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Gaping Inequality: CEO Earns 1,795 Times The Average Worker

Gaping Inequality: CEO Earns 1,795 Times The Average Worker

The financial crisis wreaked havoc on ordinary Americans while leaving many CEOs unscathed. So federal reforms, including the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, required companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But for various reasons, they didn't do it, so Bloomberg News did the legwork. The news service... Read More »

Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

Biggest Myths About The Right-To-Work Laws

If your employer threatens you with termination if you discuss forming or joining a union, you should report them to the NLRB. Read More »

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

Unions' Secret Strategy To Win Back Workers

On Black Friday this year, workers in 1,000 Walmart stores in 46 states made history of sorts, becoming the first time Walmart workers had an organized strike. Six days after, workers at fast food outlets in New York City organized their own walk outs, marking what some experts said was the first... Read More »

Election 2012's Big Question: Is The Jobs Picture Improving?

Election 2012's Big Question: Is The Jobs Picture Improving?

Are you better off than you were four years ago? It's the quadrennial question that hangs over every presidential election. Four years ago, with a devastating financial crisis gripping America and the world, the answer was obviously, "no." This time around, the answer is more complicated. The official... Read More »

Walmart Hit With Minimum Wage Lawsuit

Walmart Hit With Minimum Wage Lawsuit

A new lawsuit accused Walmart Stores Inc. and two staffing agencies of requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, stay late, and work through lunch at the world's largest retailer. The proposed class action, filed Monday in a Chicago federal court, alleged that Walmart and the agencies violated... Read More »

Why Is It So Hard To Get An $8 An Hour Job At Walmart?
Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart's Tireless Cost-Cutting Drives Down Workers' Wages, Report Says

Walmart is often credited with lowering the prices of consumer goods. Now the big-box retailer is being credited -- or more precisely, blamed -- for driving down some workers' wages and benefits. According to a new report by a pro-labor group, the National Employment Law Project, workers employed by... Read More »

Janitors For Kmart, Target, Toil In 'Modern-Day Slavery,' Labor Leader Alleges

Janitors For Kmart, Target, Toil In 'Modern-Day Slavery,' Labor Leader Alleges

Story updated on 5/8/2012 Janitors working at Target, Kmart, Best Buy and Walmart are toiling in such abject conditions that the worst instances of the conditions are akin to "modern-day slavery." That's what Stephen Philion, the director of St. Cloud State's Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in... Read More »

Wal-Mart Hit With Another Gender Discrimination Class-Action Lawsuit

Wal-Mart Hit With Another Gender Discrimination Class-Action Lawsuit

Wal-Mart discriminated against female employees in its 451 Texas stores, according to a class action lawsuit filed Friday. Four months ago, the Supreme Court threw out a nationwide class action suit against the world's largest retailer, on the grounds that all of the store's 1.5 million female employees were... Read More »

Walmart Supervisor Fired For Chatting With Employee After Hours

Walmart Supervisor Fired For Chatting With Employee After Hours

Should you get paid for talking to your boss on the phone after hours? Yes, according to a federal appeals courts, which recently upheld the dismissal of a supervisor employed at a Walmart store in Minnesota who was fired for violating company policy that prohibits off-the-clock work. In its decision, the... Read More »

Walmart Employees Steal $45K For A Car And A Sex Change [Video]

Walmart Employees Steal $45K For A Car And A Sex Change [Video]

There are a lot of things you could buy with $45,000 of stolen cash: a year at a prestigious private university, a pretty nice sailing vessel, a night at the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. But when Spencer Cullen, 23, and Adriano Altiveros, 19, robbed the Arizona Walmart... Read More »

What It's Like to Work at Walmart

What It's Like to Work at Walmart

I started out at Walmart as a lowly cashier in 1999. It was just an after-school job, something to pay for going to the movies with my friends and to fuel my video game addiction. Apparently, I was good at what I did, because I got promoted to customer service manager, and then to a job in the accounting... Read More »

I Interviewed at Walmart

I Interviewed at Walmart

My name is Jerome Powell and I'm a 22-year-old student majoring in Business and Marketing at Bluefield State College. I applied for a cashier position at Walmart in February 2010. To apply, I went to a Walmart store and completed a job application on a small computer in the employee break area at the back of... Read More »

How to Work at Sam's Club In Spite of Big Layoffs

How to Work at Sam's Club In Spite of Big Layoffs

Just a few weeks ago Sam's Club, the warehouse store division of Wal-Mart, announced it was closing 11 stores. Now it looks like 11,200 more jobs, or about 10 percent of the staff, will be eliminated. Starting in February, the people handing out samples and doing demonstrations will not be company employees, but... Read More »

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