BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : SEPTEMBER 11, 2000 ISSUE
COVER STORY

Chairman of the Anticorporate Board


Ralph Nader has established more than 30 public interest groups that are a thorn in the side of Corporate America

AVIATION CONSUMER ACTION PROJECT
Met with FAA Administrator Jane Garvey to propose new rules to prevent flight delays, including penalties for deceiving passengers about problems. Pushed for increased compensation for lost luggage.
Staff: 2

CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY
Agitates for vehicle recalls, increased highway safety standards, and lemon laws. Helps consumers find plaintiffs' lawyers.
Staff: 5

CENTER FOR STUDY OF RESPONSIVE LAW
Nader's headquarters. Home of Consumer Project on Technology, which sponsored seminars on Microsoft remedies, pushed for tougher Internet privacy rules, and took on the drug industry over costs.
Staff: 15-20

COMMERCIAL ALERT
Fights excessive commercialism. Targets include Primedia (for delivering ads in educational programming) and Coke and Pepsi (for aggressive sales tactics in schools).
Staff: 1

PENSION RIGHTS CENTER
Helped organize employees at IBM, General Electric, and elsewhere against cash balance pension plans.
Staff: 8

PUBLIC CITIZEN
Umbrella organization sponsors Global Trade Watch, Congress Watch, Critical Mass Energy & Environment Program, Health Research Group, and Public Citizen Litigation Group. Issues include tort reform, oil mergers, and campaign finance reform.
Staff: 75-80



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