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9 December 2011

After complaint, he landed in basement [USA]

Author: Joe Davidson, Washington Post

Walt Tamosaitis...working as a federal contractor [for URS Corp.] on the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) project, which he described as “our nation’s most contaminated facility, containing two-thirds of the nation’s high level nuclear waste.” It’s...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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15 November 2011

Shell answers Madison County benzene lawsuit [USA]

Author: Ann Maher, Louisiana Record [USA]

Shell...answered a Madison County benzene lawsuit by denying it is responsible for the plaintiff's damages. Jack Brown filed suit last month against Shell, BP Products North America, ConocoPhillips...WRB Refining and URS..., claiming he developed...

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3 January 2011

Justice for contract workers in America's wars

Author: Jeff Jeffrey, National Law Journal [USA]

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll scored a million-dollar settlement in November for a Nepalese subcontractor who was killed while working in Iraq. It was the latest victory in the firm's campaign to enforce World War II-era legislation on behalf of...

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24 August 2010

S.F. firm to pay $52 million in bridge collapse

Author: Jef Feeley and Beth Hawkins, Bloomberg News

San Francisco-based engineering and construction company URS Corp. agreed to pay more than $52 million to settle claims that it failed to spot problems with a Minnesota bridge that collapsed and killed 13 people three years ago...

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31 August 2009

Green Rankings - the 2009 list

Author: Newsweek

Our exclusive environmental ranking of America's 500 largest corporations. [Top 5: HP, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, IBM]

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1 September 2009

Newsweek publishes "Green Rankings" - largest 500 US firms ranked on climate change efforts

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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17 November 2005

Town sues companies for dumping toxic waste [USA]

Author: Kathy Adams, Daily Texan [USA]

...[Several] residents from Mission, Texas...have injuries they said were caused by exposure to harmful chemicals in a nearby toxic waste site...[and have brought a] class-action suit against about 25 chemical companies... The defendants in the case.....

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