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How Can Wal-Mart REALLY Help Improve Our Schools?
Last month, the Walton Family Foundation, led by heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, announced an $8 million grant to StudentsFirst, headed by Michelle Rhee, the ousted chancellor of the Washington, D.C. school system. This grant came on top of the $3 million the foundation had already donated to the...
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Improve Working Conditions in Bangladesh? Walmart Says 'No'
Following worst factory tragedy in world history, Walmart snubs workers' rights
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Few Meaningful Changes in Wake of Dhaka Factory Collapse
WASHINGTON - Worker advocacy groups here are calling on some of the most high-profile U.S.-based clothing companies to make drastic reforms to their international labour practices in the wake of the factory collapse that killed more than 500 workers in Dhaka last week. But critics say U.S...
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Report: Toxic Chemicals Found in Thousands of Children's Products
Walmart among major manufacturers selling products without any "standards"
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As Death Toll Rises, Report Shows Big Retail Brands Chose Profit over Safety in Bangladesh
Hundreds of thousands protest dangerous "sweatshop" conditions as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets
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Bangladeshi Activists Bring Fight to Wal-Mart’s Doorstep
Wal-Mart’s business model runs on the art of delusion. Clean aisles and bright decor insulate customers from the unseemly factories that produce the brand's sought-after bargains. But when Wal-Mart’s label was found plastered all over the charred remains of a massive factory fire in Bangladesh last...
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Voter Information Wars: Will the GOP Team Up With Wal-Mart’s Data Specialist?
The Republicans have admitted it : They need to get serious about collecting and analyzing voter data. Well, you can't get much more serious than talking to Teradata, the "data warehousing" company that helps Wal-Mart, Apple and eBay store massive amounts of information about the behavior of their...
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Cambodian Workers Wrest Justice from Wal-Mart and H&M Supplier
After workers across the U.S. staged mini-strikes at Wal-Marts this winter, a small crowd of Cambodian garment workers caused a stir by camping in front of a shuttered Wal-Mart supplier in Phnom Penh. The workers were protesting a sudden closure of the Kingsland apparel factory, which robbed them...
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The Cruel Gap Between CEO Pay and the Stagnant Minimum Wage
Walmart CEO Mike Duke makes approximately $11,000 an hour. Think about that -- $11,000 every hour. Think about an hour of your day, the tasks you accomplish, and the compensation you receive from your employer. If you are an average American worker, you could add up all your daily work hours and...
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Burwell as Obama's Budget Director: Walmart Wins, Working Families Lose
As head of Walmart Foundation lobbying, Sylvia Mathews Burwell spent millions to open stores that pay poverty wages
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