Whistleblower laws exist because government officials do not always act in the nation’s best interests. The Obama administration, in its war on whistleblowers, just lost a major battle. Major in its venue — the Supreme Court — and major in its implications for future whistleblower cases. The Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday February 9, 2015 9:00 am|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:20 pm|
Having spent nearly 8 years living in New York City, I know a thing or two about spotting unfortunate DIY revisions on the movie posters and advertising campaigns that litter the walls of the city. You’d be hard pressed to find a subway platform free of hand drawn penises and mustaches and other superfluous commentary.
Often times racist, sexist, and otherwise offensive graffiti goes unnoticed which is why Gap’s recently defaced ad, and the company’s respectful response, is filling the internet with all sorts of holiday cheer.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00 pm|
The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose blood and sweat subsidize American lifestyles. Since the tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100 people, many Western apparel brands have been shamed into addressing labor conditions in Bangladesh’s booming garment sector. Yet two U.S. giants, the Gap and Wal-Mart, remain deaf to the public outcry.
|By: MSPB Watch Sunday August 12, 2012 8:35 am|
Evelynn Brown, a federal whistleblower and CEO of her own whistleblower support group, has been lobbying the Make It Safe Campaign steering committee to become more open, transparent, responsive, and accountable. She asked for basic things like sharing the email list serv, getting rid of a 24 hour comment review period, having a whistleblower on the steering committee, having minutes of meetings made available, etc.
For whatever reason, today the committee decided they’d had enough.
|By: MSPB Watch Sunday August 5, 2012 7:00 pm|
Is the tide turning on whistleblower rights?
There are signs of hope. First, ATF director B. Todd Jones clarified his remarks on what seemed to be a threat to his employees not to blow the whistle outside the chain of command. Now, Jones is reaffirming ATF employees’ rights under the Whistleblower Protection Act.
|By: MSPB Watch Saturday June 23, 2012 6:00 pm|
Dissenters’ Digest takes a look back at news stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.
|By: MSPB Watch Saturday May 12, 2012 6:00 pm|
Dissenters’ Digest takes a look back at the week’s stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.