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Dave Jamieson

Black Friday Protests Hit Walmart: 'Biggest Day Ever' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove ...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Kicking off the third consecutive year of protests, Walmart workers in six states have formally submitted strike notices to their bosses...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Just Did Something Really Good For Its Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business

In her nearly two years with Walmart, Maya'Neisha Johnson has typically worked about 20 hours a week at her Western Arkansas store, while pursuing a b...

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Kathleen Miles

Biggest Civil Disobedience Against Walmart In History | 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 Worker Brings Demands Directly To Obama | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

One Walmart worker says she's had enough with the company's "poverty wages" and is taking her grievances straight to the top -- to President Barack Ob...

Another Worker Strike Hits Walmart

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

Workers at a Walmart store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., walked off the job Friday morning in protest of management, demanding that they be given full-tim...

Caroline Fairchild

Walmart Protesters Arrested During New York, Los Angeles Demonstrations | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

The New York Police Department arrested three Walmart protesters in New York City on Thursday during demonstrations against the company's wages and wo...

$12 Wage For Walmart Workers Would Cost The Average Shopper Just 46 Cents Per Trip

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 07.18.2013 | Business

Walmart last week decided not to build three stores in Washington D.C. after the passage of a D.C. Council bill, which demands big-box retailers pay t...

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'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.

Not Going To The Caymans

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

If workers now earning $8 an hour inside warehouses or at fast-food counters manage to get more pay, they are not going to hide the extra money in the Cayman Islands or leave it to their heirs via elaborate trusts. They will go out and spend it almost immediately, boosting their local economies.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Worker Strikes, Is Fired 6 Months Later | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

On the day before Thanksgiving last year, Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her Walmart store in St. Cloud, Fla. As HuffPost reported at the time, sh...

Why Ports Are the New Factories

Louis Hyman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Louis Hyman

Last month, beginning on November 27 in Los Angeles the longshoremen shut down the Long Beach and LA container ports. This strike got little national coverage but this strike actually shut down the movement of all those goods to all those Wal-Mart stores.

Walmart Wants You To Know That Their Workers 'Love Their Jobs'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business

Walmart workers "love their jobs." Just ask Walmart. The retail giant took to Twitter and the opinion section of the San Francisco Chronicle Frida...

4 Truly Disturbing Facts About Low-Wage Retail Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

This Black Friday the lives of low-wage retail workers were thrust into the spot light as employees of a variety of stores weent to work on Thanksgivi...

Catholic Charity Rejects Walmart 'Blood Money'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

Strikers in 100 cities across the nation protested against Walmart over the weekend, fighting for better pay, better work schedules and affordable hea...

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.

Alice Hines

Black Friday Strikers To Walmart: It's On! | Alice Hines | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

DALLAS -- On Thanksgiving afternoon, as freshly stuffed Americans prepared for the shopping bacchanal known as Black Friday, hundreds of Walmart worke...

Dave Jamieson

One Courageous Walmart Worker's Strike Story | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business

There was an employee walkout at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Cloud, Fla., on Wednesday morning, but even if you were shopping there when it happened ...

Why You Shouldn't Shop at Walmart on Friday

Robert Reich | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Robert Reich

The widening inequality reflected in the gap between the pay of Walmart workers and the returns to Walmart investors, including the Walton family, haunts the American economy.

Help Us Record The Walmart Strike As It Happens

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Walmart workers at 1,000 stores nationwide are planning strikes and protests this Friday, and we need your help seeing it all unfold. The workers s...

WATCH: Fox Hands Walmart Easiest Interview Ever, Cuts To Walmart Commercial

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

Walmart's publicity machine is having quite a week. The world's largest retailer is gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year on Friday, ...

Jillian Berman

Ex-Walmart Worker Claims He Was Handcuffed Promoting Black Friday Strike | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

An ex-Walmart worker claimed he was handcuffed by the police Wednesday after talking to current employees about a planned Black Friday strike at the s...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Workers Gearing Up For Nationwide Action | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, may be dramatically different this year. Organiz...