After our investigation prompted action in Congress, a major Dominican sugar exporter razed workers’ homes as US diplomats drew near.
In the ceaseless push for profits, corporate accountability and safety often take a back seat.
The High Human Cost of America’s Sugar Habit
Low pay, chemical exposure, and a life of debt.
California officials grill Tesla on safety problems exposed in Reveal investigation
The electric carmaker’s top safety executive made several misleading statements to a state board that doles out lucrative tax exemptions.
Don’t miss a story. Get our investigations delivered to your inbox.
Hunting the ghost fleet (rebroadcast)
We hike through the jungles of El Salvador to find an elusive fleet of shark-fishing boats that are implicated in overfishing and possible human traff
More workers than ever are independent contractors. Gig companies want to keep it that way
A California court ruling makes it harder for companies to classify employees as independent contractors. Gig economy companies are pushing back.
Shipyard continued to win federal contracts despite probe into worker’s death
A Florida shipyard worker died earlier this year on the job. While OSHA investigated, the Navy and Coast Guard gave the company lucrative contracts.
Tesla fired safety official for reporting unsafe conditions, lawsuit says
A former Tesla safety director’s suit says he was fired for reporting unsafe working conditions such as chemical exposures and fires at the company.
Musk claims Tesla’s safety record is better than average, despite data
Elon Musk claims: “Tesla factory safety has improved every safety has improved every year & is now better than industry avg.” But that’s not true.
Severely injured worker sues Tesla: ‘I’m not who I used to be’
Son Nguyen is suing Tesla after he was burned on the job. “I remember waking up after surgery … I was just terrified. I thought I was dead.”
This kind of civil rights lawsuit may be endangered under Trump
Republicans and business groups have criticized the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for pursuing large-scale, systemic cases.