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The Federal Government Financially Supports Companies that Violate Safety, Health, and Wage Regulations

" The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a [...]

The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.

The study from Democratic leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee found that nearly 30 percent of companies hit with the highest penalties for federal labor law violations from 2007 to 2012 were also federal contractors.

The report identifies 49 federal contractors that paid $196 million in penalties for nearly 1,800 violations over the six-year period. The same contractors received more than $81 billion in taxpayer dollars in 2012.

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Publication Date: 06/04/2017
Source: The Center For Public Integrity
Author: Talia Buford and Maryam Jameel
Publication Date: 10/12/2013
Source: The New York Times
Author: Steven Greenhouse
Publication Date: 11/12/2013
Source: Al Jazeera
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