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Walmart Exec: Minimum Wage Debate Is Shortsighted

Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Last month, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray buckled under pressure from retail giant Walmart and vetoed a controversial bill that would have requ...

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 ...

Jillian Berman

Walmart Can't Stand Bloomberg Coverage Of Walmart | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

Walmart is railing against a Bloomberg article from this week that said the retail giant is struggling with declining sales, with a spokesman taking t...

Mayor Backs Down To Walmart

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday vetoed a controversial minimum wage bill that could have discouraged Wal-Mart Sto...

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.

'Living Wage' Bill Opposed By Wal-Mart Faces Uncertain Fate In Nation's Capital

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray could decide as early as this week whether to si...

Robert Reich: McDonald's And Walmart Can Afford $15 An Hour Wages

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Robert Reich, who certainly knows a thing or two about labor and economic policy, says it's time for some of the nation's largest employers to start p...

Walmart CEO's Dubious Minimum Wage Claim

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Fast food and retail workers across the country have taken to the streets this year to decry their low wages. But the CEO of Walmart, which is often a...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Workers Detained During Protest Over Labor Practices | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ten current and former Walmart workers and two organizers were ticketed by police outside the retailer's Washington, D.C., office on Thu...

The Moral Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The fact that we must still advocate for the minimum wage, progressive taxation, unions and Social Security -- programs taken for granted decades ago - indicates how barbaric our society has become. That is why raising the minimum wage is the only moral option available to us today.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Walmart's 'Starvation Wages'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

The Walton family's enormous wealth is proof that Walmart can afford to pay its workers a living wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Vt.) argued on Saturday...

Walmart's Low Wages: Not Just for Walmart Employees Anymore

Brian Young | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Brian Young

It might not surprise you that Walmart is fighting a 'living wage' bill in DC, but, if they win, you might be surprised at how it affects the future of your town.

$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...

Should Large Companies Be Required To Pay Higher Wages?

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C. officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box re...

Shame on Walmart!

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

I sent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray five questions to consider in deciding whether he would support or veto the living wage bill passed by the city council. These questions should be answered by any community considering the value of a Walmart store.

D.C. Rebukes Walmart Over 'Living Wage' Threat

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 07.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other bi...

Dave Jamieson

What Walmart Isn't Saying About How It Pays Its Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, a Walmart executive rebuked the D.C. Council in an op-ed in the Washington Post, declaring that the company would scuttle pl...

Walmart Makes Big Threat Over 'Living Wage' Bill

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Wal-Mart says it won't build three stores it had planned for the District of Columbia if lawmakers approve a bill that would force the r...

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.

Saki Knafo

How Walmart Strikes Are Affecting The Retail Giant | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

Earlier this year, Janet Sparks was called in to meet her bosses at the Walmart in Baker, La., where she works as a non-salaried supervisor in the cus...

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

Sad Truth About Working Moms At Walmart | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

As Mother’s Day approached, Charlene Fletcher, mother of two, found herself occupied with the needs of other families, attending to the crush of sho...

Walmart's Average Worker Would Have To Work 785 YEARS To Earn CEO's Annual Salary

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

The widening gap between executive and worker pay came into sharp relief earlier this week when Walmart announced that CEO Michael Duke made $20.7 mil...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Implicated In Huge Wage-Theft Lawsuit | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.30.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Warehouse workers in Southern California have filed a petition in court to name Walmart as a defendant in a federal wage-theft lawsuit,...

What Kind of Walmart Do We Want for Our Country?

Annette Bernhardt | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business
Annette Bernhardt

Instead of playing the Grinch, we need a Walmart that respects its workers. We need a Walmart that is willing to share the profits that its employees help to produce.