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Sep 16, 2019, 08:30 ET Report: Bipartisan Corporate Crime-Fighting by the States has Yielded Over $100 Billion in Company Payouts

A new compilation of lawsuits filed by the attorneys general of the 50 states and the District of Columbia finds that since the beginning of 2000...


Jun 19, 2019, 10:57 ET Employer Payouts in Background-Check Class Actions Top $170 Million

A new compilation of court records by Good Jobs First finds that over the past decade employers have paid out $174 million to resolve class-action...


Apr 03, 2019, 10:20 ET Retirement-Plan Class Action Payouts by Large Corporations Top $6 Billion

A new compilation of court records by Good Jobs First finds that large corporations have paid out $6.2 billion in class-action lawsuits in which...


Jan 15, 2019, 08:00 ET Report: Big Banks Rank High Among Corporations Paying the Most Penalties in Workplace Discrimination Cases

A new report from Good Jobs First on employment discrimination and sexual harassment cases finds that major banks rank high among big companies that...


Dec 04, 2018, 09:38 ET Subsidies Cost Schools at Least $1.8 Billion Last Year

A new report from Good Jobs First finds that public schools across the country lost at least $1.8 billion last year as a result of economic...


Jun 05, 2018, 10:02 ET Report: Wage Theft is Pervasive in Corporate America; Big Banks, Insurers are Among Most-Penalized Firms

A new report by Good Jobs First finds that many large corporations operating in the United States have boosted their profits by forcing employees to...


Apr 03, 2018, 10:00 ET Despite Wide Public Interest, Good Jobs First Study Finds Most Finalist Governments Hide their Amazon HQ2 Bids

As Amazon.com conducts site visits at the 20 finalist locations for its second headquarters, or HQ2 project, little is known about most of those...


Sep 19, 2017, 10:00 ET From Enron to Wells Fargo: Expanded Violation Tracker Now Covers 18 Years of Corporate Crime & Misconduct

An expansion of Violation Tracker, the first public database of corporate crime and misconduct in the United States, now makes it possible to access...


Mar 08, 2017, 09:00 ET Study: Most Big Localities Still Fail to Disclose Tax-Break Recipients Online

More than half of the nation's 50 biggest cities and counties still fail to disclose online even the names of the companies receiving property tax...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Amid Talk of Deregulation, Database Documents the Obama Administration's Final Offensive Against Corporate Crime

While Washington is focused on deregulation, the country's first database on corporate crime has documented the wave of cases against major companies ...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:00 ET Study: State & Local Governments Have Given Amazon Warehouses $241 Million since 2015

States and localities have given retail juggernaut Amazon almost a quarter-billion dollars in economic development subsidies in the past two years...


Nov 21, 2016, 10:00 ET Subsidy Tracker Expands Local Government Coverage of Corporate Welfare Deals

Good Jobs First today announced a significant expansion of its Subsidy Tracker database, the only national search engine capturing company-specific...


Oct 11, 2016, 10:00 ET Study: State and Local Governments Pay $2 Million per Job to Tech Giants for Data Centers

States and localities are giving tech giants an average of $2 million per job for data centers. Indeed, the companies are so aggressive playing...


Sep 26, 2016, 10:01 ET Expanded Corporate Crime Database Highlights Fraud by Healthcare Companies and Banks

Since the beginning of 2010, drug manufacturers, hospital systems, insurers and other healthcare companies have paid nearly $7 billion in fines and...


Jun 28, 2016, 09:35 ET Violation Tracker Documents Wide Variety of Misconduct by Major Banks

Since the beginning of 2010, two dozen major banks have paid $160 billion in penalties to resolve a wide range of cases brought against them by the...


May 18, 2016, 12:27 ET Subsidy Tracker Database Reaches Milestones Revealing Corporate Welfare: Half a Million Deals, $250B in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies

Documenting that corporate welfare has become a commonplace and expensive practice, the first national database of taxpayer-funded subsidy awards to...


Apr 18, 2016, 10:34 ET Good Jobs First Lauds Kansas & Missouri for Progress Towards a Binding Cease-Fire on Taxpayer-Funded Interstate Job Piracy

Good Jobs First today applauded the State of Kansas for its progress towards accepting Missouri's offer of a legally binding cease-fire to end the...


Mar 10, 2016, 10:00 ET Bias Against Small Business Found in State Economic Development Budgets

Amidst a political season thick with pro-small business rhetoric, a new study on what states actually spend to help create private-sector jobs...


Oct 27, 2015, 08:19 ET New Corporate Misconduct Database Identifies Largest Environmental, Health and Safety Violators

Eight large corporations have each been penalized more than $1 billion in environmental, health and safety cases brought by federal regulatory...


Oct 20, 2015, 10:00 ET Study: Despite States' Pro-Small Business Rhetoric, Big Businesses Get Dominant Share of Economic Development Dollars

Governors and state legislators routinely praise small businesses for their contributions to economic growth and job creation, but states actually...


Sep 29, 2015, 09:00 ET Survey: Small Business Group Leaders Say States Favor Big Businesses at the Expense of Small Firms Seeking to Grow

A national survey of 41 leaders of small business organizations representing 24,000 member businesses in 25 states reveals that they overwhelmingly...


Aug 17, 2015, 09:42 ET New Rule on Tax-Break Disclosure: Historic Good News for Taxpayers

Good Jobs First today lauded the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) for the issuance of its first-ever rule requiring state and local...


Mar 17, 2015, 09:00 ET Study: Large Corporations Dominate Federal Subsidies

wo-thirds of the $68 billion in federal business grants and special tax credits awarded over the past 15 years have gone to large corporations....


Dec 16, 2014, 10:40 ET Report: Development Subsidies Fuel Economic Inequality by Enriching Billionaires and Low-Wage Employers

Taxpayer subsidies awarded to corporations by state and local governments, supposedly to create good jobs and growth, are instead fueling economic...


Feb 25, 2014, 09:58 ET Database Reveals Big-Business Dominance of Job Subsidies

Three-quarters of all the economic development dollars awarded and disclosed by state and local governments throughout the United States have gone to ...