New Progress Toward Credit Accuracy and Transparency

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By Maureen Mahoney, Consumers Union The last couple of weeks have seen a whirlwind of activity relating to credit reports and scores. Significantly, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced legislation that would go a long way to improve credit reporting accuracy – and would guarantee consumers a...
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It’s Official: U.S. Now Has a Near-Total Ban on African Elephant Ivory

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By Elly Pepper, Natural Resources Defense Council In a huge victory for elephants, the Obama Administration today announced its final regulations to restrict the commercial trade of elephant ivory in the United States. Combined with the other actions the Administration has taken over the last...
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Workplace Violence: Not Part of the Job

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By Rebecca L. Reindel and M.K. Fletcher, AFL-CIO Violence on the job is a serious and widespread safety and health problem for millions of working people. Workplace violence is the second leading cause of job-related death in the United States and is responsible for an increasing number of...
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