Topic: Consumer and Worker Protections

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 DOL Seeking Communications with Meat Industry Representatives

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

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.

DOL Communications with Specific External Entities Relating to Covid-19 Worker Protections

February 23, 2021
Records from the Department of Labor in response to American Oversight's request for communications between top officials and external entities that may have interest in influencing labor protections in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.