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As Death Toll Rises, Report Shows Big Retail Brands Chose Profit over Safety in Bangladesh
Hundreds of thousands protest dangerous "sweatshop" conditions as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets
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Bangladeshi Activists Bring Fight to Wal-Mart’s Doorstep
Wal-Mart’s business model runs on the art of delusion. Clean aisles and bright decor insulate customers from the unseemly factories that produce the brand's sought-after bargains. But when Wal-Mart’s label was found plastered all over the charred remains of a massive factory fire in Bangladesh last...
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Voter Information Wars: Will the GOP Team Up With Wal-Mart’s Data Specialist?
The Republicans have admitted it : They need to get serious about collecting and analyzing voter data. Well, you can't get much more serious than talking to Teradata, the "data warehousing" company that helps Wal-Mart, Apple and eBay store massive amounts of information about the behavior of their...
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Cambodian Workers Wrest Justice from Wal-Mart and H&M Supplier
After workers across the U.S. staged mini-strikes at Wal-Marts this winter, a small crowd of Cambodian garment workers caused a stir by camping in front of a shuttered Wal-Mart supplier in Phnom Penh. The workers were protesting a sudden closure of the Kingsland apparel factory, which robbed them...
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The Cruel Gap Between CEO Pay and the Stagnant Minimum Wage
Walmart CEO Mike Duke makes approximately $11,000 an hour. Think about that -- $11,000 every hour. Think about an hour of your day, the tasks you accomplish, and the compensation you receive from your employer. If you are an average American worker, you could add up all your daily work hours and...
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Burwell as Obama's Budget Director: Walmart Wins, Working Families Lose
As head of Walmart Foundation lobbying, Sylvia Mathews Burwell spent millions to open stores that pay poverty wages
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Why Are Walmart Billionaires Bankrolling Phony School ‘Reform’ In LA?
"The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold."
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Scale Implosion: After Ruining America, the Era of Giant Chain Stores Is Over
Back in the day when big box retail started to explode upon the American landscape like a raging economic scrofula, I attended many a town planning board meeting where the pro and con factions faced off over the permitting hurdle. The meetings were often raucous and wrathful and almost all the time...
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Nine Bucks an Hour? A Call for a Living Wage at $10.50 or More
How could Barack Obama say, in his State of the Union speech, “let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour”? Back in 2008, Obama campaigned to have a $9.50 per hour minimum wage...
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Will a Federal Compromise on GMO Labeling Trump State Law, Forever?
Recent reports of secret meetings among industry reps and the Food and Drug Adminstration over GMO labeling piqued my interest, mostly because this critical aspect was missing: any effort to label GE foods at the federal level could bring the current grassroots movement to a grinding halt by...
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