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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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Dumping on Low-Wage Workers is Lousy Direct Action
The picket line outside the Secaucus, N.J., Walmart at 1 p.m. on Black Friday was joyous, festive and celebratory. The sousaphonist from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra had the slogan “Stand Up, Live Better” around the rim of his instrument, and banners declared solidarity with the striking Walmart...
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Demands for Justice Follow Deadly Sweatshop Fire
Thousands protest in Bangladesh over garment industry's deadly safety record as new blaze breaks out
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Workers Strike Blow Against Walmart
“When Black Friday comes, 
I'm gonna stake my claim.” —from lyrics to “Black Friday” by Steely Dan For Walmart, this Black Friday--which actually started with store openings at 8 pm on Thanksgiving, disrupting family celebrations --meant not just the kickoff of its lucrative Christmas buying season...
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With Biggest Strike Against Biggest Employer, Walmart Workers Make History Again
HANOVER and SEVERN, MD—For about twenty-four hours, Walmart workers, union members and a slew of other activists pulled off the largest-ever US strike against the largest employer in the world. According to organizers, strikes hit a hundred US cities, with hundreds of retail workers walking off the...
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'Black Friday' Strikes Mark Start of Walmart Workers Fight
Demand for living wage and human dignity will not be thwarted
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Taming the Walmart Bully
Nationwide walkout emboldens America's labor movement.
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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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