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Fired Walmart Workers Arrested in Protest at Yahoo Headquarters
Five activists were arrested at Yahoo! headquarters Monday afternoon in a protest over the firing of eleven Walmart employees who this month went on strike. The planned civil disobedience action followed an hour-long demonstration in the Yahoo! lobby; about thirty workers and supporters gathered to...
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America Feeds the Rich
The Farm Bill that is expected to pass the U.S. House this week explains income inequality in America. The Republican-sponsored proposal slashes food stamps for poor children and pads farm subsidies for wealthy agri-businessmen. This comes just a week after Senate Republicans refused to protect the...
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Walmart Accepted Clothing from Banned Bangladesh Factories
Since the Rana Plaza building collapse killed more than 1,100 people in April, retailers have faced mounting pressure to improve safety at Bangladesh garment factories and to sever ties with manufacturers that don't measure up. The world's largest retailer, Walmart, last month released a list of...
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Chicago Demands Justice for Wal-Mart Workers
Roughly 100 supporters, union members and Wal-Mart employees gathered in downtown Chicago Friday to voice their demands that the company change the treatment of its workers. The rally—put together by Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), Chicago Jobs With Justice (CJWJ),...
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Walmart Files Restraining Order on Protesters as Shareholder Meeting Boasts 'Glitz, Songs, Stock Buyback'
As striking Walmart workers and supporters headed from around the country to protest the retail giant's annual stockholder meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., the corporation issued a restraining order on several Walmart labor groups and banned protesters from going near the meeting. The Los Angeles...
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Anger Rising in Bangladesh, Putting Big Brands Under Pressure
It’s been about a month since the Rana Plaza factory complex crumbled into a cement grave for more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Now, the dust has settled, but the anger still burns as workers await compensation and accountability from a manufacturing system that runs on industrial “death traps...
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How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?
Last month, the Walton Family Foundation, led by heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, announced an $8 million grant to StudentsFirst, headed by Michelle Rhee, the ousted chancellor of the Washington, D.C. school system. This grant came on top of the $3 million the foundation had already donated to the...
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Improve Working Conditions in Bangladesh? Walmart Says 'No'
Following worst factory tragedy in world history, Walmart snubs workers' rights
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Few Meaningful Changes in Wake of Dhaka Factory Collapse
WASHINGTON - Worker advocacy groups here are calling on some of the most high-profile U.S.-based clothing companies to make drastic reforms to their international labour practices in the wake of the factory collapse that killed more than 500 workers in Dhaka last week. But critics say U.S...
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Report: Toxic Chemicals Found in Thousands of Children's Products
Walmart among major manufacturers selling products without any "standards"
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