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Walmart Workers Win New Policies; Will They Extend to Workers Down Walmart's Supply Chain?

Joann Lo | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Joann Lo

These victories are a step in the right direction. So now the question is, will Walmart also require their suppliers to institute these same policies -- and more?

Why Amazon Pays Some Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

Hate your job? Then quit. In fact, we'll pay you to quit. That's the philosophy at Amazon's warehouses, according to a new letter by company CEO J...

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

Who Really Pays For Your Super-Saver Shipping

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming an...

Kathleen Miles

Walmart Warehouse Workers Allegedly Fired For WHAT?!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.22.2013 | Los Angeles

Ten workers at a Walmart supplier's Southern California warehouse said they were suspended indefinitely Friday after taking a five-minute break in tem...

The Truth About Amazon and Job Creation

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Of all the places President Obama might give a speech on job creation, an Amazon warehouse is a particularly perplexing choice. Here are five ways Am...

Dave Jamieson

Obama To Talk Up Good Jobs... At Warehouse Staffed By Temps

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will visit an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday as part of his national jobs tour, acco...

Dave Jamieson

How Miserable Is It Working In An Amazon Warehouse?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

Whenever he clocked out after his 12-hour shift at an Amazon warehouse, Jesse Busk had one more critical task to perform before he could hop into his ...

Stress Ball Packer Punches Boss In The Face After He's Laid Off

Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

Life as a temporary warehouse worker can sometimes be so stressful that employees lash out, even when de-stressing tools are sitting right next to the...

Dave Jamieson

The Hidden Dangers In Temp Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped diminish corporate accountabi...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Strike At Walmart Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Business

Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to ...

Why Blisters Can Be Good

Rev. Jerry Campbell | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jerry Campbell

For someone who sits most of the day, walking 12 miles in temperatures that surpassed the 100-degree mark made for a long journey! But I met some wonderful, dedicated individuals who have been suffering conditions worse than I imagined.

Dave Jamieson

Workers Crash Walmart Forum On Food Supply Ethics

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the world's largest private employer and other Fortune 500 companies joined worker advocates, trade groups and gove...

Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Workers Strike In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

A group of warehouse workers in Southern California has gone on strike, vowing not to return to work until their employer addresses what they describe...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart's Outsourcing Leads To Lower Wages: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has driven down wages in its retail supply chain by outsourcing jobs in American warehouses, according to a rep...

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Woes: More Workers Claim They Were Ripped Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Warehouse workers in Southern California filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday alleging labor law violations against a Walmart contractor, the ...

Warehouse Workers Allege Walmart Suppliers Understated Work Hours

Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Ever wonder how Walmart gets the price of toilet paper so damn low? In part, it could be because the workers who distribute products are paid below mi...

Jason Linkins

Reporter Experiences Harrowing Ordeal As Employee Of Online Shipping Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2012 | Media

Mother Jones reporter and official recipient of the Order Of The Eat The Press Empire knighthood Mac McClelland followed up on the visit she made last...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Woes: Workers Say They're Losing Jobs For Speaking Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Nearly a hundred warehouse workers in California who spoke up about alleged wage violations and unsafe working conditions fear they now may lose their...

Dave Jamieson

The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty And The American Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

JOLIET, Ill., and FONTANA, Calif. -- Like nearly everyone else in Joliet without good job prospects, Uylonda Dickerson eventually found herself at the...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Allege Abusive Conditions At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A group of workers at a California warehouse handling goods bound for Walmart stores have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming they've been working u...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Warehouse Under Investigation By California Labor Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Investigators in California have discovered numerous labor law violations at a massive warehouse handling Walmart goods, according to st...

Dave Jamieson

Workers At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Claim Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest class-action civil-rights lawsuit in American history, and will soon...