud tip-offs, Commissioner says
So far, so good was the message behind Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar’s assessment of the agency’s new whistleblower program, designed in response to the 2008 financial crisis to curb widespread financial fraud.
Resources and help for disabled voters
On Election Day, voters with disabilities have two options when it comes to casting their ballot. Past elections have demonstrated that every vote is critical, so polling officials are required to make sure every disabled voter has access to the
Jailed whistleblower received record $140-million award in tax evasion case
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) awarded a record $104 million to a whistleblower for his role in helping to expose an enormous tax fraud scheme orchestrated by Swiss banking giant UBS AG. The award, the largest ever paid by the
Kentucky miner blows whistle on Big Coal over lax safety
A Kentucky miner who has blown the whistle repeatedly on major coal mining operations over safety issues has been reinstated to work by a federal judge. Kentucky miner Charles Scott Howard, 52, lost his job with Cumberland River Coal Co.
FBI launches Child ID app for iPhones
A new iPhone app launched by the FBI is making it easier for parents to provide vital information about their child to authorities in the event the child goes missing. The Child ID app is the first mobile application created
FAA let Northwest Airlines ignore safety rules, government report finds
Federal regulatory agencies have come under fire recently for their “cozy relationships” with large corporations; the Food and Drug Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the now-defunct Minerals Management Service have all been targeted for reform by the
New York to become last state to pass no-fault divorce law
New York will soon be the last state to pass a measure that allows citizens to file unilaterally for no-fault divorce, a move proponents say will reduce domestic violence and suicide rates among women. The measure was passed by the
NYC residents prepare as doorman strike looms
New York City is bracing itself for a problem that might make most non-city dwellers think “boo hoo hoo” – a looming strike of some 30,000 of the city’s residential doormen and other service workers. The Local 32BJ of the