Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco Using Slave Labor

By: Wednesday June 11, 2014 10:02 am

A six month investigation by the Guardian has revealed that major retailers such as Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco are featuring merchandise produced by slave labor. The stores are selling food that men – who are bought, sold, beaten and killed like animals – are forced to produce in shrimp boats off the coast of [...]

China To Become World’s Leading Economy This Year

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 9:26 am

Can we finally write off neoliberalism as a bad idea? Due to alterations in how the World Bank calculates wealth China is set to surpass the United States as the world’s largest economy this year. Previous predictions imagined China overtaking the US in the next decade. While America’s once robust middle class shrivels and opportunity [...]

#WalmartStrikers In Full Force On #BlackFriday

By: Friday November 29, 2013 10:03 am

Another arrested at #blackfridayprotests standing with #walmartstrikers #Solidarity pic.twitter.com/stLap8McXo — Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) November 29, 2013 Today is Black Friday, which for some will mean getting into fights in shopping aisles. But for workers at Walmart it is a time to protest the unfair labor practices of the largest global retailer. Walmart is facing [...]

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 [...]

Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Employees

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 5:04 am

One of the richest companies in the world has found a solution to help feed their struggling underpaid workers – donations from their other underpaid workers. Walmart has defended the practice as part of the “company’s culture” of charity but the question remains as to why people who are working need such charity. A Walmart [...]

Walmart Accepted Clothing from Banned Bangladesh Factories

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 8:34 am

According to Pro Publica, Walmart accepted shipments from factories in Bangladesh unsafe for workers despite explicit promises not to. This violation of Walmart’s own stated policy comes shortly after the world’s attention fell on Bangladesh’s troubled manufacturing sector with the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people. The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, [...]

Walmart Strikers Head To Annual Meeting

By: Friday June 7, 2013 9:35 am

Workers in the Walmart Strike are heading to Bentonville, Arkansas to present their ideas for reforming Walmart’s business practices at the company’s annual meeting. When Walmart holds its annual meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday, Janet Sparks will deliver two important messages. First, as a small shareholder, she will introduce a resolution to reform executive [...]

Walmart Reports Losses From Bribery Probe

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 6:41 am

Walmart has told the SEC that it expects to have poor numbers this fiscal quarter due to bribery investigations the company is facing. While primarily related to the bribery probe in Mexico, Walmart is under investigation in multiple countries for corruption practices. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) said it is ‘probable’ that the world’s largest retailer will [...]

Health Care Fun: Liz Fowler to K Street, Walmart Slashing Worker Hours

By: Wednesday December 5, 2012 12:21 pm

Here are a couple little snowflakes from the legacy of the Affordable Care Act. You might remember that the one staffer Max Baucus personally thanked on the floor of the Senate for her work on the bill was Liz Fowler, the former WellPoint VP. From there, she went to work at the Department of Haelth [...]

Bangladesh Fire Highlights Walmart’s Strategy of Plausible Deniability

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 12:19 pm

Bangladesh’s government has arrested three supervisors of the factory that saw a deadly fire that killed over 100 garment workers. The factory made products for Walmart, the Disney Company, Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ clothing line and other US retailers.

Bangladesh Factory Consumed in Fire Made Walmart Clothing

By: Monday November 26, 2012 2:50 pm

I briefly mentioned the implications of the Walmart supply chain, and how the insistence of keeping prices low has wide-ranging impacts across the globe. Apparently some of those impacts are completely tragic. A day after shoppers searched for bargains and some workers protested during Black Friday, a garment factory fire in Bangladesh killed hundreds. The [...]

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