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Al Norman's Occupy Walmart: What the Debate Is Really About

David Nassar | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
David Nassar

Al Norman's new book Occupy Walmart, a collection of his essays written over the years, is timely because it reminds the reader of the fundamental flaws at Walmart that create problems like those recently exposed by the New York Times.

Kathleen Miles

Chinatown Walmart Ducks Los Angeles Chain Store Ban | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Councilman Ed Reyes's motion to ban chain retail stores from Chinatown on Friday. The ban appears...

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 | 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 | 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...

Lila Shapiro

Walmart's Internal News Wire Reveals Tactic That Could Spell Trouble | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

Walmart is famously aggressive in protecting its public image, particularly when it comes to accusations that it's treating its workers unfairly. Now,...

Lila Shapiro

The Walmart Problem | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- In his struggle to organize Walmart's workers, Philip Meza spends a lot of his time in chain restaurants. On a recent morning on the ou...

Walmart's Food Deserts: Greening the Bottom Line

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

Campaigns across the country are underway to pressure the promised 1,500 Walmarts, SUPERVALUs and Walgreens to hire full-time employees from the neighborhoods they serve, sign labor peace agreements, and pay living wages.

Dave Jamieson

Study: $12 Minimum Wage Would Have Negligible Effect On Walmart Prices | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON- If Walmart were to pay its employees a minimum of $12 an hour, what would that wage baseline do to the retail behemoth’s famously low pr...

Sometimes It Takes a Fire to Wake Us Up

Matt Ryan | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Matt Ryan

In many parts of the world, it may be 2011, but at Walmart, it's still 1911. The fire that consumed those 146 girls' lives is in this respect still burning -- only now it has become a global fire.

Wal-Mart: Unions Love Us

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

No retailer in American history has ever had to divert so far from its corporate mission to do damage control on its image.

Union Members Support Wal-Mart: Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Wal-Mart and workers' unions have a sea of bad blood between them. But, according to a new poll commissioned by Wal-Mart, three-quarters of union m...

Walmart 'helps' 'inform' employees

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

A Walmart employee sent me a link to a website called "Walmart Community Votes," which allegedly exists to help inform employees about political candi...

Wal-Mart's Union-Busting, 'Preference For Poverty' Described In Reader Interview

Chicago Reader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Walmart has grown into one of the largest corporations in history--it's currently number one on the Fortune 500 list of top earners in the world--i...

Chicago Wal-Mart: After Meeting With Executives, Union Leaders Still Opposed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Federation of Labor said today it would ask its City Council allies to reject Chicago's second Wal-Mart after an unprecedented meeting bet...

Should Every Baby Have a Bank Account?

Rohit Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rohit Chopra

Those without bank accounts can't get personalized checks. They also can't pass a credit check needed to rent an apartment or get a car loan. Reform is needed to help these working poor.

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

We're All Wal-Mart Shoppers Now

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

WalMart has 1.4 million employees at its 4000 U.S. locations. These employees have one thing in common: a job. Maybe not the most rewarding job in the world, but a job nonetheless.

Springsteen Sells Out -- To Wal-Mart!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

There are a number of reasons Springsteen's move to sell exclusively through the mega-retailer is, um, really confusing, if not downright contradictory to the Springsteen hagiography.

Wal-Mart's Failure to Protect Its Workers: An Unfortunate Symbol

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Nassar

When ten employees of the Wal-Mart meat department in a TX store elected UFCW as their union, Wal-Mart immediately scrapped their entire network of in-store butcher departments nationwide.

Walmart's Mixed Signals: Giving More Money To Dems

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wal-Mart was warning employees that a Democratic win in November would be bad for workers. But the ...

Wal-Mart Warns Workers Of Democratic Win

WSJ/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Wal-Mart has issued a statement regarding The Wall Street Journal article outlining how it's warning employees to beware of voting for Democra...

Wal-Mart Never Saw it Coming

Ron Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Galloway

Wal-Mart held meetings explaining why an Obama victory might lead to unions organizing more easily. But are they aware that Buffy Wicks, the designer of Obama's grassroots campaign, used to work for Wake Up Wal-Mart?

Wal-Mart Intimidates Employees, Discourages Support of Democrats

David Nassar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Nassar

Despite the millions of dollars Wal-Mart spends to improve its image, a look behind the mask reveals a company that has not changed its appalling business practices at all.