I missed the original post on this but the background reference
material is compelling...kate
A few weeks ago, the Focus on the Corporation column was titled
"A Law and
Order Regulation for Corporations." The subject was a proposal
the U.S. government from entering into contracts with companies
chronic or serious violators of labor, environmental, tax,
employment laws. This note is a follow up to that column.
For more details, see the Essential Action web page,
The federal government is now accepting comments on the proposed
regulation. Business groups are weighing in heavily against it;
and so if
the proposal is to be enacted, it is vital that citizens and
interest groups submit comments in support of the regulation.
It is easy to submit comments -- even a comment that says
than, "I support the principle that the federal government
contract with companies that seriously transgress the law" is
and comments can be submitted by e-mail (as well as regular
For background on the proposed regulation, and tips on what to
comments, see the Essential Action web page,
http://www.essentialaction.org/anti-scofflaw. You can e-mail
directly to the agency from this page.
If you are so eager to send comments that you don't even want to
page, you can send them by e-mail to email@example.com or
General Services Administration
FAR Secretariat (MVR)
1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035 ATTN: Laurie Duarte
Washington, D.C. 20045
Be sure to mention in all written comments that you are
reference to FAR case 99-010.
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