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GATTACA rising: Corporations begin genetic testing of employees

5/13/2015 - In the 1997 science fiction film GATTACA, society is dominated by a system of eugenics, where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation. The main character, Vincent Freeman, is conceived outside the eugenics system and fights to overcome genetic discrimination in a society that engineers...

Tuna company faces criminal charges after cooking employee alive

5/1/2015 - Bumble Bee Foods of San Diego and two of its managers were officially charged on April 27 in the gruesome death of Jose Melena, an employee who was trapped inside an industrial oven. The tragedy occurred back in October 2012 at the tuna plant in Santa Fe Springs, California. According to the report...

Bacon rage! McDonald's customer fires bullets through drive-thru window in deadly junk food induced tantrum

4/18/2015 - A Michigan woman will spend at least two years in prison for firing a 9mm handgun at employees inside a Grand Rapids McDonald's restaurant last February. After receiving a McDonald's cheeseburger that apparently didn't contain the bacon she claims to have ordered, Shaneka Monique Torres, 30, decided...

Walgreens employees "accidentally" administer flu vaccine to nursing student without consent

1/9/2015 3:02:12 PM - A nursing student from Colorado learned the hard way recently that subjecting herself to the vaccine brownshirts at a local Walgreens pharmacy was an irreparable mistake, resulting in her being injected with a flu vaccine without her consent. Eloise Bacon, a nursing student at Arizona State College,...

EU court declares being obese a disability; employers must now pay for workers' poor health choices

1/2/2015 - Fat people now have their own protected class in Europe, where the bloc's top court has ruled being obese to be a disability. This landmark decision, according to reports, could eventually mean that employers will have to provide more support for their overweight workers in the form of care or compensation,...

How to eliminate employee influenza vaccine mandates

12/31/2014 - The Department of Health and Human Services "Healthy People 2020" initiative recommends that 90% of U.S. healthcare workers, and 80% of all other U.S. employees be vaccinated annually with the influenza vaccine by 2020. While it is *not* true that hospitals will lose Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements...

Watch: McDonald's customers throw adult tantrums, stab employees and assault other customers

11/19/2014 - The most dangerous place to eat in America is definitely McDonald's. The franchise, which pumps out chemicals disguised as food, erupts in violence from time to time, probably because of all the ingredients and their toxic effects on feeders' minds. Take a look at the strange fibers in Chicken McNuggets. The...

Employee Vaccine Mandates: Observations of a Vaccine Rights Attorney

8/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2020" initiative states a goal of vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine annually by 2020,[1] a goal well underway. A separate DHHS goal aims to vaccinate 80% of all U.S. employees annually with...

Pennsylvania Health Department employees instructed to hide fracking information from the public

6/29/2014 - An agency whose self-proclaimed mission is to protect citizens from serious illness, injuries and death has failed Pennsylvania residents living near the Marcellus Shale region. The Marcellus Shale, a region containing more than 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, is expected to be the next site...

Government retaliates against 37 VA hospital whistleblowers who showed the courage to tell the truth

6/10/2014 - There are federal laws that are supposed to protect whistleblowers, as part of the government's effort to ensure that its various departments and agencies operate ethically and in the best interests of the people. Indeed, when President Obama was running for his first term in 2007-08, part of his...

J.C. Penney fires employee for revealing truth about deceptive pricing

4/11/2014 - Apparently, one of the country's oldest retailers has about as much tolerance for whistleblowers as does the federal government. J.C. Penney, which just recently announced the closure of 33 stores and the lay-off of 2,000 employees in an effort to "remain profitable," is lashing out at a former worker...

Obamacare causing Target to drop coverage for part-time employees

3/1/2014 - We have warned for more than a year that the Affordable Care Act will prove to be one of the most harmful, job-killing, economy-destroying pieces of legislation ever, and with each passing week we are consistently proven correct. One of the boldest - and easiest - predictions we made regarding the...

