Without placing a priority on creating not just jobs but good, union jobs, our economy will remain at a standstill for anyone but the 1 percent.
While some locals will continue to decry the presence of the new store, the fact is that Boulder residents have the opportunity to vote with their dollars, because in the end it's a simple equation for any retailer: If people come and shop, the company thrives.
We can be sure of one thing: Wal-Mart has promised before that it would Buy American -- and it didn't. Like Sam Walton's promises 20 years ago, Bill Simon's rediscovery of American manufacturing in 2013 isn't worth the paper his press release was printed on.
Oddly, the top international cyclist -- Lance Armstrong -- and the top international retailer --Walmart -- revealed last week that they have much in common. No, not doping. It's their dopey concept of the atonement process.
Wal-Mart, the retail leader in the outsourcing American jobs, has clearly been feeling the pressure of the growing Made in USA movement.
Walmart made a little bit of news on Tuesday announcing plans to source an additional $50 billion worth of American-made goods over the next decade. But it's also worth noting that Walmart's move is not altogether altruistic.
Arianna appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss trends in the media industry. "I don't think [traditional journalism] is dying at all. I think i...
Retail jobs are a crucial source of income for the families of workers in this sector, so why are there currently more than one million retail workers and their family members living in or near poverty? That's not what economic recovery looks like.
So vast and fiery are the problems that it may seem impossible to imagine that solutions exist or that change may be imminent. And yet, 2012 brought advances and victories that shifted the debate, transformed power, and won real gains in quality of life.
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.
I went to Walmart on Dec. 30, 2012 in Palmdale, Calif. I think I'm now qualified to discuss Walmart's "low prices." Why? Because not only did I visit Walmart on Dec. 30, but I visited four other supermarkets to compare the prices of items I typically buy.
So nice of you to offer these suggestions, Quebec. But do you really think that Walmart is going to become Le Magasin Walmart just for your shoppers? Even the "real" French are less stringent about their language laws -- and that's saying a lot.
The charred Tazreen factory represents the extreme end of a long continuum of anti-worker oppression and violence, beginning with multinational brands that build their profit model on cheap overseas labor, to the brutalization of workers who dare stand up for their rights on the job.
Will he take up the fight and turn the Walmart scandal into a catalyst for reform? President Peña must give life to his anti-corruption agenda.
The punishment needs to fit the crime, but are some giant multinational corporations now so large that they no longer can be punished effectively?