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OSC Finds USDA Violations

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On June 22nd Matthew Fogg, President of the Federally Employed Women Legal Education Fund (FEW-LEF), sent letters to the USDA and EEOC regarding the Special Counsel’s findings in her May 18, 2015 letter to President Obama concerning civil rights and

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Guest Blog: FL Corrections Department Abuses

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*The views expressed in this article represent the author’s and not those of the Make It Safe Coalition June 23, 2012 – Darren Rainey’s life was ended by sadistic guards who locked him in a scalding hot shower and left

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Legislative Recommendations from a Whistleblower

Thomas Day, a U.S. Coast Guard Whistleblower, sent an open letter to the House of Represenatives titled “Acquisition Reform Begins with Zero Tolerance for Acts of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers” The letter can be viewed at: 2015-05-22-0700-03-01 TFD House Letter (2)

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Congressional Investigation Finds Commerce IG Guilty of Retaliation

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This week the Washington Post and Washington Examiner reported on laudable efforts by Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee to have Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser removed. Although the Ranking Member detailed a

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4/29 Hearing: Are Existing Private Sector Whistleblower Protections Adequate To Ensure Safe Workplaces?

On Tuesday April 29th the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a subcommittee hearing, “Workers’ Memorial Day: Are Existing Private Sector Whistleblower Protections Adequate To Ensure Safe Workplaces?” Tom Devine will be testifying on the adequacy of

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Coal Mine Welders Face Retaliation For Safety Concerns

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Two welders who raised safety complaints at Armstrong Coal Company have faced retaliation for speaking up.   Reuben Shemwell was fired in September 2011 under the pretext that he was excessively using his cellphone while on the job. Shemwell filed a

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