It takes one to know one: TSA employee arrested after making terroristic threats

2/6/2014 - Calls are growing, both from the general public and from lawmakers, to pull the plug on the hapless criminal enterprise known as the Transportation Security Administration. And why not? The agency is incompetent, has not lived up to its billing (preventing terrorist attacks), and has made air travel...

McDonald's employee sells customers heroin with Happy Meals

2/1/2014 - Do you remember the "McStatin" issue in 2010? That's when Dr. Darrell Francis of Imperial College London suggested that fast food restaurants dispense free statin drugs with their fast food meals, the way condiments are available. The paper urging this madness was published in the American Journal...

McDonald's frantically shuts down website for employees after dietary advice embarrassment

12/31/2013 - The world's most well-known fast food corporation is in damage control mode after an internal resource that the company created for its employees embarrassingly advised them to stop eating its own food offerings. CNN reports that the McDonald's corporation officially shut down its so-called "McResource...

Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees surf porn while on the job

12/1/2013 - It's something that Homer Simpson would most likely do, but he's a cartoon character and isn't even real. Still, it is an apt comparison given Simpson's cartoon job status as an employee at a nuclear power plant. As reported by The Washington Times, employees at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission,...

Forty-seven TSA workers suspended for running illegal gambling ring on the job at Pittsburgh airport

9/26/2013 - The Transportation Security Administration, created out of whole cloth as a division of the Department of Homeland Security following 9/11, has quickly become the most egregious of all federal agencies, with a history of criminality unrivaled among the vast bureaucracy in Washington. The latest incident...

Natural News exclusive: Whole Foods Market whistleblower says employees were deliberately trained to lie about GMOs - new Organic Spies video

9/20/2013 - A new video from the group calling itself "Organic Spies" is once again rocking the organic food industry. In the video, a woman who identifies herself as a former employee of Whole Foods Market (WFM) testifies that she and other employees were deliberately trained by Whole Foods Market management to...

Shock poll: 92% of federal workers don't want Obamacare

9/20/2013 - There is a new political cartoon floating around the Internet that shows a beleaguered President Obama sitting at his desk with Russian President Vladimir Putin sticking his head in Obama's office as his secretary asks, "President Putin wants to know if you need help with Obamacare too." The cartoon...

What privacy? Obamacare employee accidentally emails 2,400 social security numbers to an insurance broker

9/18/2013 - Serial violations of Americans' Fourth Amendment protections under the Bill of Rights are occurring so frequently these days, you'd think it was part of the hiring process for the federal government: If you can't invade everyone's privacy with impunity, you can't work for Uncle Sam. This is especially...

Worker-owned WinCo grocery chain pays high wages, provides generous benefits and sells food for less than Wal-Mart

9/4/2013 - Unless you live in Idaho or a select few nearby states, you more than likely have never even heard of it. But the growing success of employee-owned WinCo Foods, a Western U.S.-based grocery chain that is currently in the process of expanding to a number of other states, serves as solid proof that living...

Hospital bans smokers from applying for jobs

8/31/2013 - Applicants willing to work for Florida's Bert Fish Medical Center will no longer be allowed to smoke. Starting January 1, 2014, the medical center will join two other local hospitals requiring their workers to show no trace of nicotine in their system. Next year, smokers will be barred from applying,...

DHS employee who buys guns and ammo for feds also runs race war website

8/28/2013 - Are you ready for the coming race war? As goofy as that sounds, at least one African American is. And what's more, he works for you. Department of Homeland Security employee Ayo Kimathi, who ironically is in charge of buying weapons and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),...

Forty percent of U.S. companies to alter health care plans, drop coverage, due to Obamacare

8/28/2013 - As the official start date for Obamacare draws ever closer, there is more evidence that the law simply won't perform as advertised and, in fact, will cause even greater harm to American society than without the "healthcare reform" it was supposedly crafted to deliver. Particularly hard hit will be...

