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Wal Mart Unions

Walmart's War Against Unions -- and the U.S. Laws That Make It Possible

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Julie Gutman Dickinson

So what's the secret to Walmart's "success" in remaining 100 percent nonunion? In short, it's the corporation's thorough exploitation of our nation's anemic labor laws.

The Central Economic Fights of Our Time, Part 1

Mike Lux | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Taking on the big banks is not just another issue. These TBTF banks have the capacity to crash our economy any time they get greedy and make a bad decision, and they suck trillions of dollars out of productive investment in Main Street businesses.

Walmart Supreme Court Ruling Being Used By Wall Street

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

WILMINGTON (Tom Hals) - The U.S. Supreme Court's dismissal of a massive sex-bias case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc may have handed Wall Street a new we...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Aldermen Delay Showdown After Unions Request More Time | Deric Bownds' MindBlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council's Zoning Committee put off a vote today on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion, acting at the behest of labor leaders who want more ...

Chicago Wal-Mart: Unions Ask Aldermen To Delay Vote After Meeting | WV Cycling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Union leaders urged their City Council allies on Tuesday to put off today's showdown vote on Wal-Mart's planned Chicago expansion after their unpreced...

Olympics Bust Is Wal-Mart's Gain?

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Mayor Daley's Olympic dream has gone up in flames, a South Side alderman is turning up the heat for City Council approval of Chicago's second...

Wal-Mart Jobs Expose: Why A Recent NYT Story About Working At Wal-Mart Was A 'Stunt': Laura Heller | Laura Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Getting a peek inside a major retailer can yield some pretty revealing information about their business and culture. It's not an easy thing to arrange...

Wal-Mart Chicago Fight: Creating Jobs Pitted Against Protecting Small Businesses

Chicago Sun-Times | MARY MITCHELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In many areas starved for retail businesses, welcoming a Wal-Mart would be a no-brainer. But Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) is having one heck of a time...

We're Mad and We're Not Going to Take it Anymore

Ald. Howard Brookins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ald. Howard Brookins

Many of our neighborhoods are suffering in food deserts and increasing violence, yet we are slamming our doors to the one food retailer who is ready to invest in our poorest neighborhoods without asking for any financial incentives?

Organized Labor Digging In Against Wal-Mart's Chicago Push

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opposition to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stiffening at City Hall even as the retailer pitches its expansion as an antidote to recession. [...] The reason...

Nazis Need Birthday Cakes, Too

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

All the Campbell's wanted was a birthday cake for their little Aryan, Adolf Hitler, who turned 3 last week. But, sadly, they just don't teach cake-writing in white supremacy class anymore.

First Wal-Mart Union Begins In China

Raw Story | Andrew McLemore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first Wal-Mart trade union in China was formed after the company bowed to government demands for organized labor in its stores, The New York Times...

Anti-Wal-Mart Forces Mellowing Their Approach To Retail Giant

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last several months, a confidential report has circulated within the headquarters of Wal-Mart Stores, proposing sweeping changes to its emplo...

Clinton Remained Silent As Wal-Mart Fought Unions

ABC's The Blotter | BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER and RHONDA SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer wa...