iOS app Android app

Walmart Workers

Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon Is Out

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 06.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

Dave Jamieson

Feds Accuse Walmart Of Breaking Labor Law

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jillian Berman

Leaked PowerPoint Reveals Walmart's Anti-Union Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Walmart is pushing back against labor groups by providing managers with talking points to discourage workers from joining up, internal documents revea...

Everyday Low Wages at Walmart: Brought to You by Government Policy

Dean Baker | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

There is no way that a typical Walmart worker could support one or two children without help from the government. In this picture, the government is the helping hand that allows workers to make ends meet despite the bad cards dealt to them. The problem with this story is that the cards were not just dealt out randomly; there was a rigged deck.

Can Right and Left Rally Against Walmart?

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

One of the most profitable corporations in America is having a holiday food drive. But wait... there's a catch. The food drive is for the company's own underpaid, poverty-stricken workers. You really can't make this stuff up

Working Poor This Thanksgiving

Rebecca Smith | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
Rebecca Smith

Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays. But while most of us will spend it sitting down to a sumptuous dinner in the company of our loved ones, some of us will be stocking shelves and working the shop floor.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Finances but Were Afraid to Ask Ronald McDonald

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Wow. We've lived in this era of unchecked corporate greed for a while now. So it's rare that a company's actions take our breath away. But there you have it. The McDonald's hotline stopped just short of pointing out how much cheaper it is to kill yourself.

Walmart Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive For Its Own Workers

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

One Ohio Walmart is asking employees to donate food for other workers who are struggling so much they can't afford to buy a Thanksgiving meal for thei...

Walmart Offers Disabled Store Greeter His Job Back

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Wal-Mart is offering a disabled man from Colorado his job back. Matt Wood lost his job as a store greeter in Du...

Walmart's Latest PR Campaign Is Quite Conveniently Timed

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores, faced with criticism about worker pay, is making public a round of promotions of about 25,000 U.S. stor...

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Even Earn $25,000 Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As they seek to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, House Democrats joined a group of Walmart employees on Cap...

Walmart Worker: I Was Fired For Helping Assault Victim

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business

HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Wal-Mart employee says the retail giant fired him after he tried to help a woman being...

Workers in Minnesota Fight to Survive

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

It takes 86 hours a week working in a minimum wage job to pay for an average two-bedroom apartment in Minnesota. That's 12 hours a day, seven days a week. It's no accident that real wages have declined while executive pay and corporate profits have climbed rapidly.

Walmart To Hire More Temporary Workers

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

* Walmart U.S. to hire 55,000, up about 10 pct from 2012 * Overall U.S. retail hiring likely weaker this year -Challenger ...