United Airlines employee and wife caught stealing luggage from plane crash victims

8/3/2013 - How can you further insult airline passengers who have been diverted to another airport because of a tragedy? Answer: Steal from them. According to CBS San Fransciso, San Mateo County, Calif., prosecutors are charging an employee of United Airlines and his wife with grand theft and burglary for allegedly...

Even the IRS' own employees union opposes Obamacare for its members

7/31/2013 - Opponents of Obamacare have been warning Americans for years of the damage it will do to U.S. healthcare in general, the insurance industry and the economy at large. The president's supporters have always downplayed those warnings, and they include the nation's largest unions. But as the date approaches...

Here's what IRS workers purchased with taxpayer-funded credit cards

7/6/2013 - The IRS has been in the news quite a bit lately, beginning with revelations earlier this spring that the agency purposely stalled approval of tax exempt status for a number of conservative, tea-party oriented organizations more than two years before the 2012 election. Most recently, however, the agency...

Workplace wellness programs have virtually no beneficial impact on employee health

6/6/2013 - A "workplace wellness program" sounds like a great idea, but new studies are proving otherwise. In matters of reducing healthcare costs and having long term impact on employee health, these programs are failing, according to new data collected from the RAND corp. In 2014, when healthcare reform takes...

Obamacare causes huge decrease in job growth as employers aim to avoid penalties

4/21/2013 - As the nation gears up to usher in some of the first installments of Obamacare, job growth appears to be grinding to a halt, particularly within the small business sector, according to new reports. An expert economist analyzing the latest employment figures says the rapid decrease in job growth that...

Texas employers demand access to social media passwords - sign petition to fight for your privacy

2/24/2013 - A consumer and voter advocacy group has launched an online petition drive seeking support for a pair of bills in the Texas Legislature that would prevent employers from asking employees to provide their passwords to social media sites. The petition's sponsor, SignOn.org, which is associated with...

Top 20 airports where TSA thugs are most likely to steal your stuff

11/26/2012 - A Freedom of Information Act request by ABC News has revealed the 20 U.S. airports where the most Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have been fired for stealing from travelers. Overall, nearly 400 TSA employees were fired for theft between the years 2002 and 2011. Of the airports...

Obamacare forces Denny's restaurants to cut workers' hours, add five percent surcharge to customers

11/20/2012 - Americans were told during the recent campaign cycle that elections have consequences, and we're beginning to see some of them in the wake of President Barack Obama's reelection. One of the biggest consequences so far is economic fall-out from "Obamacare," the president's love-it-or-hate-it healthcare...

Former Goldman Sachs employee blows the whistle on unethical business practices

10/28/2012 - Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs mid level vice president, resigned in the spring of 2012. Upon his resignation, he decided to write a "tell all" book regarding his experience with the firm and why he left. Most of us are aware that there is some level of deception and corruption on Wall Street. After all,...

Wal-Mart fires brain cancer employee for using doctor-recommended medical marijuana; federal court affirms medical discrimination

9/29/2012 - A Michigan man was recently fired from his managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Michigan, after it was discovered that he had been using medical marijuana outside of work hours in accordance with his doctor's recommendations for treating an inoperable brain tumor. The American Civil...

Secret Apple employee training manual reveals company to be a kooky techno cult

9/5/2012 - Is Apple Inc., maker of the wildly popular iPod, iPad, iPhone and Macbook Pro really just one big cult? If not, the company seems to be training its employees as if they belonged to some cult-like movement, rather than one of the world's premier electronics manufacturers. According to tech-savvy...

Afraid of whistleblowers, TSA acquiring technology to spy on its own employees

6/27/2012 - What does it say when an agency is so afraid of what its own employees might say, that it is willing to invest in technology to spy on them to prevent (or, at a minimum, identify) whistleblowers? In this day and age, the Leviathan seems unwilling to stop at anything to protect its growing police state. According...

