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Wal-Mart Worker Safety

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On April 30, 2014
Wal-Mart’s labor practices are really great for workers who want to get hurt on the job. Workers at an Indiana Wal-Mart warehouse allege they were subjected to safety risks including falling freight, forklifts on fire, and frostbite – and then illegally fired for organizing in response. “They never want you to stop working,” said fired […]

Wal-Mart Organics

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On April 10, 2014

Wal-Mart is introducing a line of organic food at low prices: Walmart plans to announce on Thursday that it is putting its muscle behind Wild Oats organic products, offering the label at prices that w

This purloined presentation of Wal-Mart anti-union propaganda is pretty unprofessional. You’d at least think the world’s largest retailer would argue something a bit more complicated than a labor organization would cost employees a whole $5 a month. The second presentation, for managers, is more standard anti-union hack work. But at least it looks like they […]

Responsibility

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On November 23, 2013

After the Tarzeen fire and Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh over the past year, killing over 1200 workers in total, European companies subcontracting to those factories have stepped up and built a sy

Leaders of the New Gilded Age

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On November 18, 2013
Got to give it to Wal-Mart–like the Henry Clay Fricks and J.P. Morgans of old, it lays the system of inequality out for everyone to see: A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees. “Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign […]

Wal-Mart Stories

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On July 13, 2013

Gawker’s series encouraging Wal-Mart employees to tell their own stories is both incredibly powerful and scaring the world’s largest corporation. The last thing Wal-Mart wants is for worke

Labor Notes

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On January 9, 2013
A few labor items of note. 1. Hilda Solis is resigning as Secretary of Labor. Hard to blame her given the isolation of the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration. Obama’s statement included the following: Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team as we have […]

Black Friday Strike

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On November 26, 2012

The Black Friday strike at Wal-Mart was interesting. I’m a bit skeptical that it means a lot, but who knows what will to what. People thought Occupy or the Battle of Seattle was world-changing a

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