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Wal-Mart’s a lot like a virus

What do Wal-Mart and a virus have in common? They both spread like wildfire.

Image courtesy of Daniel Ferry & PolicyMic

When big box stores (I’ll leave it to you to decide just WHICH big-box stores) come to town, they almost always shut down all the mom-and-pop stores in the area they open in. […]

The NLRB Finally Charges Wal-mart with Labor Violations!

In an investigation and negotiation with Wal-Mart over alleged abusive labor practices that have been ongoing since November of 2013, the NLRB has finally brought charges against the retailer:

The NLRB said the retailer illegally fired, disciplined or threatened more than 60 employees in 14 states for participating in legally protected activities to complain […]

Stephen Colbert: “Walmart isn’t doing anything” for its employees (VIDEO)

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.


Wal-Mart takes food donations for its employees

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. […]

Wal-Mart workers in Hialeah Florida walk off the job

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 […]

Local Wal-Mart workers plan Thanksgiving walkout

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 […]

Congratulations to Wal-Mart

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 […]

Follow Walker’s money

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 […]

Senator Bernie Sanders – Fiscally Responsible!

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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