lobbyists

Europe

September 2, 2017
Brexit ministers in the UK had six corporate lobby meetings for every one meeting with civil society groups, says Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now

Behind Michael Flynn’s Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline

March 31, 2017

TRNN Correspondent Shir Hever highlights what may have driven ex-National Security Advisor’s Michael Flynn controversial lobbying work tied to Turkey: an unknown Israeli natural gas company seeking a Turkish pipeline.

Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United

February 12, 2014
Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014

January 21, 2014

Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

Drug Wars

September 11, 2013
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won’t go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use

Michigan Anti-Union Law Drafted by ALEC

August 6, 2013
Lisa Graves: ALEC is running a secretive, multi-million dollar slush fund for state lawmakers, looking to influence legislation on ‘right-to-work’, ‘stand your ground’ laws, and voter ID laws

Workers/People's Rights

July 19, 2013
Josh Eidelson: DC’s action is a major hit to America’s largest employer Wal-mart, as workers mobilize nationwide to demand a living wage

Healthcare Industry Has the Most Workplace Injuries but is the Least OSHA- Regulated

July 17, 2013

Public Citizen: Healthcare industry’s lack of worker safety standards and OSHA inspections resulted in 650,000 workplace injuries or illnesses in 2010.

GAO Finds US Companies Only Pay One-Third of Corporate Tax Rate

July 2, 2013

CEOs claim the US has the world’s highest corporate tax rate, but they actually pay less than most workers

Is USDA Playing Chicken with Chickens?

April 10, 2013
Tony Corbo: Plan will put our food supply at risk in a move that will increase profits of poultry producers and save only 90 million dollars over three years