#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 [...]

My Walmart Black Friday Experience, and the Productivity/Wage Gap

By: Monday November 26, 2012 6:16 am

Walmart workers staged their historic strike on Black Friday. Management tried to downplay it, and given how massive Walmart is, the relative strength of the strike was small in real terms compared to the company’s 1.4 million workers. But it would be silly to just leave it at that without the context of the company [...]

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. [...]

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