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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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Correction, says Wal-Mart, We Definitely Do Not Support Higher Wages
False alarm that nation's hugely profitable retailer and largest private employer thinks raising minimum wage a good idea
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The President Needs to Talk About How We Got Economic Inequality
Our current economic state was not created by an 'Act of God' but by a long series of policies enacted in Washington, DC
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Fired By Walmart for Christmas
The holidays are meant to be a joyful time. Religion aside, they are a time for family and celebration. For many workers at Walmart, however, the holidays are a source of stress and challenge. Stores become figurative, sometimes even literal, battlefields, making already-taxing work more demanding...
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Spy vs. Spy: Walmart's Corporate Surveillance on Black Friday
I took part in one of the 1500 Walmart protests this past Black Friday. It gave me a new perspective on NSA Surveillance. Well before noon my husband and I were sitting on a sunny bench in front of theWalmart in Secaucus, New Jersey. To the Walmart security agents, conferring with groups of Hudson...
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Activists Are Arrested Protesting Walmart’s Low Wages
Walmart employees and supporters protested in cities all across the country on Black Friday in opposition to Walmart’s low wages and poor treatment of workers. In some cases, protesters volunteered to engage in acts of civil disobedience and were arrested by police. Organizers expected 1,500 total...
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