The Center for Investigative Reporting has won a national award for “Techsploitation,” an investigative series that explored how unscrupulous labor brokers exploit workers on temporary visas. The awards were presented by the South Asian Journalists Association, which is based at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. CIR’s investigation into America’s temporary […]
Top outsourcing firms deluge the federal government with applications for H-1B visas, sidelining smaller American employers, according to The New York Times. This echoes findings of our investigation last year, which found that labor brokers had exploited Indian tech workers at some of America’s top companies.
Every day, more than 50,000 people leave home on a quest triggered by the forces of nature or of man: disasters, violence, persecution, poverty. See what four photographers captured as they followed migrants on their journey.
Few remember that the origins of our modern American surveillance state were forged over 115 years ago, half a world away in the Philippine Islands.
It’s time for North Dakotans “be angry” at major oil companies that dodge accountability for workers’ deaths and toxic spills, John Oliver said on his HBO news satire show.
In a case the Los Angeles district attorney’s office is calling one of the largest insurance scams in the state, an orthopedic surgeon is accused of deceiving patients into having surgery by an unqualified assistant and undergoing procedures they didn’t need.
North Dakota state Rep. Joshua Boschee and state Sen. George Sinner announced plans for legislation that would enact tougher workplace safety standards and hold major oil companies accountable for oil field worker injuries and deaths.
Mississippi is one of two states, along with Idaho, that doesn’t have criminal laws that clearly forbid unwanted sexual touching such as groping and fondling.
Hundreds of parents are calling for the resignation of the vice president of a Southern California school board, which already has drawn a lawsuit over proselytizing from the dais, after he railed against gay marriage, adoptions by gay couples and immigration during a public meeting.
The oil boom in North Dakota and elsewhere has claimed the lives of dozens of workers. In response, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said it plans to survey 500 oil field employees starting next year in an effort to improve safety.