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On Labor Day: Corporations Deploy Anti-Worker Weapon

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Instead of picnicking, Steelworkers in six states will spend this Labor Day picketing the gates of a dozen Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) specialty mills. These 2,200 Steelworkers are not on strike. They never even took a strike vote to threaten a walkout. ATI locked them out of their jobs.

Killing Uncle AL

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

ATI is butchering that time-honored relationship. It has demanded tax abatements and special electrical rates and forced excessive overtime on weary workers. Its disdain for civic engagement is most clearly demonstrated by its decision to unlawfully lock its 2,200 skilled union workers out of their jobs on Aug. 15, despite the steelworkers' willingness to continue working.

Student Debt Strike? Read This Texas Mom's Powerful Words

David Halperin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
David Halperin

What kind of world allows men like ATI's former CEO to be toasted as a humanitarians, while Tiffany Ondich and others defrauded by their schools struggle to make ends meet? President Obama, Secretary Duncan, and their Department of Education need to stand up stronger for students, right now.

For-profit College Group APSCU Has Consistently Harbored Fraudulent Schools

David Halperin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
David Halperin

Companies in your sector and your trade association are opposing a rule that would motivate career colleges to provide higher quality programs, at more affordable prices. Your opposition to the gainful employment rule is hurting students, taxpayers, and our economy.

Finally, a Chance to Curb the Abuses of For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Halperin

It seems that the powerful for-profit college industry, which has used its taxpayer-provided riches -- up to $33 billion a year -- to buy the most expensive lawyers and lobbyists, and the allegiance of many in Congress to keep the money flowing, is finally on the run.

Discredited For-Profit College Operator Still Part of APSCU Trade Group

David Halperin | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
David Halperin

APSCU has been marked by extreme loyalty to its members, keeping companies on its membership roster even after they have been exposed for engaging in outrageous offenses against students and taxpayers.

Gallery: Fun Fueled by For-Profit College Fraud

David Halperin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
David Halperin

These images depict a life of glitzy charity events and socializing with the rich and famous. It's the life of Arthur E. Benjamin. It seems that we taxpayers have all helped pay for Arthur Benjamin's charmed life with our hard-earned dollars.

Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

Steve Horn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?

Justice Dept. Says For-Profit College ATI Engaged in "Widespread" Fraud

David Halperin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
David Halperin

Those honest and reasonably priced for-profit colleges that are part of APSCU might want to start asking why APSCU continues to fight against reasonable rules that would penalize the worst of the worst scam schools and thus make it easier for well-performing schools to compete.