Fleecing Uncle Sam

Seven of America's 30 largest corporations paid their CEOs more last year than they paid in federal income taxes. Learn more inside!

Gaming the Rules

Big businesses and trade associations are shutting small businesses out of the regulatory process, sometimes leading to weakened public protections.

Kids in Danger Zones

One in three U.S. schoolchildren face the risk of chemical catastrophe. Learn more!

Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

New Posts

Nov 18, 2014

Mapping DuPont's Deadly Chemical Leak

On Saturday, Nov. 15, a toxic chemical leak at a DuPont manufacturing plant outside of Houston killed four workers and hospitalized another, serving as another troubling example of the need for stronger chemical safety ...

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Nov 18, 2014

New Report: Big Business Gaming the Rules Against Public Protections and Small Businesses

On Nov. 12, the Center for Effective Government released a new report finding that trade associations and their big business members are ...

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Nov 18, 2014

Paying CEOs More than Uncle Sam

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014—Of America’s 30 largest corporations, seven paid their CEOs more last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective ...

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Nov 17, 2014

Here’s the First Company to Ever Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio While Citing the Dodd-Frank Provision

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 required companies to begin ...

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Resources & Research

The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules That Save Lives and Protect the Environment

This report examines the public health, worker safety, and environmental benefits projected from ten ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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