Federal whistleblowers helped expose the FBI’s failure to follow up on evidence about terrorist plots before the September 11 attacks and without whistleblowers the waitlist scandal that resulted in veterans being denied timely access to medical care might have remained a secret.
As these three examples illustrate, federal workers serve as a vital watchdog against waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in our government agencies.
That’s why, Cox says, the current war on whistleblowers being waged by President Trump and others in his administration is not only disgraceful, but downright dangerous to our democracy.
You can read his entire post on our website; dclabor.org
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1831, the slave revolt led by Nat Turner began in Southampton County, Virginia.
Today’s labor quote is by Booker T. Washington, who said:
"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him"
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