August 21, 2023 -
Jeff Springman's suit raises questions about worker safety in the field, even as oil and gas workers have spent decades pushing for stricter safety standards. As the renewable energy industry grows, advocates continue to call for better policies.
March 8, 2021 -
Since Congress declined to grant businesses immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits, Republican lawmakers in Florida and other states are renewing their push to ban negligence lawsuits filed by workers and consumers exposed to COVID-19.
August 20, 2020 -
Emails obtained by Facing South reveal that as workers and community advocates begged for the closure of poultry plants with outbreaks, government and company officials worked closely to present a united front — and keep them open.
May 20, 2020 -
At the state and federal level, lawmakers are pushing legislation that would prevent some people from suing their employers if they contract the novel coronavirus at work. Labor leaders call the proposals an "outrage" and an attempt by businesses to skirt responsibility.
January 2, 2013 -
Walmart founder Sam Walton admitted in his autobiography that he was too "chintzy" to pay his employees well, and the corporate culture he created is taking a heavy toll on workers in the retail supply chain. Will consumers consider the people who make the products they buy?
December 13, 2012 -
The fire that killed 112 workers last month in a Bangladesh garment factory has sparked protests and brought scrutiny to retailers including Arkansas-based Walmart, which is embroiled in labor unrest back home.
September 24, 2012 -
As the boom in oil and gas drilling sends a surge of waste into underground injection wells, safeguards for disposing of these materials are sometimes being ignored or circumvented.