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Why You Shouldn’t Shop at Walmart on Friday (and Why the Strike is Good for the Economy)
A half century ago America’s largest private-sector employer was General Motors, whose full-time workers earned an average hourly wage of around $50, in today’s dollars, including health and pension benefits. Today, America’s largest employer is Walmart, whose average employee earns $8.81 an hour...
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Walmart Nervous as Black Friday Strike Nears
Workers "in it for the long haul" against world's largest retailer
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Immigrant Supply-Chain Labor Struggles Galvanize Walmart Activism
On Black Friday, as Walmart workers across the country stand up against the retail giant’s labor regime , they’ll be in part standing on the shoulders of smaller uprisings that have popped up in low-wage workplaces. Alongside the disgruntled store employees, various subcontracted warehouse workers...
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Occupy Walmart: Workers Plan Black Friday Protests
Walmart workers are planning to mark Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days of the year, with pickets outside of stores and warehouses across the country. Former and current employees of the giant corporation describe systemic abuse and harassment by...
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Walmart Workers Walk Off Job in First Wave of 1000 Protests
As Black Friday approaches, Walmart workers speak out
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Meet the Crawfish-Peeling Guestworkers Who Inspired Walmart Walkouts
How a few courageous workers in small-town Louisiana sparked nationwide actions demanding better wages and working conditions for those who pick, pack, stock, and sell the mega-retailer’s products.
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Workers Fight for Justice, From Wal-Mart to Chipotle
The great recession of 2008, this global economic meltdown, has wiped out the life savings of so many people and created a looming threat of chronic unemployment for millions. This is happening while corporate coffers are brimming with historically high levels of cash on hand, in both the “too big...
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Walmart Workers' Strike Gains Steam, Spreads Across Country
Walmart workers went on strike for the second time in less than five days on Tuesday in protest of low wages, lack of benefits and Walmart's "attempts to silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job," according to United Food and Commercial Workers. Workers in...
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Riot Police Arrest Peaceful Protesters at Rally for Striking Walmart Workers
Hundreds of people gathered at a major Walmart distribution center Monday in Elwood, Illinois, to stand in solidarity with workers who have been on strike since mid-September in response to unsafe working conditions and unfair wages. “No one should come to work and endure extreme temperatures,...
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$34.4 Million Can’t Seem To Buy Prop 37 Opponents Their Own Facts
Apparently $34.4 million in pesticide and junk food money can’t buy the opponents of Proposition 37 their own set of facts. Case in point: A new L.A. Times poll shows Prop 37 winning by more than a 2-to-1 margin among registered California voters. And, according to the recent Pepperdine poll the...
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