At Least 116 Arrested in Planned Civil Disobedience at Walmart Stores on Black Friday

By: Saturday November 30, 2013 10:40 am

Protests planned by current and former Walmart Associates and a coalition anchored by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UCFW) were held at various Walmart locations across the United States. Over 110 arrested were arrested while engaging in civil disobedience.

#WalmartStrikers in Full Force on #BlackFriday

By: Friday November 29, 2013 11:20 am

Today is Black Friday, which for some will mean getting into fights in shopping aisles. But for workers at Walmart it is a time to protest the unfair labor practices of the largest global retailer. Walmart is facing protests from workers in both the US and Canada for better treatment.

Judge Orders Black Friday Protesters to Post a $10K Bond if Activity Disrupts Access to Walmart Property

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 6:10 pm

Remember the good ol’ days when companies would hire goons to physically bust up union protests? Sadly the corporations can’t do that in public anymore, what with all the cameras, plus I think the goons demanded Blackwater-level money. But some companies still want to bust up protests and organizing attempts so now they hire lawyers to restrict their protests and PR goons to beat up the organizers in the media.

Walmart Lobbyist Behind Smears Of Black Friday Protesters

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 9:12 am

Is anyone surprised Walmart is behind a smear campaign against their workers?

Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Employees

By: Tuesday November 19, 2013 6:48 am

One of the richest companies in the world has found a solution to help feed their struggling underpaid workers – donations from their other underpaid workers. Walmart has defended the practice as part of the “company’s culture” of charity but the question remains as to why people who are working need such charity.

The Ten Companies With the Lowest US Wages

By: Sunday November 17, 2013 5:20 pm

24/7 Wall Street made a list of the ten US-based companies that pay their US workforces the least — and, for grins, also showed us how much their CEOs are paid. (Of course, defenders of obscenely executive compensation will say that one must look at how much the CEO does for his/her company, whilst ignoring the fact that the CEO isn’t the only one in the company or on the company board to be paid exorbitant compensation.)

From Dhaka to Broadway, Protests Target Bangladesh Factory Death Traps

By: Saturday June 29, 2013 1:00 pm

The United States may lead the world in some measures of national wealth, but it is fiercely regressive when it comes to protecting the workers whose blood and sweat subsidize American lifestyles. Since the tragic factory collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,100 people, many Western apparel brands have been shamed into addressing labor conditions in Bangladesh’s booming garment sector. Yet two U.S. giants, the Gap and Wal-Mart, remain deaf to the public outcry.

3 Things About the Trans-Pacific Partnership You Need to Know and Share

By: Thursday June 20, 2013 7:00 pm

The Obama administration is brokering a secret global deal that combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement. The trade agreement is the Trojan horse to bore you and put you to sleep so that when you wake up a global corporate coup will be in place creating a parallel system of justice where three private attorneys would oversee a kangaroo court set up to defend corporate interests that the laws all countries signing on to what is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be subservient to.

Walmart Accepted Clothing From Banned Bangladesh Factories

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 11:05 am

According to Pro Publica, Walmart accepted shipments from factories in Bangladesh unsafe for workers despite explicit promises not to. This violation of Walmart’s own stated policy comes shortly after the world’s attention fell on Bangladesh’s troubled manufacturing sector with the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed more than 1,100 people.

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