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Walmart Strikes

Walmart To Face Shareholder Pressure At Annual Meeting

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon said the world's largest retailer's task is to more quickly bring e-commerce together with ph...

Walmart Strikes Reach Another Great American City

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business

Walmart workers from three separate stores in the Chicago area went on strike Wednesday. The walkouts are the latest in a series of worker demonstrati...

Walmart Workers Take To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

A group of Walmart workers went on strike in Southern California Wednesday in the first set of protests leading up to the holiday shopping season. ...

Walmart: Equal Exploitation of Gays and Straights

Lucas Handy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Handy

I like the symbolic value of the nation's largest employer pledging that it won't continue to discriminate when it comes to health benefits, but here's the bad news: In the real world a majority of Walmart workers -- gay and straight alike -- still won't have affordable health coverage or living wages.

LIVE UPDATES: Walmart Workers To Protest Thursday

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2013 | Business

Some Walmart workers plan to protest across the country Thursday, according to Making Change At Walmart, a coalition of Walmart worker advocates. O...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Workers Detained During Protest Over Labor Practices | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ten current and former Walmart workers and two organizers were ticketed by police outside the retailer's Washington, D.C., office on Thu...

Saki Knafo

How Walmart Strikes Are Affecting The Retail Giant | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business

Earlier this year, Janet Sparks was called in to meet her bosses at the Walmart in Baker, La., where she works as a non-salaried supervisor in the cus...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Worker Strikes, Is Fired 6 Months Later | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

On the day before Thanksgiving last year, Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her Walmart store in St. Cloud, Fla. As HuffPost reported at the time, sh...

Saki Knafo

Walmart Strikes May Have Reached Critical Mass, Observers Say | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

As Walmart workers this week resume strikes at stores around the nation, organizers are saying that more employees than ever have joined the ranks of ...

Walmart CEO: 'We Do Pay Competitive Wages'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Apparently, all those protests by Walmart workers over pay and benefits aren’t getting through to CEO Mike Duke. At a recent event, Bloomberg LP ...

Alice Hines

Walmart Strike Hits 100 Cities: Do Black Friday Shoppers Care? | Alice Hines | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES -- As she neared the entrance of a Dallas Walmart shortly before midnight on the eve of the shopping frenzy known as Black Frid...

What Kind of Walmart Do We Want for Our Country?

Annette Bernhardt | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business
Annette Bernhardt

Instead of playing the Grinch, we need a Walmart that respects its workers. We need a Walmart that is willing to share the profits that its employees help to produce.

LOOK: Photos Of Anti-Walmart 'Black Friday' Protests

Posted 11.23.2012 | Business

Never imagine you'd see Walmart workers striking against their employer? Now you can, using the Twitter hashtag "#walmartstrikers," a phrase accompany...

Dave Jamieson

One Courageous Walmart Worker's Strike Story | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business

There was an employee walkout at a Walmart Supercenter in St. Cloud, Fla., on Wednesday morning, but even if you were shopping there when it happened ...

Why You Shouldn't Shop at Walmart on Friday

Robert Reich | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Robert Reich

The widening inequality reflected in the gap between the pay of Walmart workers and the returns to Walmart investors, including the Walton family, haunts the American economy.

Help Us Record The Walmart Strike As It Happens

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Walmart workers at 1,000 stores nationwide are planning strikes and protests this Friday, and we need your help seeing it all unfold. The workers s...

A New Reason To Be Thankful You Live In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business

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Walmart's Thanksgiving Ruined

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business

By Brad Dorfman Nov 20 (Reuters) - The National Labor Relations Board said it is unlikely to make any decision before ...

The Super-Rich Are Panicking Over The Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

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More Than 30,000 People Ask Walmart Not To Open On Thanksgiving Day

Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Walmart is facing backlash over its decision to open its doors on Thanksgiving. More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition on MoveOn.or...

Stand With Striking Walmart Workers on Black Friday (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business
Dennis Trainor

The Walmart strike, which originated in Los Angeles, has spread to 12 cities and counting. A series of strikes will occur next week that has the poten...

Walmart Launches Offensive On Black Friday Strikes

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

By Jessica Wohl Nov 16 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is taking its first legal step to stop months of protests and rallies outside ...

Alice Hines

No Way Up: Walmart’s Workers Decry Dead-End Poverty | Alice Hines | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business

Two years ago, when she started working at the deli counter of a Walmart in Illinois, Lisa hoped that her job would amount to the beginning of a caree...

Jillian Berman

Ex-Walmart Worker Claims He Was Handcuffed Promoting Black Friday Strike | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

An ex-Walmart worker claimed he was handcuffed by the police Wednesday after talking to current employees about a planned Black Friday strike at the s...

Alice Hines

Walmart Strikers Promise Huge Black Friday Showdown With 1,000 Protests | Alice Hines | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

An organization of Walmart workers is planning a series of strikes next week that they hope will paralyze the world's largest retailer on the biggest ...