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Walmart’s horrendous labor practices have long exploited the American working class and it’s anti-union extremism makes it a nearly impossible place to organize, despite significant resources from unions going toward efforts to open it up to unions. The same labor policies are in place in China and Chinese workers, increasingly empowered to stand up for […]

OUR Walmart, RIP

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On December 15, 2015

Peter Olney’s post-mortem for the OUR Walmart campaign seems more or less right on to me. In short, it simply never had any real support inside the stores that could resist the corporation’

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Walmart Union Busting

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On April 22, 2015
Oh Walmart. You are so evil. Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports. Wal-Mart employees say they were completely blindsided by the news, having been notified […]

The Walmart Raises

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On February 21, 2015

Walmart has announced a pay raise for its workers. The company said it would pay even its lowest-level workers at least $9 an hour starting this spring, comfortably above the $7.25 federal minimum wag

Work in the Walmart Economy

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On December 19, 2014
This is why unionizing Walmart is so important and why just ballot measures for the minimum wage isn’t enough to improve the lives of workers. Unions are about dignity and power on the job, which is why companies hate them. Because those companies want to make pregnant women work with chemicals and then fire them […]

Black Friday Strikes

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On November 28, 2014

While you are engaging in America’s most consumerist day of the year, a real feat given the competition, remember the workers struggling to make ends meet that serve you. Especially remember the

Black Friday Strikes

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On November 24, 2014

Why do Wal-Mart workers keep using one-day strikes as a protest tool? Largely because they don’t have any other tools that are likely to work: One-day strikes don’t shut down the workplace lik

When the Wal-Mart truck driver crashed into Tracy Morgan’s limousine last week after falling asleep, I wanted to write a short piece on how the trucking companies endanger workers and drivers through their horrible labor practices. But I didn’t have time to do the research (pro tip: don’t write 2 books at once). Luckily, David […]
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