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Banned From 4,540 Walmarts

Al Norman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Al Norman

The civil recovery process ensnares people who are suspected of stealing small amounts of merchandise -- even by small claims court standards. These people face criminal charges regardless of the civil claim.

On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This year the day after Thanksgiving will be remembered not as the biggest shopping day of the year but as the day Americans took action to demand that Walmart, the country's largest employer, pay workers livable wages and play a part in improving our economy.

A Walmart Thanksgiving, by Charles Dickens

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Walmart's wages and employment practices can rightfully be described as "Dickensian." What, we wondered, would the Victorian author make of this latest development?

Why Are Walmart Billionaires Bankrolling Phony School 'Reform' In LA?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As a business chain, Walmart has spent a fortune trying to break into the Los Angeles retail market with its low-wage retail stores. Now the Walton family is trying to use that fortune to bring Walmart-style education to Los Angeles.

Wal-Mart Discloses "Nada" in Mexigate Bribery Case

Al Norman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart now has until August 28 to become transparent. For a company that says it has no gray areas, Wal-Mart remains a remarkably opaque company. Only a business with something to hide would stone-Wal Congress this way.

Alice Hines

Justin Timberlake, Bill Clinton Shill For Walmart At Annual Meeting | Alice Hines | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- What do Taylor Swift and Bill Clinton have in common? It's not the folksy accents, though, perhaps those helped them score t...

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.

Wal-Mart Shoppers Are Trained To Be "Savages"

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Where better to carry out these random acts of violence than at a huge Wal-Mart, where price takes precedence over people? The crowd at Valley Stream was just following the program.

Warren Buffet, Waltons, Linked In Sweatshop Report

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Perhaps Rob Walton should have a chat with Warren Buffet about how to use their billions to put pressure on the Bangladeshi government to crack down on substandard working conditions.