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US Politics & Gov't

Federal Contractors Must Receive Back Pay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: shutdown, contractors, pay, wages, income, economic justice, petitions )

- 113 days ago -
As many as 580,000 federal contractors - including cafeteria workers, security guards, and IT consultants - are not expected to get back pay for the paychecks missed during Trump's 35-day government shutdown.
PETITION - Tell Congress: Stand Up for Low-Wage Contractors Who Went Unpaid During Trump's Shutdown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: low-wage, contractors, Trump, shutdown, congress, ensure, back pay, americans, usa )

- 116 days ago -
Tell Congress: Ensure low-wage contractors get back pay from work missed during Trump's shutdown.
Nation's Bloated Nuclear Spending Comes Under Fire
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U. S. nuclear spending, National Nuclear Security Administration, bloat, waste, lax oversight/accountability, contractors, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, D.O.E., earthquakes, security breaches )

- 2079 days ago -
The NNSA has racked up $16 billion in cost overruns on 10 major projects that are a combined 38 years behind schedule. Other projects have been cancelled or suspended after spending hundreds of millions of dollars, because they grew too bloated.
The 'Intelligence Industrial Complex'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NSA, secrecy, Senate, intelligence, security apparatus, contractors, Feinstein, Obama )

- 2173 days ago -
An odd thing is happening in the world's self-declared pinnacle of democracy. No one -- except a handful of elected officials and an army of contractors -- is allowed to know how America's surveillance leviathan works.
Video : Two California Farm Labor Contractors Shut Down After Death of 17-Year-Old From Heat Stroke
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: California, Fresno, CA, OSHA, farm workers, safely, farm labor, contractors, laws, water, shade, inspectors, heat stroke, emergency, over an hour, get to hospital, investigators, protest, vineyards, West Coast Grape Farming )

- 3993 days ago -
Strangely upbeat video to convince CA is on the case protecting farm workers: see efforts made to inform on ways to keep them safe? UFW site tells different story: Maria's untimely & avoidable death. Why did CA wait for another death to apply the law?
Halliburton and Rape
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: halliburton, contractors, unaccountable, abuse, cover-up, crime, congress, iraq )

- 4179 days ago -
Jamie Leigh Jones was working in Iraq for a subsidiary of Halliburton when she was drugged and brutally gang-raped by several co-workers. But Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq aren't subject to US or Iraqi laws. This MUST change! Sign petition!

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