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Portland, Oregon Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
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Hundreds Protest Obama's Energy Speech at Walmart
'When I heard President Obama was visiting my store, I wanted to tell him what income inequality really looks like'
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President Obama addressed the crowd from inside a Walmart in Mountain View, Caliornia on Friday. (Photo: AP) Views
Walmart is the Last Place Obama Should Have Made a Clean Energy Speech
Today President Obama spoke about clean energy and energy efficiency at a Walmart in Mountain View, Calif. Of all the places he might give a big speech on energy, a Walmart supercenter is a baffling and disconcerting choice. Walmart -- despite its skill in attracting publicity like this -- is a...
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Walmart Worker to Obama: 'Help Us'
Designed as a stop to highlight green "efficiencies," critics of Obama say championing super retailer famous for low-wages sends wrong message
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The President Should Make Walmart Part of the Minimum Wage Debate
“No family should work full time and live in poverty.” That’s been President Obama’s rallying cry on the stump, persuasively arguing for an increase in the federal (and state) minimum wage. Yet on Friday, President Obama plans to visit a Walmart in Mountain View to celebrate their efforts to become...
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A man with a photo of a relative who disappeared in Bangladesh's Rana Plaza collapse; Walmart was one of the largest corporations implicated in the disaster. (Modowy Maniak / Flickr / Creative Commons) Views
One Year After Rana Plaza, Safety Issues in Walmart Supply Chain Persist
On the one-year anniversary of the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza, an eight-story factory in Bangladesh—one small component of the multi-billion dollar global garment industry—labor groups around the world are taking to the streets, chanting “never again.” In Bangladesh, family members of the over 1...
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Walmart Gets $7.8 Billion 'Bill' for Its Taxpayer-Funded Breaks, Subsidies
New report reveals how tax system 'provides special treatment to America’s biggest corporations and richest families leaving individual taxpayers and small businesses to pick up the tab.'
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Organic Food: It's Not Just for Yuppies Anymore
Walmart's new organic products line can debunk the myth that the poor choose Nikes over fancy grapes. Because they don't
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Walmart Admits: 'Our Profits' Depend on 'Their Poverty'
Critics cite irony of annual report filing: 'This is a company that everywhere it goes it creates poverty'
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The Real Job Killers
House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is “bad policy” because it will cause job losses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the Chamber also say unions are job killers, workplace safety regulations are job killers,...
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