Stories by Phil Mattera

Phil Mattera is research director of Good Jobs First and head of its Corporate Research Project. subscribe to Phil Mattera's feed

Posted on: Apr 3, 2015, Source: Dirt Diggers Digest

A report describes the extent to which large corporations dominate federal subsidies.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: Dirt Diggers Digest

The failure of big business to accelerate hiring is putting a big halt to the emerging recovery in overall economic activity.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2009, Source: Dirt Diggers Digest

Despite the efforts of the feds, the bank whose motto is "the Citi never sleeps" may soon be sleeping with the fishes.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The "Paulson Plan" would outsource the handling of hundreds of billions of dollars worth of assets to those who got us into this mess.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2008, Source: Dirt Diggers Digest

VP at Imperial Sugar admits that working conditions at the plant where an explosion took the lives of 13 workers earlier this year were terrible.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2008, Source: Corporate Research Project

Fear not global warming, peak oil, polluted air and water -- big business will take care of everything.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2007, Source: Corporate Research Project

Wal-Mart is involved in a large-scale effort to roll back the property tax valuation of its stores, cutting the amount it owes to local governments for schools and social services.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2007, Source: Corporate Research Project

With Big Business going green, is it a sign that environmental campaigns have prevailed and are setting the corporate agenda? Or have enviros been duped into endorsing what may be little more than a new wave of corporate greenwashing?

Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source: Corporate Research Project

Why are we keeping a hopeless, for-profit health insurance system alive?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2006, Source:

After years of lax congressional oversight, most Americans think corporations wield too much power. Only by restoring the balance between government and the private sector can corporate America regain the public's trust.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2006, Source: Corporate Research Project

Will Democrats continue in the Republicans' tradition of slavish adherence to the desires of big business? An army of corporate lobbyists in Washington is on the offensive and making headway.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2006, Source: Corporate Research Project

There's no point in rewarding companies that play pick and choose when it comes to business ethics.