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Dukes v Walmart

The Supremes, the Election, and the War on Women: What's Next?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

To say the Roberts Supreme Court hasn't been kind to women would be an understatement. In 2007, it overruled six lower federal courts in upholding a ban on one abortion procedure with no exception for the health of the woman.

Dave Jamieson

After Historic Supreme Court Loss, Betty Dukes Still Fighting Walmart | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Betty Dukes works as a greeter at the Pittsburg, Calif., Walmart, what the world's largest retailer refers to as store #1615. She clocks...

Dukes v. Wal-Mart One Year Later: Where Do Women Stand?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Martha Burk

In the year since, the ruling has been touted as a godsend for corporations. It has been cited numerous times by judges as a reason to throw out class actions in such disparate areas as toxics in a neighborhood, overtime pay cases, and insurance overcharges.

Alice Hines

Walmart Women Still Seek Justice In Sex Discrimination Case | Alice Hines | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business

The women who say Walmart discriminates aren't giving up. Five hundred female employees in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Caroli...

Lila Shapiro

Walmart Faces Long Battle On Sex Discrimination, Despite Supreme Court Ruling | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Sex discrimination is alive and well at Walmart, say lawyers who have interviewed thousands of female employees in the years since Betty Dukes and a h...

Dukes Puts 'Em Up Again

Martha Burk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Remember Dukes v. Walmart, the case that the Supreme Court threw out because the company claimed it was too big to be sued for sex discrimination. Well, like Freddy Krueger every Halloween, it's ba-a-a-ck.

Gender Washing at Walmart

Martha Burk | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Why has Walmart only recently discovered women as a resource, both as customers and suppliers? Could the answer be that 1.5 million associates sued the company for sex discrimination in pay and promotion?

Lila Shapiro

Walmart: Too Big To Sue | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

As the Supreme Court on Monday derailed claims of gender discrimination by scores of women workers at Walmart stores, the American labor movement abso...

Lila Shapiro

What's At Stake In The Massive Walmart Anti-Discrimination Case Before The Supreme Court | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

Walmart Stores, the ...

Wal-Mart's Woman Troubles -- Too Big to Be Sued?

Martha Burk | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Wal-Mart is entitled to a fair profit, as are all businesses. But the key word is fair.