Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Is ‘Unsustainable,’ New Study Finds

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in updates | No Comments

Reposted from the Retail Justice Alliance A new study by the Harvard Business School argues that America’s wealth gap is ‘unsustainable’ and U.S. living standards must be lifted so that both businesses and workers can succeed.  The study was based on a survey of over 1,900 of Harvard Business School alumni from around the world Titled An […]

A Labor Day Message from Bill Fletcher, Chair of the Retail Justice Alliance

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in updates | No Comments

Originally posted on The Retail Justice Alliance As we approach Labor Day, the growing divide between the rich and poor continues to dominate the national conversation and, in some parts of the country, has led to social unrest.  While many politicians, academics and economists agree that our country’s wealth gap is bad for the economy and […]

New Reports Underscore Inequality Crisis

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This article was originally published by the Retail Justice Alliance. In the weeks leading up to Labor Day, politicians and economists are calling attention to the growing gap between the rich and poor and its effect on economic mobility and the economy as a whole. A new report released this week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors […]

Moms Fight Stagnant Wages and Precarious Work Schedules

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Across the nation there is a growing conversation about the importance of raising wages and securing consistent hours for retail workers. At the forefront of the movement to improve jobs, it is increasingly common to find women leading the charge. The retail sector employs more people than any other sector in America. The jobs it provides, primarily […]

Californians Call on Walmart to Provide Paid Sick Days

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Mega-employer policies force hundreds of thousands of employees to go to work sick or risk losing their jobs by staying home Irvine, Oakland and Sacramento, CA – Coming from cities and towns throughout the state, hundreds of Walmart workers, nurses, shoppers, students and other Californians called on Walmart to publicly commit to provide access to […]

A Tale of Two Maps

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

Recently, the real estate blog Movoto got a lot of press attention when it released this interactive map showing the richest individual in each state. The map revealed that three Walmart heirs are the richest person in their respective states. That list includes Christy Walton (in Wyoming worth an estimated $36.7 billion), Alice Walton (in […]

Failure to Heed Concerns of Workers Playing Role in Walmart’s Poor Sales

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

Recently, some Wall Street analysts have predicted that big box stores like Walmart will meet their demise. Why? Not only are customers turning increasingly to online retailers or smaller, more convenient stores—which cut into the market share of big box retailers—but also because business practices like those of Walmart continually disregard the well-being of their […]

As Walmart Workers Struggle, U.S. CEO Bill Simon Steps Down with $9 Million Retirement Package

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This article was originally posted by the Retail Justice Alliance. Last week, Walmart’s U.S. CEO Bill Simon stepped down after five consecutive quarters of slumping sales and declining brand value. During Simon’s tenure, Walmart stores have been plagued with chronic understaffing due to the company’s low-wage, part-time business strategy, which has led to empty shelves, […]

OUR Walmart Member Anthony Goytia’s Statement on Walmart US Bill Simon Resignation

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

“It was Bill Simon who revealed the majority of us are paid less than $25,000 a year. Sadly, workers at Walmart face the same reality today of poverty wages and unpredictable schedules that have put the entire economy out of balance. Mr. Foran should work with OUR Walmart to improve jobs at our company so […]

Top 3 Walmart Problems Bill Simon Failed to Solve

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

As a new Walmart US CEO is announced, here’s a look back at where Bill Simon (who currently holds the position) fell short and the issues that will be left to his . Low Pay: Walmart is now notorious for not paying its workers enough to get by and reinforcing an income inequality crisis. The […]

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