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Clinton Remained Silent As Wal-Mart Fought Unions
In six years as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, between 1986 and 1992, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign against labor unions seeking to represent store workers. Clinton has been endorsed for president by more than a dozen unions,...
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Building SuperConsumers: Wal-Mart's Unsustainability Report
One of the little-noticed side stories in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was the impact the storm had on Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott. "Katrina was a key personal moment for me," Scott admitted. Where others saw devastation, the head of the world's largest retailer saw a vision of his company's lead role...
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Wal-Mart's New Greenwashing Report
Two years ago, Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott announced a bold initiative to turn the world's largest corporation green. After numerous delays, the company has finally released a first progress report. So how much greener are they? To find out, you first need to wade through 40 pages of data on other...
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From Here to Junta: Stop Shopping At Wal-Mart, Save The UN And Help Burma
At his speech at the United Nations last week, President Bush denounced the "19-year reign of fear" by the military dictatorship in Burma. About time our president starts denouncing reigns of fear instead of creating them. And about time our president starts standing up against human rights abuses...
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Wal-Mart: Still Unsustainable
Wal-Mart has been getting some great press lately. At the beginning of the week, newspapers were full of stories about Wal-Mart's plan to ask its suppliers to measure and reduce their carbon emissions for the benefit of the environment. Then, on Wednesday, the New York Times' Thomas Friedman wrote...
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Thousands of Unpaid Teens Bag Groceries for Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart prides itself on cutting costs at home and abroad, and its Mexican operations are no exception. That approach has helped the Arkansas-based retail giant set a track record of spectacular success in the 16 years since it entered Mexico as a partner of the country's then-leading retail-store...
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Security Cameras and HQ Squads: Wal-Mart's Union-Busting Tactics
NEW YORK - The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, today stands accused of routinely flouting its workers' human rights through a sophisticated strategy of harassing union organisers, discriminating against long-term staff and indoctrinating employees with misleading propaganda.In a forensic...
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Buddying Up To Walmart
Last week, in a remarkable interview with the American Prospect magazine's Ezra Klein, SEIU president Andy Stern, normally one of the more articulate leaders of the American labor movement, was unable to form a single persuasive sentence on the subject of his recent partnership with Wal-Mart on...
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Hillary Clinton Feels Heat Over Wal-Mart Ties
NEW YORK -- With retailer Wal-Martunder fire for its labor and healthcare policies, one Democrat with ties to the company, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, has started feeling her share of the political heat. Clinton served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor...
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Pierre Martineau, left, and Patrice Bergeron, two of the Wal-Mart workers who initiated the unionization, stand in front of their workplace, a Wal-Mart department store, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2004 in Jonquiere, Que. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday, Feb. 9, 2005, it will close the Canadian store. (AP Photo/CP PHOTO/Jacques Boissinot) News
As Union Nears Win, Wal-Mart Closes Store
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer. Wal-Mart said it was shuttering the store in Jonquiere, Quebec, in response to unreasonable...
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