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Resource ID: #21147
Subject: Whistleblowers
Source: City Pages (Minneapolis)
Affiliation: 
Date: Jan. 8

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This story investigates the circumstances in which an airline mechanic was fired after reporting a series of safety violations to the FAA. By detailing the mechanic's plight through arbitration testimony, Department of Labor documents, GAO files and other public records, the story shows how industry lobbying and a relaxation of federal oversight have resulted in the "virtual elimination" of whistleblower protections for airline workers.

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