U.S. treasury raids federal employee pension funds to cover debts

1/20/2012 3:05:31 PM - There is a saying, "Desperate times call for desperate measures." Roughly, it's an expression that's meant to be reassuring, conjuring up an image of a true statesman-like leader who is preparing to do whatever is necessary to lead the masses out of danger. Of course, the expression doesn't have...

Grocery stores give food discounts to customers who agree to receive flu shot vaccines

10/15/2011 - Have you read the NaturalNews report just published about Walgreens customers feeling verbally harassed by Walgreens employees at the checkout counter over flu shots? Multiple accounts from NaturalNews readers have continued to describe aggressive verbal harassment by Walgreens employees who appear...

Stop the Walgreens flu shot harassment! Employees rewarded with iPads for meeting vaccination recruitment goals?

10/13/2011 - Accounts are pouring in to NaturalNews that Walgreens customers feel they are being verbally harassed by Walgreens employees at the checkout counter over flu shots. Multiple accounts from NaturalNews readers describe aggressive verbal harassment by Walgreens employees who appear to be "over the top"...

Former top Democrat says when Obamacare takes effect, small businesses will drop employee health coverage

9/23/2011 - In regard to the health care "reform" measure in 2009, President Barack Obama assured the nation that the 1000-plus page measure was vital -vital- to ensure that all Americans were finally covered by health insurance. In praising its passage in the House, Obama said the measure "will begin the process...

How hospitals violate healthcare worker vaccine rights - with impunity

9/22/2011 - Following swine flu emergency declarations in 11 states, Washington D.C., American Samoa and the entire U.S. in 2009, hospitals around the country began implementing new flu vaccine mandates for their employees. Healthcare workers who worked for decades without getting vaccinated were suddenly faced...

McDonald's ordered to pay obese employee thousands in settlement

11/6/2010 - Fast food giant McDonald's is back in the news again, this time for a lawsuit filed in Brazil by a former employee of the company. According to reports, a judge in Brazil ordered McDonald's to pay $17,500 to a 32-year-old former franchise manager because eating McDonald's food allegedly caused him to...

Midwest Health Mecca Makes Flu Shots Mandatory for All Employees

11/2/2008 - BJC HealthCare, the shining beacon for traditional medical care throughout the Midwest, has made getting a flu shot mandatory for its 26,000 employees. That goes for all employees, even the ones who never come in contact with patients. If anyone refuses, it is going to be considered a breach of the...

Illness Affecting Meat Packing Employees Stump Medical Experts

3/13/2008 - It is a mystery. Unusual symptoms have begun affecting some citizens of the small city in the Midwest. Patients all complain of the same symptoms: fatigue, weakness, pain, and numbness and tingling in the lower extremities. As the symptoms progress, nerve damage occurs. It does not appear contagious,...

Policies on Wellness Impact Employee Health, Bottom Line (press release)

7/5/2006 - Start-up data from an innovative $1 million demonstration project being conducted in Western New York suggests that if the organization you work for is concerned with wellness, it may effect how healthy you are. The finding is the first outcome from the Western New York Wellness Works (WNYWW) project,...

The Wal-Mart Freedom Action Plan: How to escape from Wal-Mart, even when you haven't stolen anything

5/11/2006 - Have you ever wondered if you're a mind slave of the police-state society we have in the United States these days? There's a very simple test you can do to find out. Here's the test: Go shopping at Wal-Mart repeatedly until you eventually end up walking out with an object that has an embedded RFID anti-theft...

NaturalNews survey results, part 3: Making health changes that positively affect work performance

4/13/2006 - This is part three of the analysis of the NaturalNews readers' survey. The total number of responses for this section was 582. Here we asked people to rate whether their use of this health-enhancing information was positively impacting their work performance. The answer has come back as a resounding...

Employers must take on some responsibility for employees' health in order to prevent obesity and chronic disease

8/5/2004 - Ever thought about your workplace as being somewhere that you could get fit and lose weight? Most people don't, given that traditional offices are cubicles with artificial light that don't encourage physical movement other than dashing to the next meeting. But some companies, such as Sprint, are starting...

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