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Walmart Workers

Our Disparity Disorder: Life on the Wage Floors

Doug Levitt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Doug Levitt

The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.

Emily Peck

One Overlooked Reason Walmart Gave Workers Raises | Emily Peck | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

Sales are slumping and the retailing giant desperately needs people to start buying more stuff. They can't do that without happier workers.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could alter the minimum wage debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced it will rais...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart To Employees: Relax, The Minimum Wage Is Going Up! | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

Last year, the worker group OUR Walmart began circulating petitions in Walmart stores calling for a $15 minimum wage and consistent, full-time hours f...

Walmart Heiress' Ex Wants A Whopping $400,000 A Month

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.04.2015 | Divorce

Walmart heiress Paige Laurie filed for divorce from her husband of six years, Patrick Bode Dubbert, last March. Eleven months later, he's reportedly d...

'Angel' Quietly Pays Off All Of Store's Layaway Gifts With $50,000 Donation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

Breaking: Santa has been spotted in a Pennsylvania Walmart. Or so it seems. According to the chain's Silver Springs Commons store, an anonymous ...

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 ...

5 Reasons Shopping at Walmart Makes You a Scrooge This Holiday Season

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Linsey Pecikonis

Employing this many workers may make the company seem virtuous and altruistic, but the business model is not a model other companies should emulate.

Why I'm Standing with Walmart Workers This Black Friday

Carol Joyner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Carol Joyner

The workers who help Walmart make unimaginable profits in turn receive poverty wages, unaffordable health care and irregular schedules, including hours kept at part-time as a way of denying access to paid sick days.

Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eve...

Walmart Dramatically Cuts Back Expansion Of U.S. Stores

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for ...

Walmart Makes Big Change In Wake Of Obamacare

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at contro...

Respect the Bump Gets Results as Well as Respect

Ellen Bravo | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

While working at Walmart, a pregnant Thelma was shopping and had two TVs fall on her. She needed time to recuperate to prevent a miscarriage and heal from her injuries, but her manager said she had to come back to work.

Walmart's Dress Code and the Cost of Low-Wage Work

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

The placement of cost burden on a new employee is a long-standing practice among employers who attract those with no choice but to accept low-wage work.

Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon Is Out

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Walmart’s U.S. chief Bill Simon is leaving the company after a rough four years. The 54-year-old will be replaced by Greg Foran, 53, Walmart’s ...

Mark Gongloff

Fact-Checking Walmart's Fact-Check Of The New York Times | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business

Accused of paying its workers too little, Walmart has responded in the most 2014 way possible: by being snarky on the Internet with a "fact check." Un...

My Life On The Walmart Treadmill

Jamaad Reed | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Jamaad Reed

This is the America of the 21st century, a country divided along lines of morality, where wealth equates to power and the gap between those who have and those who don't is increasing. I will continue to speak up for those who aren't able to speak up for themselves.

Millionaire Walmart CEO Says He's Just Another Associate

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business

Walmart's chief executive deflected a question on Wednesday about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly proclaiming himself just another "...

Robert Reich Trashes White House 'Numbskull' For Walmart Event

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich trashed the White House on Thursday for using Walmart, an enemy of unions and fair-pay advocates, as a poster comp...

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...

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...

The 'Paid-What-You're-Worth' Myth

Robert Reich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

A Revolution in Retail: Treat Workers Well to Boost Profits

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Eleanor LeCain

Treating workers well can increase profits, says Dr. Zeynep Ton, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Dr. Ton's important new book, The Go...

Walmart Denies Report It's Weighing Support For A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck and Emily Cohn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Walmart is denying a Bloomberg report that said the nation's largest private employer is considering supporting an increase in the minimum wage. "W...

Walmart Day Parade. Anyone?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

We're finally having a discussion about income inequality and the enormous disparity in wealth in this country. Is it really a surprise to anyone that Walmart is the go-to example of what's wrong in this country?