When tales emerge from the retail supply chain, they're usually tragic, like the alleged sweatshop conditions at the Foxconn plants that churn out Apple products, or the 112 Bangladeshi workers who died when their factory, where clothes for Walmart, Sears Holdings and Disney were made, burned to the ground.
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A handful of Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas walked off the job on Thursday. With the support of the labor group, OUR Walmart, they filed "unfair labor practice" charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the mega-retailer of threats of retaliation. Walmart managers "unlawfully and... Read More »
While the Black Friday Walmart strike grabbed media attention this month, an army of full-time organizers labored quietly to launch another historic labor action. A lead organizer claimed that "hundreds" of fast food workers across New York City were walking off the job on Thursday, in what some experts called... Read More »
Walmart workers have already begun striking at scattered stores across the country, as part of the 1,000 protests planned this week culminating on Black Friday. Venanzi Luna, a Walmart associate in Pico Rivera, Calif., took time out from her strike to join us for a live panel discussion. Luna was joined in... Read More »
Frustrated Walmart associates say they are planning 1,000 "protest actions" for Black Friday in at least five major cities. Making Change at Walmart campaign, the union-backed association organizing the strikes, also said that the strikes will spread over the coming week, culminating on Black Friday, the... Read More »
You might have heard that non-union workers at Walmarts around the country have been striking. One of the workers' demands is to stop management retaliation against employees who speak up, and in at least one case, Walmart workers went back to work after their employer agreed to many of their demands. But most... Read More »
Employees at Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are striking for the first time in 50 years. It's hard to believe it took so long. Walmart Stores Inc. is a massive corporation, yet many workers receive low wages and are denied benefits.
But a couple of big myths about retail workers keep the public from... Read More »
Two years ago, William (far left), Greg and Charlene Fletcher were the first three people at their store in Duarte, Calif., to sign up when OUR Walmart, a labor organization created by the United Food and Commercial Workers, came to town. Last week, they were among the dozens of Walmart workers in Southern... Read More »
By Ashley Lutz
Walmart's employees went on strike this month for the first time since the retailer opened 50 years ago.
Supply-chain employees in Louisiana, Maryland and Texas have all staged walk-outs. More are expected to join before the annual investor meeting in Bentonville, Ark., tomorrow. Read More »