Johnny Kampis is a content editor at Watchdog.org, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

NLRB sides with racist union workers over their employers

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | Special to Watchdog.org
On June 5, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of a racist member of the United Steelworkers Union, forcing his employer not only to hire him back but also to give him back pay.
The NLRB argues the company did not respect the picket-line protections established in […]

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Conservative Alabama news site trolls readers on governor party switch

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Alabama, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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The joke’s on Yellowhammer News readers if they believed a Wednesday morning post that said Gov. Robert Bentley had switched to the Democratic Party.

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Alabama judge dismisses lawsuit silencing former Kemper Project manager

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A lawsuit that, in part, would silence a former manager of the Kemper Project power plant has been dismissed.

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Former Kemper Project manager’s resume may point to major design flaw

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org
In late 2011, a contractor on the Kemper Project in east central Mississippi found a key component of the gasifier towers of the plant was failing, causing months of delays and untold amounts of cost overruns.
Could this aspect of the project’s problems be what former manager Brett Wingo wishes to speak […]

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Mississippi prisoners still armed, despite increased security measures

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Batteries for cell phones and guns for tattooing, white powdery substances and Bluetooth devices, sharp gleaming shanks wrapped up in tape — these are a few of Mississippi prisoners’ favorite things.

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Alabama, Mississippi lawmakers score poorly in congressional transparency study

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Zilch. Zip. Nada.

That was the point tally by U.S. House members for both Alabama and Mississippi in a GovTrack.us study of who sponsored or co-sponsored 20 bills in Congress in 2014 designed to increase government transparency.

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