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 [...]
There’s been a lot of controversy recently about the possibility of a Wal-Mart being placed on the site of the failed IcePort development in Cudahy’s downtown area. The Mayor of Cudahy, Ryan McCue, is the subject of a recall effort after voting against allowing the Wal-Mart in Cudahy, despite his previously stated opposition to putting [...]
So says Lisa B. Nelson, Senior Manager of Public Affairs for Wal-Mart, via Randy Hollenbeck’s blog (emphasis mine):
We’d like to set the record straight with regards to claims that Wal-Mart is asking for a taxpayer subsidy to build in Cudahy. Those making this claim are wrong, and are attempting to scare taxpayers and [...]
While she doesn’t come out and say it directly, that’s the impression I get from reading a recent blog entry by State Senator Mary Lazich. Now while one can’t be completely sure if Senator Lazich wrote that blog entry – or if it was written by Kevin Fischer, her loyal aide – it’s curious that [...]