Press Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


YATES FIRING SEEN HAVING 'CHILLING EFFECT' ON WORKFORCE

From: Greenwire

""There will be leaks and protests and other kinds of things," Ruch said. "Nothing will go smoothly.""

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WITH TRUMP, TWITTER TRANSITION STIRS CONFUSION

From: The Hill

"“Now you have the Twitter president at war with his own employees on a social media battleground. That’s weird,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees…

YELLOWSTONE CONSIDERS CELLPHONE SERVICE UPGRADE

From: Billings Gazette

"PEER executive director Jeff Ruch called the proposal a benefit to the wireless companies at the expense of the vacationing public seeking to leave behind the…

TRUMP TRANSITION LEADER'S GOAL IS TWO-THIRDS CUT IN EPA EMPLOYEES

From: Washington Post

"“At PEER, we are reviewing reduction-in-force and other rules governing the fate of employees squeezed out by tightened purse strings,” Jeff Ruch, PEER’s executive…

HARASSMENT RESPONSE A MIXED BAG AT GRAND CANYON

From: Arizona Sun

"“This does not appear to be a leadership that is going to be concerned about either sexual harassment or employee discrimination or even workplace morale,” Jeff Ruch,…

GOVERNMENT INSIDERS: SHARE TIPS WITH THE OREGONIAN / OREGON LIVE, SECURELY

From: Oregon Live

"Politico quoted Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: "From what we can tell, the cloud of Mordor…

'ROGUE' GOVERNMENT TWITTER ACCOUNTS SHOULD VERIFY THEMSELVES

From: Motherboard

"The third party could be a journalist, but it doesn’t have to be. It could be the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the American Civil Liberties Union. It could…

TRUMP 'GAG ORDER' REPORTS MAKE FOR AWKWARD FIRST IMPRESSION

From: Bloomberg

"The Trump administration approach is very similar to actions under the George W. Bush administration to suppress or rewrite documents deemed contrary to the administration’s…

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE FREEZES INFORMATION COMING OUT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES, REPORTS SAY

From: Dallas News

""There appears to be a level of disruption of agency operations that we haven't seen" since at least the Reagan administration, Ruch told The Dallas Morning News.…

PEER CONTENDS TRUMP DECISION HAMSTRUNG THE PROMISE

From: The Cordova Times

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says that President Trump’s decision to impose a federal hiring freeze will impede increasing energy production…