Earlier this week I noted a Wal-Mart in Canton, Ohio was collecting food for its needy workers so they could enjoy Thanksgiving.
On Tuesday’s “Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert sarcastically praised the corporate giant for sticking to its guns in offering low wages to maximize profits, although not for the food drive itself. Watch for yourself.
Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes this report about a Wal-Mart in Canton, Ohio collecting food for its needy workers. The storage containers are attractively displayed at the Walmart on Atlantic Boulevard in Canton. The bins are lined up in alternating colors of purple and orange. Some sit on tables covered with golden yellow tablecloths. [...]
More than 80 Wal-Mart workers walked off their jobs on Friday, October 18th, in Hialeah Fla., just outside of Fort Lauderdale. Though it’s not clear that the strike was directly connected to the Our Wal-Mart initiative that organized nationwide Black Friday strikes last year, it seems likely that workers in Hialeah have been emboldened by [...]
Iiiiiiiinnnnnteresting…. Several Milwaukee-area Walmart stores are among those where some employees plan to protest working on Thanksgiving – and other concerns – by walking off the job as the holiday shopping season begins this week, a union spokesman said Tuesday.
Marc Goumbri, an organizer with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, said he [...]
The Corporatist Supreme Court has now given you carte blanche to continue treating women as second class citizens. Despite lower courts ruling that the \"Dukes\" case should proceed as a class action, even Wal-Marts own lawyers urged settling of the case. In the new gilded age those who have the gold make the rules, and [...]
If you’ve ever wondered exactly which corporate interests contributed to Gov. Scott Walker’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a useful database that allows folks to “follow the money” and see exactly which corporate interests donated to Gov. Walker’s campaign.
Here’s just a few highlights:
$28,000 from the Koch brothers (I wonder [...]
While Wisconsin has always been a very political state with some of the most well known(good and bad) political figures on the national scene, a few of our current representatives(Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Kind, etc..) could take lessons from the Honorable Senator Sanders in how to represent their constiuents.
Here Senator Sanders explains how, while the Republicans [...]
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It’s safe to say Randy Hollenbeck loves him some Wal-Mart. It seems every chance he gets, he’s blogging about how great Wal-Mart would be for Cudahy, as if Wal-Mart is the end all, be all when it comes to spurring business growth in Cudahy. Randy thinks Wal-Mart would be a catalyst for new business development [...]
CudahyNOW blogger Randy Hollenbeck is a big fan of Wal-Mart. He’s made it clear he wants to see a Wal-Mart come to the failed IcePort site in Cudahy, and in a recent blog entry, he asserted Cudahy doesn’t have a business-friendly reputation because of the unwillingness of elected officials in Cudahy to allow Wal-Mart to [...]