iOS app Android app

Walmart Black Friday

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...

The Pope, the Jew, and the CEO

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

The ethical teachings of Jesus long and clearly have been understood to support the poor and struggling in the world over those with means -- who remain hard of heart.

Minimum Wages, Bargaining Power, Poverty, and Work

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Look, at the end of the day, what policy makers really need to be looking for are ideas that most efficiently reduce wage and income inequality. That's a main reason why I've been so stuck on full employment, as it perfectly meets that criterion.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the time devoted to giving thanks for all that we have became a little shorter, and the time devoted to accumulating more stuff grew longer, with the shopping orgy known as Black Friday (a name that seems more apt every year) getting started on Thanksgiving itself. At Macy's, the traditional parade balloons were followed by armed police watching as impatient shoppers, corralled within barricades, waited to get into the company's flagship store. Black Friday brought a slew of bargains coast to coast -- along with shootings, stabbings, various assaults and the trending hashtag #WalmartFights. How did a holiday meant to celebrate what's best in us come to be hijacked by a consumerist frenzy that increasingly showcases our worst impulses? Perhaps next year, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can officially shoehorn in Reflection Sunday.

People Were Beating Each Other Up Over Towels At Walmart

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

Black Friday was ridiculous this year, including at Walmart. Walmart advertised low prices on TVs, laptops and kitchenware, but the store's best-se...

Black Friday May Not Be The Boon Retailers Are Hoping For

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2014 | Business

(Corrects spelling of town's name to Haverford in 16th paragraph) By Suzanne Barlyn, Phil Wahba, Marina Lopes and Dhanya Skariachan NEW YO...

Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Posted 11.29.2013 | Business

The above video was taken at a Walmart in Johnson City, Tenn., according to Instagram user jcooper770. Such instances weren't limited to a single ...

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?

Dave Jamieson

What's Your Thanksgiving Worth To You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.28.2013 | Business

How much is a Thanksgiving with your loved ones worth to you? If you were asked to give it up, would its value be $10.09 per hour? How about $15.0...

Walmart To Put 1 Million-Plus People To Work On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

More than 1 million people will be spending part of Thanksgiving Day at Walmart -- and they won’t be looking for deals. The company estimates th...

Walmart's Best Black Friday Deals Revealed

DealNews | Lindsay Sakraida and Marcy Bonebright | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

Walmart, our second-best retailer for Editors' Choice Black Friday deals, has released its full Black Friday ad. And judging from the promotions below...

Just Say No to Black Thanksgiving

Dion Rabouin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

It's happened. The hollow specter of American overindulgence and insatiable consumerism has now swallowed not only the day of our Lord's birth, but even another supposedly sacrosanct American holiday.

Walmart Black Friday Deals 2013

Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

Walmart's Black Friday deals are kicking off earlier than ever this year at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Most Walmart stores will be open all day on...

Why the Fight at Walmart Matters

Joe Hansen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Joe Hansen

The "Walmart Economy" is a disaster for most Americans. That's why we should all be thankful that, during this holiday season, Walmart workers across the country are again leading the fight to change the way Walmart does business.

Up Against the Wal-Mart

Bob Hagan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bob Hagan

Wal-Mart should be ashamed for asking the thousands of hard-working employees to put canned goods into a bin for each other, when the aisles are filled with the food and goods that could make a feast for employees this Thanksgiving.

Maxwell Strachan

Walmart Protests Promised To Be Even Bigger This Black Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

Walmart workers and their supporters are planning to kick off this year's holiday shopping season with protests at 1,500 Walmart stores around the...

Dave Jamieson

5 Years On, Walmart's STILL Fighting Fine Over Black Friday Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Five years after a worker was killed in a crush of shoppers on Black Friday, Walmart still hasn't paid the $7,000 it was fined for alleg...

Walmart Will Kick Off Its Black Friday Deals A Week Early

CNBC | Krystina Gustafson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

CNBC: Not to be outdone by other large retailers, Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday that it will kick off its Black Friday deals one week early. Th...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Broke Labor Law, Feds Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law said Monday it has decided to pursue charges against Walmart for threatening and punishing wo...

Walmart's Black Friday Plans Are Ruining Thanksgiving, Internet Says (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business

You would never guess it, but people are none too pleased with Walmart's decision to kick off Black Friday at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. Wit...

Walmart Confirms It Will Also Be Ruining Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

Walmart is kicking off Black Friday 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day -- two hours earlier than last year, the company announced Tuesday. The retailer jo...

From Wendy's to Walmart: Workers Fight for Our Future

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Charlene Obernauer

All across the country, workers from Wendy's to Walmart are protesting for better working conditions.

Walmart Protestors Give Up

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

Jan 31 (Reuters) - Labor groups that have long spoken out against Wal-Mart Stores Inc will stop much of their picketing against the world's largest ...

Why Ports Are the New Factories

Louis Hyman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Louis Hyman

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.

Low-Wage Workers: Stand Up, Fight Back!

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

While many low-wage workers across the city come from different jobs, the story is the same: Hard-workers deserve more in this economy. The 99 percent need a raise, which will help create jobs and grow the economy.