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Retail Workers

Retail Workers Are Robotized in Our Scripted Society

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Annabel Osberg

"Did you find everything OK?" the cashier at a large retail chain store asks me as she begins ringing up my items. Actually, I didn't. There were a co...

'Do We Want To Eat, Or Do We Want Me To Finish My Degree?'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Jennifer Blankenship, 39, lives in Clarksville, Tenn., and lost her retail position in the fall. Just hired for a new job working from home, she hopes...

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Workers Are Going Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in New York and Chicago, employees at a Guitar Center store in Las Vegas voted on Friday to unionize. If the ...

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...

Kim Bellware

LOOK: Fast Food Workers Rail Against Minimum Wage In Chicago

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

Chicago-area McDonald's workers walked off the job during a one-day strike Thursday morning as part of a nationwide movement protesting low wages and ...

Fast Food Workers Take To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Low-wage workers are taking to the streets in 50 cities across the country Thursday. The protests, which come ahead of Labor Day, are an outgrowth of ...

Fast Food Protests Hit Cities Nationwide

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers and their supporters beat drums, blew whistles and chanted slogans Thursday on picket lines in dozens of U.S. citie...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

4 Truly Disturbing Facts About Low-Wage Retail Workers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

This Black Friday the lives of low-wage retail workers were thrust into the spot light as employees of a variety of stores weent to work on Thanksgivi...

Dave Jamieson

Thanks For Nothing: Workers Lose Holiday As Retail Expands Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Last year, for the first time in her life, Ayanna Roach missed Thanksgiving. The 23-year-old was working at an Old Navy store in the ...

Alice Hines

Protesters Speak Out Against Low Pay And Lack Of Benefits at Retail’s Big Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On the third day of the National Retail Federation's annual convention, workers, union members and activists gathered outside the Javits C...

Women Retail Workers Make Less, Get Fewer Benefits Than Men

Alice Hines | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

In a time when jobs are scarce, retail is one of the few industries hiring -- creating about 500,000 temporary jobs this holiday season, according to ...