• Third Sector Radio USA

    The language we use is important in setting the frame. Today’s leakers used to be called whistle-blowers, and engendered legal protections (although largely unenforced).

    Add to the discussion in the article that corporations, and government neophytes who (try to) run their offices like businesses, must institutionalize greed and outright crime in order to meet unrealistic growth projections. This increases the need to keep them accountable.

  • sr911

    Anyone leaks from us and they will find themselves facing the pointy end of the non-disclosure agreement they signed with us. Basically, it says that if they release anything that is not subject to mandatory reporting or is cleared by the board or myself, they agree that they are culpable for $100,000 per violation or $250,000-$500,000 per violation if what they leak constitutes a trade secret plus paying for the organization’s legal fees. Don’t have it? Say goodbye to your home, your car, your savings, any income above federal minimum wage until it’s paid back. Plus, part of the settlement requires an agreement that the restitution survives any filing of bankruptcy nor can it be reported to the IRS as a donation for the purposes of tax exemption. Any money removed from income to pay back the fines also will be post-tax dollars meaning the guilty party will be paying taxes on their full salary but only clearing what they would get flipping hamburgers.

    There’s also a clause that says they waive the right to sue us if we tell people calling to verify employment that they are a snitch.