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Walmart Workers Will Make History on Friday as America Confronts Growing Inequality

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America's largest private employer. But they also represent the vanguard of a sharp challenge to the nation's widening economic divide.

New York Times Deserves a Pulitzer Prize for Reporting on Bangladesh Sweatshops

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If journalism's role is to not only report the facts but also to expose wrongdoing, then the Times deserves kudos, and a Pulitzer Prize, for documenting and explaining the emergence of Bangladesh's new sweatshop economy as a major source of the clothing that American and European consumers buy every day.

Walmart Gives CEO Huge Raise

Reuters | Jessica Wohl | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Monday that members of its board's audit committee were paid more for the latest year due to extra work they ...

Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for "Another Revolution in Arab World"

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region.

The Wal-Mart/Facebook Social Genome

Al Norman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Social networking sites are vast data mines for large corporations like Wal-Mart, who will sift through your posts looking to target you for products based on your genome, or perhaps one day for credit card companies, insurance salesmen, etc. It's already happening.

Walmart Shareholders Urged To Kick CEO Off Board

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Two leading proxy adviser firms are telling Wal-Mart shareholders to vote against certain board members up for re-election next week, sayi...

Wal-Mart At 50: A Crisis of Governance

Al Norman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart may have entered the Golden Years, but its self-dealing and covers ups have seriously tarnished the brand, and put its "independent" governance in a state of crisis.

The Politics of Bonuses & Free Choice

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart's My$hare bonuses are not a substitute for a decent, living wage, and a quality health plan that does more than leave employees with enormous deductibles to pay.