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Investigations & Reports

ALEC staggers but will it fall?

June 1, 2012 - The campaign calling on companies to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council is one of the most successful corporate accountability initiatives in history, but it now faces the challenge of persuading those unfazed by consumer unrest.

Investigative Series: Poisoned in the Gulf

May 16, 2011 - APRIL 2011 | One year after the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, a health crisis is emerging among cleanup workers and Gulf Coast residents exposed to spill-related pollution. In a week-long series, Facing South looked at the BP disaster's health impact and regulatory failings that exacerbated the problem.

Striking Mississippi unionists protest the everyday dictatorship of corporate America

March 23, 2011 - By Mischa Gaus, Labor Notes A dozen weary Steelworkers trekked from Mississippi to Ohio last week, hoping to insert a few uncomfortable questions into the clubby confines of their company's shareholders meeting. Approaching their 10th month on strike, the workers from Omnova Solutions wanted to ask the CEO just how the company had found enough money to grant the CEO a 90 percent pay increase -- boosting his take-home to $3.5 million a year -- while they were asked to forget about seniority and choke down benefit givebacks that amount to a 15 percent pay cut.