WalMart & Lowes Linked To Slave Labor In The Amazon

By André Campos, www.news.mongabay.com -

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, www.yesmagazine.org -

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, www.theconversation.com -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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 [...]

New Report Tallies Cost Of “Walmart Model” Economy

By Dave Johnson, www.ourfuture.org -

By Dave Johnson for Campaign For America's Future - Some call this the “Walmart Model.” One result of this model is that the six “Walmart heirs” are so wealthy from inherited stock that they have [...]

How Walmart Keeps An Eye On Its Massive Workforce

By Susan Berfield, www.bloomberg.com -

By Susan Berfield for Bloomberg Businessweek - In the autumn of 2012, when Walmart first heard about the possibility of a strike on Black Friday, executives mobilized with the efficiency that [...]

Not Even Wal-Mart Is Ruthless Enough For Wall Street

By Pete Dolack, www.systemicdisorder.wordpress.com -

By Pete Dolack for Systemic Disorder - As ruthless as Wal-Mart is, Wall Street has decided the retailer is not ruthless enough. Incredible though it might seem, financiers have been punishing [...]

OUR Walmart Relaunches Campaign To Beat World Retail Giant

By David Moberg, www.inthesetimes.com -

By David Moberg for In These Times - After four years as a growing, thriving voice of workers at Walmart, the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) re-launched itself on [...]

Workers Confront Walmart Executives At Star-Studded Company Event

By Sarah Jaffe, www.truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffe in Truthout - Early Friday morning June 5 in the Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Venanzi Luna told her story to the Walmart shareholders meeting. [...]

Newsletter – Overcome Fear With Love

Instead of taking action to prevent or mitigate the next crisis, politicians are causing more harm as they work hand in hand with the wealthy elites who are trying to grab even greater power and [...]

Walmart Selling Water From Drought Striken Sacramento Public Water Supply

By Adrienne Moore, www.sacramento.cbslocal.com -

Wal-Mart is facing questions tonight after CBS13 learns the company draws its bottled water from a Sacramento water district during California’s drought. According to the label, the water [...]

Workers Say Walmart Closed Stores In Retaliation

By Daily Kos, www.dailykos.com -

The Pico Rivera workers and the labor group OUR Walmart say it looks awfully suspicious that the closures just happened to hit a store that's been a center of worker organizing, and they're [...]

Wal-Mart, Under Pressure, Boosts Wage To $9/hr

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan and Nathan Layne, www.reuters.com -

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it would raise entry-level wages to $9 an hour, a 24 percent increase from the U.S. minimum wage that some employees now earn, succumbing to longstanding pressure [...]

Walmart: Stop Racist Threats Of Violence Against Workers

By Kristin Oliver, www.iam.colorofchange.org -

Markeith Washington was working on the overnight remodeling crew at the Richmond, CA Walmart Store which was supervised by Art Van Riper. Van Riper was notorious among associates for screaming [...]