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Retail Rebellion: Reinventing Organized Labor in the Walmart Economy
In 1962, Arkansas businessman Sam Walton opened the first Walmart discount store, setting in motion the rapid ascendance of a corporate giant that would redefine markets around the world. With its focus on competitive prices and vast distribution networks that revolutionized the industry, Walmart...
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Open Letter to Mark Duke, CEO of Walmart: Take the Lead on Raising Minimum Wage
Mike Duke, CEO Walmart Corporation Bentonville, Arkansas Dear Mr. Duke, Walmart, your gigantic company, is increasingly being challenged by your workers, government prosecutors, civil lawsuits, communities (that do not want a Walmart), taxpayers learning about your drain on government services and...
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WalMart Empire Clashes with China
Typically when we hear “WalMart” and “China” in the same sentence, we picture the “made in” labels on our toys, gadgets, and the other mass-produced stuff that we grab off the shelves at low, low prices. But WalMart’s vast retail empire has a whole other wing in the Middle Kingdom. As the brand has...
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Flammable Material: How Garment Workers Can Respond to the Tazreen Factory Fire
In a fashion industry where trends change by the minute, the lives of the workers who make the clothes are often valued as cheaply as the products they create. The devastating fire at the Tazreen factory in Bangladesh , which killed more than 110 people, is tied to what labor advocates describe as...
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How to Think Outside the Big Box this Holiday Season
Port workers in Los Angeles went on strike last week. McDonald’s and Burger King employees walked off the job and onto the picket line the week before. Last month, Walmart workers made waves with their strike against the giant retailer leading up to and through “Black Friday.” Workers across the...
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In Wal-Mart's Mexico: There's a Bribe for That
NYT: "The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Get Its Way in Mexico"
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Anti-Poverty Network: Large Corporations Avoid $150 Billion Per Year Through Tax Loopholes
Jubilee USA Network: 'It should not be tolerated'
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Activists Picket Walmart CEO Speech on Corporate Responsibility
Workers-rights groups greeted Mike Duke as he arrived for the talk
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Bangladesh Factory Fire: Workers Burn, Walmart Ducks Responsibility
Perhaps the images no longer have the power to shock. Charred bodies and wailing families appear in the news with grim frequency, giving the numbing impression that industrial fires are simply a necessary toll for poor nations on the road to “development.” The latest factory inferno in South Asia...
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Sweatshop Fire: Outrage in Bangladesh as Few Arrests are Made
Over a dozen western brands found among sweatshop rubble
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