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B Corporations: Worker-Owned Home Care Coops 1st In Their Industry

Two home care agencies are taking the lead in publicly committing to the triple bottom line—people, planet, and profits—through their certification as B Corporations. The Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) and Home Care Associates (HCA) of Philadelphia, two worker-owned, cooperative home care agencies, are the nation’s first home care companies to earn B Corporation certification. In United States […]

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Death Of Temporary Worker: Bosses ‘Not Thinking Of Him As A Human Being’

By JIM MORRISE and CHIP MITCHELL, The Center For Public Integrity— By the time Carlos Centeno arrived at the Loyola University Hospital Burn Center in Chicago, more than 98 minutes had elapsed since his head, torso, arms and legs had been scalded by a 185-degree solution of water and citric acid inside a factory on this city’s southwestern […]

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Largest EEOC Sexual Harassment Case Settled, Costs Burger King Franchisee $2.5 Million

Sexual harassment is costing the world’s largest Burger King franchisee, Carrols Corp., $2.5 million to settle complaints brought by 89 women from around the nation. The move settles a 15-year sexual harassment case that became the largest in the history of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The world’s largest Burger King franchisee, Carrols […]

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World Bank & IFC Respond To ProPublica’s Critique Of Its Poverty Fighting

 Below is a letter from an official of the World Bank’s International Finance Corp., taking issue with our article posted Jan. 2 and co-published with Foreign Policy magazine. It is followed by our brief response. We are deeply disappointed by your article, “Can You Fight Poverty With a Five-Star Hotel?,” which raises an important question […]

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ALEC’s Decades Of ‘Right-To-Work’ Effort Pay Off In Michigan

By PAUL ABOWD, Center for Public Integrity—Amid protests by labor unions, and objections from the stateʼs congressional delegation and even the president, Michiganʼs Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law in December 11, 2012, drawn word-for-word from a 32-year-old “model bill” pushed by a corporate-funded, conservative think tank. The legislation deals a […]

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World Bank ‘Fighting Poverty’ Financing Billionaires’ Luxury Hotels

By CHERYL STRAUSS EINHORN, Special to ProPublica— Accra is a city of choking red dust where almost no rain falls for three months at a time and clothes hung out on a line dry in 15 minutes. So the new five-star Mövenpick hotel affords a haven of sorts in Ghana’s crowded capital, with manicured lawns, amply watered […]

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Nevada Hospital Official Says She Was Fired For Questioning Allegedly Inflated Medicare Bills

By FRED SCHULTE, Center for Public Integrity– Paula Sellers suspected the small Nevada hospital where she worked was overcharging Medicare and other health insurers for some emergency room services. Sellers ran Boulder City Hospital’s health information department, which helped apply the complex series of Medicare billing codes doctors and hospitals must use to get paid […]

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Kauai Prosecuting Attorney’s Aloha Or Else Policy Costs Hawaiian County $120,000

Kauai County Hawaii’s top law enforcement officer may have broken more laws than she has enforced. Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho broke federal law, according to the EEOC. According to published reports, Iseri-Carvalho and has also entangled the county in other lawsuits. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $120,000 settlement was reached […]

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NLRB: Calif. Newspaper Kept Violating Labor Law, Must Bargain With Union, Rehire Employees

The long-running labor law tragedy that is the Santa Barbara News-Press has become took another new turn 27 September 2012 with a new ruling from the NLRB. In 2000, Wendy P. McCaw, an ex-wife of billionaire Craig McCaw, bought the paper, which was California’s oldest daily newspaper. Paradoxically McCaw promptly went to war with the […]

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Top VA Human Resources Official Quits Over Lavish Conference Spending

John Sepúlveda, assistant secretary for human resources and administration Veterans Affairs Department, resigned Sunday, 30 September 2012, after an investigation found that the VA overspent on two week long conferences in Orlando, Fla. The investigation found Sepúlveda had “abdicated his responsibilities” by not properly overseeing the conferences. Published reports said Sepúlveda had allegedly lied to […]

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