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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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Walmart and Downton Abbey: Rampant Inequality and Detachment from Reality
We're enthralled by the TV series and its 'simpler time'. But the Walton family's modern day aristocracy is anything but charming
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A Walmart Thanksgiving, by Charles Dickens
“A pretty high energy day” for employees. That’s how a Walmart executive described Thanksgiving after the corporation announced that this year’s “Black Friday” would begin on Thursday evening, leaving many of its workers (known as “associates”) unable to spend the holiday with family or friends...
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Walmart Workers Mobilize for 'Unprecedented' Nationwide Strikes
Massive turnout expected for strike against low wages, illegal retaliation
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Activists Plan Nationwide Walmart Protests for Black Friday
OUR Walmart, the group behind last year’s Black Friday activism, has promised even more actions this year with 1,500 protests scheduled at stores all across the country. Walmart is clearly nervous ahead of this year’s plans because the company has asked judges in Maryland and Florida to bar...
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