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Judge Rules Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

By Mica Rosenberg (Reuters) - An administrative law judge found Walmart threatened employees trying to organize workers at two stores ...

The Wal-Mart-ization of Education: Wal-Mart Wants Classrooms to Run More Like a Business, Teachers Are Fighting Back

Randi Weingarten | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

If the Walton family is truly interested in helping every child achieve a high-quality education, they could begin by committing to pay their own workers a decent wage instead of spending their billions to wipe out our nation's public school system.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- After failing to reach an agreement that would avoid litigation, the federal labor board issued a complaint against Walmart on Wednesday...

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...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Opens In Major City's Chinatown, Despite Protests | 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...

Walmart and the Mayoral Field Give D.C. the Bait-and-Switch

Sam Jewler | Posted 10.06.2013 | DC
Sam Jewler

The real bait-and-switch is happening right now, as politicians who once called for city-wide agreements and reasonable wages at local Walmart stores -- including the mayor and two mayoral candidates -- switch their rhetoric and their votes.

Could This Be Labor's 'Southern Strategy'?

David Macaray | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
David Macaray

Not counting all the other bad things that have happened recently, two ambitious AFL-CIO endeavors have failed spectacularly: Organizing Wal-Mart Stores and gaining a significant foothold in the Deep South.

California Takes On Walmart's Taxpayer Subsidized Profits

Forbes | Rick Ungar | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

For years, Wal-Mart—and other large retail operators—have been piling up huge profits by controlling their labor costs through paying employees su...

Dave Jamieson

A Single Walmart's Shocking Cost To Taxpayers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business

Walmart wages are so low that many of its workers rely on food stamps and other government aid programs to fulfill their basic needs, a reality that c...

Saki Knafo

Walmart Strikes May Have Reached Critical Mass, Observers Say | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

As Walmart workers this week resume strikes at stores around the nation, organizers are saying that more employees than ever have joined the ranks of ...

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.

When Workplace Safety Is Regarded As 'Overhead'

David Macaray | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business
David Macaray

By most accounts, the Bangladesh tragedy could have been prevented by management simply spending more money on safety.

Organizing McDonald's and Walmart, and Why Austerity Economics Hurts Low-Wage Workers the Most

Robert Reich | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

America is becoming more unequal by the day. So wouldn't it be sensible to encourage unionization at fast-food and big-box retailers? Yes, but here's the problem.

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.

Alice Hines

Walmart Strike Hits 100 Cities: Do Black Friday Shoppers Care? | Alice Hines | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES -- As she neared the entrance of a Dallas Walmart shortly before midnight on the eve of the shopping frenzy known as Black Frid...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Strikes Mark New Chapter For Walmart | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

When a strike among Walmart store employees spread to twelves cities last week, a spokesman for the largest private-sector employer in the world made ...

Peaceful Activists Arrested Protesting Working Conditions At Walmart Supplier

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

A non-violent protest over working conditions at the warehouse of a Walmart supplier resulted in more than a dozen arrests Monday. Riot police arre...

47 Percenter: 'I'm Not Sure I Want Him As My President'

Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

Cayt Lawley is a 22-year-old Walmart worker from Arkansas who says that the secretly videotaped statements made by Republican presidential nominee Mit...

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 ...

Website Is A Forum For Walmart Critics Of All Stripes

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

It's like YouTube, if every video were about Walmart. Nearly three weeks after Walmart was accused of bribing government officials in Mexico, a n...