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America's Largest Employer Needs to Step It Up for Pregnant Workers

Dina Bakst | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Dina Bakst

No pregnant woman should be forced to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy. Yet at Walmart, the largest employer in America, and many other companies across the country, that is exactly what's happening.

Walmart Touts Low Health-Care Costs Just Days After Raising Health-Care Costs

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

Just days after raising health-care costs, Walmart took to Twitter to argue that its health-care costs are still relatively low -- although there's a ...

You'd Only Have To Pay 1 More Penny For Mac-N-Cheese To Get Walmart Workers Off Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

Would you be willing to spend one penny more for a box of macaroni and cheese if it meant that Walmart workers would no longer need food stamps to sur...

Who Is Working Your Front Line?

Michael Tasner | Posted 05.13.2014 | Small Business
Michael Tasner

Marketing is any interaction with a prospect or customer. Keep a close eye on how these interactions are helping or hurting your business.

Walmart's Latest PR Campaign Is Quite Conveniently Timed

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores, faced with criticism about worker pay, is making public a round of promotions of about 25,000 U.S. stor...

Hero Walmart Worker: Thanks, But No Thanks, Walmart

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man who was fired by a Wal-Mart store in Michigan after interrupting an assault in the parking lot said Friday he ...

Walmart: Equal Exploitation of Gays and Straights

Lucas Handy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Handy

I like the symbolic value of the nation's largest employer pledging that it won't continue to discriminate when it comes to health benefits, but here's the bad news: In the real world a majority of Walmart workers -- gay and straight alike -- still won't have affordable health coverage or living wages.

Walmart Employee Fired Over $106,000 Scam (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

A 23-year-old Walmart employee in Hobbs, N.M., has been fired after police arrested him for allegedly stealing more than $106,000 worth of fake money ...

Report: Walmart Suddenly Relying Heavily On Temp Workers

Reuters | Dhanya Skariachan and Jessica Wohl | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world's largest retailer ha...

Walmart Loses Its Patience

David Macaray | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
David Macaray

The drive to organize the mega-retailer has been no more successful than the U.S. government's War on Drugs. Not one single Walmart store in the U.S. has voted to go union. Not to criticize the AFL-CIO, but that seems like a statistical impossibility. Even a banjo hitter gets the occasional homerun.

A Letter to the Walton Family

Pearl Korn | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Pearl Korn

You could create your own worldwide stimulus plan just by doing the right thing for those you employ who are in need. Simply provide what these dedicated workers have earned and deserve.

My Thanksgiving: A Turkey Sandwich at Walmart

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business
Rep. Alan Grayson

I did not spend Thanksgiving evening with my wife and my five children. I spent it, instead, handing out turkey sandwiches to workers in Walmart. And showing my support for one brave soul who walked off the job in protest against exploitation.

The Fight Against Inequality Takes a Giant Stride Forward

Philip Jennings | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
Philip Jennings

For labor rights, this is a significant and historic moment: the first strike in Walmart's 50-year history in the US.

Jeffrey Young

'Save Money, Live Better?' Walmart To Pay Full Costs For Workers' Surgeries At Prestigious Hospitals | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Walmart employees will now be able to get heart, spine and transplant surgeries at six of the nation's most prestigious hospitals at no cost, the worl...

Walmart Worker Loses Job, Savings After Being Attacked By Customer

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

Violence at Walmart on Black Friday isn't rare. One New York woman was arrested last year after punching a Walmart greeter on Black Friday. Likewise, ...

A New Walmart Can Cost The Surrounding Community Millions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Let's say a new Walmart is opening in your town. Should you be worried? According to recent research from a Seattle-area advocacy group, the answer...

Walmart Waving Goodbye To Some Greeters

AOL Jobs | Claire Gordon | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

After 30 years, "People Greeters" will no longer welcome Walmart customers with a "cart and a smile." Four months after Walmart got rid of its night-s...

Walmart Employees Rob Store To Pay For Sex Change

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Crime

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Police in Arizona say two Walmart employees burglarized the store where they worked to pay for a car and a sex change operation. P...

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...

Peaceful Revolution: Shop Wal-Mart, Get...Sick?

Katie Bethell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Katie Bethell

Wal-Mart employees can risk termination for taking sick days. In fact, this flu season more than 59 million employees in the U.S. have no paid sick leave. That's bad for employees, and it's bad for public health.