Topic: Consumer and Worker Protections

Covid-19 Oversight News: Increasing Case Numbers, Updated CDC Guidance, and the Pandemic in Prisons

April 5, 2021
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Attack on Voting Rights

April 1, 2021
As the nation reacts to the voting restrictions signed into law in Georgia, threats to democracy are alive across the country.

Yellen, Powell Testify About Covid-19 Stimulus, CARES Act on Capitol Hill

March 25, 2021
The hearings marked the first time Yellen, the former Fed chair, testified as Treasury secretary.

One Year of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Covid-19 in Meat-Packing Plants

March 19, 2021
News outlets, watchdog groups, and congressional committees have uncovered negligence and misconduct that fueled outbreaks in meat-packing plants across the country.

Records Request to Georgia Department of Agriculture Seeking Communications Regarding Covid-19 Liability Protections

March 10, 2021
Open records request to the Georgia Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by top officials regarding coronavirus liability protections for businesses, particularly in the meatpacking industry.

Records Request to Texas Department of Agriculture Seeking Communications Regarding Covid-19 Liability Protections

March 10, 2021
Records request to the Texas Department of Agriculture seeking communications sent by top officials regarding coronavirus liability protections for businesses, particularly in the meatpacking industry.

Investigations Update: Covid-19 Outbreaks in Meatpacking Facilities, New Arizona Voting-Restriction Bills

March 2, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into worker safety and health in meatpacking facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, voting restrictions in the states, and Stephen Miller’s influence over immigration policy.

FOIA Request to CDC Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.

FOIA Request to OSHA Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

February 24, 2021
FOIA request to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration seeking communications between former top agency officials and representatives of meat-processing companies or trade associations.