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Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eve...

Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working At Walmart? Hell, Yes

Lara Michelle | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lara Michelle

I understand that there are women who are indeed coerced into sex work, who are abused by pimps, mistreated by johns, raped and bullied by men on the streets. But that simply was not my story. I made a conscious decision to enter the sex industry. When I wanted to quit, I did. So yes, for me, a job in the sex industry certainly made more sense than a job at Walmart.

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...

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...

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 "...

Banks At Walmart Are 'Exploiting The Poor': Investor

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

A Wall Street investor told Bloomberg TV Tuesday that Walmart is renting out space to banks that “exploit” the working poor. The investor, Chr...

Obama Just Pissed Off A Bunch Of People By Choosing Walmart

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women's wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store ...

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.

Gap Takes Big Stance On Minimum Wage

Reuters | Aditi Shrivastava | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Apparel retailer Gap Inc said it would raise the hourly pay for its U.S. employees to $9 in June 2014 and $10 in June 2015, after the Whi...

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?

Pro-Walmart Wall Streeter Conducts World's Most Bogus Protest

Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

Walmart usually speaks for itself just fine. But that hasn't stopped a wealthy Wall Streeter from taking up its cause, protesting against higher wages...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Contractor To Shell Out $4.7M Over Wage Theft Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A contractor that runs warehouses for Walmart has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle allegations that it cheated workers out of wages, according to ...

Santa Was Arrested At A Walmart Protest

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business

These days it's not so easy to tell if Santa's being naughty or nice. A protest on behalf of Walmart workers in Ontario, Calif., led to the arrest ...

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?

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.

Kathleen Miles

Biggest Civil Disobedience Against Walmart In History

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

Surrounded by about 100 police officers in riot gear and a helicopter circling above, more than 50 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested in dow...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Worker Brings Demands Directly To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

One Walmart worker says she's had enough with the company's "poverty wages" and is taking her grievances straight to the top -- to President Barack Ob...

Walmart Exec: Minimum Wage Debate Is Shortsighted

Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Last month, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray buckled under pressure from retail giant Walmart and vetoed a controversial bill that would have requ...

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 ...

Jillian Berman

Walmart Can't Stand Bloomberg Coverage Of Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business

Walmart is railing against a Bloomberg article from this week that said the retail giant is struggling with declining sales, with a spokesman taking t...

Mayor Backs Down To Walmart

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Business

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday vetoed a controversial minimum wage bill that could have discouraged Wal-Mart Sto...

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.

'Living Wage' Bill Opposed By Wal-Mart Faces Uncertain Fate In Nation's Capital

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray could decide as early as this week whether to si...

Robert Reich: McDonald's And Walmart Can Afford $15 An Hour Wages

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

Robert Reich, who certainly knows a thing or two about labor and economic policy, says it's time for some of the nation's largest employers to start p...