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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Another Law That Doesn’t Protect Us

Sep 8, 2008

Federal law supposedly protects workers who report their employer for illegal dealings. It’s the so-called “whistleblower” part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

But anyone who ever thought they could use the law has gotten a rude awakening.

Since 2002, there have been 1,273 “whistleblowers” who filed federal complaints about being penalized by their bosses after reporting shady dealings. The government has ruled in favor of exactly 17!

The corporations can sleep well. Their government is on the job!