Walmart Lobbyist Behind Smears Of Black Friday Protesters

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 8:07 am

As Black Friday approaches Americans from all over the country are preparing to protest the horrendous labor practices of some of the world’s largest corporations – including its largest retailer, Walmart. Walmart uses slave labor from around the world in places like Bangladesh as well as forcing American taxpayers to subsidize their employees’ food and [...]

Labor Unions Show Solidarity With Walmart Workers

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 10:00 am

We can now see why the imminent Walmart strikes on Black Friday have spooked the company. They have engaged in a two-prong PR strategy, dismissing the strikes as being carried out by a small faction of its 1.4 million associates, while also seeking National Labor Relations Board reliefto block the strikes as illegal union-based activity. [...]

Walmart Files Unfair Labor Practice Against UFCW

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 11:32 am

Walmart, trying to change the subject in advance of protests and strikes at the outset of the holiday shopping season, has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers union, arguing that UFCW is illegally attempting to disrupt its business. A non-union coalition of Walmart workers called OUR Walmart has [...]

Walmart Workers Plan Black Friday Protests, So Walmart Will Open on “Black Thursday”

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 10:53 am

The historic Walmart worker strikes over the past couple months built energy toward an even bigger culmination. Walmart workers, protesting low wages, erratic hours, lack of health benefits, and most importantly disrespect in the workplace, decided to speak their grievances in a series of worker-led actions. Walmart responded with retaliation, including firings, reductions of hours, [...]

Walmart Sued Over Wage and Hour Violations

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 10:00 am

Temporary workers at Walmart filed a class action lawsuit against the company and two staffing agencies yesterday, arguing that the retailer forced the temps to work longer hours without a lunch break. The suit alleges violations of federal minimum wage and overtime laws. The lawsuit is a class action, but because it’s tied specifically to [...]

Walmart Strikes Extend to 12 Cities, Black Friday Actions Planned

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 12:18 pm

The wildcat strikes by non-union Walmart associates are approaching a critical mass. The first-ever strikes have now spread to 12 cities across the country – including Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Seattle, and various locations in California – with workers joined by labor and community activists. Protests have been held in front of 200 Walmart stores [...]

Walmart Worker Wildcat Strikes Spread

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 1:02 pm

For the second time in a week, workers at Walmart stores, this time in five states, have walked out on the job. While Walmart does not allow unions, and the strikes are relatively time-limited, this surge of worker activism at the nation’s largest employer is one of the biggest stories in US labor relations. This [...]

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