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Kathleen Miles

Biggest Civil Disobedience Against Walmart In History

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

Surrounded by about 100 police officers in riot gear and a helicopter circling above, more than 50 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested in dow...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Opens In Major City's Chinatown, Despite Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.16.2013 | Los Angeles

Despite all these people saying they didn't want it... Photo by Getty Images/Joe Klamar This is now a reality. Downtown LA's first Walmart -- Ch...

A Win For LA Walmart Opponents

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

It's been a back-and-forth battle over the Walmart proposed for downtown Los Angeles' Chinatown. Even though Walmart obtained the building permits ...

Los Angeles Planning Commission Makes Smart Move for City, Downtown Residents

Steven V. Restivo | Posted 09.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Steven V. Restivo

Today's action by the Planning Commission is good news for the city as it helps chip away at the notion that L.A. is a place that is difficult to do business.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: AT WAR WITH WALMART

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.10.2012 | Los Angeles

Led by a motorcycle brigade and Chinese lion dancers, thousands of Angelenos marched through the heart of Chinatown Saturday to protest Walmart moving...

Alice Hines

Walmart 'Spy' Fired For Posing As Reporter At Union Press Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

An employee of Walmart's Los Angeles public relations firm was fired Thursday for pretending to be a news reporter at an event staged by a labor union...

'The People Don't Have A Voice'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 05.20.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- On the surface, a big Wal-Mart store might seem out of place in the midst of the old-fashioned curio shops, the little dim sum eateries...

Alice Hines

Walmart Critics See Opportunity In Alleged Mexico Bribery

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

A scandal surrounding Walmart over alleged bribery in Mexico is turning into fresh meat for its opponents in the United States. Labor unions and activ...

Chinatown Walmart: Where Do The Elected Officials Stand?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Since Walmart announced its plan to build a store in Chinatown, the local community and Los Angeles at large has been buzzing about it. Chinatown busi...

A Ban On ALL Chains In Chinatown?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

One month after Walmart announced that it would bring a store to Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles, one City Council member has stepped in to stop it....

Kathleen Miles

WATCH: LA Walmart Employee, Girshriela Green, Tells Her Story Of Poverty And Injury

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Girshriela Green was unemployed and on welfare when she got a job at Walmart in Crenshaw, Calif. When she started as a part-time sales floor associate...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart In Chinatown? The Fight Is On

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.09.2012 | Los Angeles

At a rally Thursday against a new Walmart "Neighborhood Mart" moving into Los Angeles' Chinatown, employees argued the retailer's low wages have drive...