Walmart Salon Closed After All Hairstylists Walk Out

By Kellen M. Quigley, Olean Times Herald. -

Allegany, New York — The salon at Walmart was closed Tuesday after the entire staff quit at the same time. The SmartStyle Hair Salon’s doors were locked Tuesday morning with the message “We [...]

Biden Has Abandoned His Covid Worker Safety Pledge

By Christopher D. Cook, In These Times. -

Until she got her first Pfizer shot on July 16, Cindy Cervantes toiled in the Seaboard Foods pork processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma for most of the pandemic without a vaccine — working [...]

It’s Time To Make Large Corporations Pay Living Wages

By Phil Mattera, DC Report. -

Landing a job in the ’80s with a large corporation was, even for blue-collar workers, a ticket to good wages, generous benefits and a secure retirement. Women and workers of color did not share [...]

Walmart Workers Demand Fair Pay And Hours At Protest Outside Alice Walton’s Penthouse As Retail Giant Cuts Jobs

By Julia Conley, -

Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's New York penthouse and demanding her [...]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Threatens Walmart Boycott Over Gun Sales

By Stephen Gandel, -

Walmart could suddenly become a whole lot less busy this back-to-school shopping season. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation's largest teachers union, is threatening to boycott the [...]

Walmart Retaliates Against Worker Who Urged Employee Walkout Over Gun Sales

By Bryan Menegus, -

Following a pair of deadly mass shootings over the weekend, including one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a Walmart e-commerce category specialist, Thomas Marshall, posted two memos widely within [...]

New Report: Walmart’s Monopolization Of Local Grocery Markets

By Stacy Mitchell, -

Our findings illustrate the failure of contemporary antitrust policy. For nearly four decades, the two agencies that enforce the antitrust laws, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal [...]

‘Winds Of Change Are Blowing:’ 8,500 Walmart Employees Threaten To Strike

By Staff, -

More than 8,500 Walmart employees will strike in 10 states on March 20 if the company doesn’t meet their demands for a 20% pay increase as well as other benefits and better conditions. The mainly [...]

Walmart Hopes To Track Employees’ Every Move With New Checkstand Surveillance Tech

By Elliott Gabriel, -

Walmart’s move is just the latest in the rolling-out of surveillance technology across workplaces in the United States, which merges the use of technology for generating metrics with spying [...]

Grand Theft Paycheck

By Phil Mattera, -

For the past two decades, Walmart has repeatedly been accused of compelling workers to perform certain tasks off the clock and has paid numerous fines for those practices. It is often suggested [...]

WalMart & Lowes Linked To Slave Labor In The Amazon

By André Campos, -

By André Campos for Mongabay - Products derived from timber extracted by workers living in conditions analogous to slave labor in Brazil are connected to a complex business network linked to the [...]

Small Town Refused Walmart When Last Grocery Store Closed

By Melissa Hellman, -

By Melissa Hellman for Yes! Magazine. For two months in 2012, longtime Iola, Kansas, resident Mary Ross trudged through the sweltering heat, waving gnats from her view as she walked door to door [...]

The Women Who Are Taking On Wal-Mart

By Annelise Orleck, -

By Annelise Orleck for The Conversation - Pico Rivera is a dusty working-class Latino suburb of Los Angeles. After the school district, Wal-Mart is the city’s largest employer and the source of [...]

Labor Groups Drop #OurWalmart. Who Will Fund Their Fight?

By Dave Jamieson, -

By Dave Jamieson for The Huffington Post - In 2013, Janet Sparks and five co-workers went on strike at a Walmart store in Baker, Louisiana. The group rode in a caravan to Bentonville, Arkansas, [...]

Judge Orders Walmart: Rehire 16 Workers It Fired For Striking

By Dave Jamieson, -

By Dave Jamieson for Huffington Post. Walmart broke the law when it fired 16 workers who went on strike in 2013, a judge ruled on Thursday, January 21st. The judge ordered Walmart to offer the [...]