Workers and Taxpayers Deliver Petition For $15 and Full Time to Walmart’s Owners

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in updates | No Comments

Last week, 42 Walmart workers and community members were arrested during protests calling for $15 an hour and access to full-time work in front of the buildings where Walmart’s owners live and work. The petition, which was signed by more than 1,700 Walmart stores across the country at the time, was delivered to Rob Walton’s […]

WALMART WORKERS, TAXPAYERS ARRESTED CALLING FOR WALMART OWNERS TO STOP ROBBING AMERICA

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Group calls on Walton family to stop taking advantage of taxpayer programs to support low-wage model & instead, pay workers $15 an hour and provide full-time work  If the Waltons fail to respond, protestors promise to return to Walmart stores on Black Friday  New York and Washington, DC – Forty-two Walmart workers and their supporters […]

Walmart Workers, Community to Call on Walmart Heirs to Stop Robbing America

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Originally posted by the Retail Justice Alliance As the gap between the rich and poor continues to grow, Walmart workers who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) are calling on the company to take responsibility for its role in creating an economy that benefits the wealthy few while more […]

Call Walmart Now and Tell the Company Women Shouldn’t Be Fired Just for Being Pregnant

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

This article was originally posted by Jobs with Justice. It’s been more than six months since Walmart, which was under pressure from associates and women’s organizations, agreed to change its pregnancy policy to provide basic accommodations for employees experiencing complications with their pregnancies. But a Walmart store in Chicago reveals the company has fallen far short of […]

Walmart Running Illegal PAC Scheme, Watchdog Groups & Employees Charge in FEC Complaint

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Company Tries to Leverage Economic Power in Political Sphere WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wal-Mart is running an illegal scheme to prod employees into contributing to its political action committee, circumventing a federal law that bars companies from putting corporate funds into political campaigns, Public Citizen, Common Cause and two Walmart employees and shareholders charged today. In a […]

Watchdog Groups, Employee-Shareholders File FEC Alleging that Walmart is Running Illegal PAC Scheme

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Groups are alleging that Walmart illegally pushes associates into contributing to its political action committee, circumventing a federal law that bars companies from putting corporate funds into political campaigns. Public Citizen, Common Cause and two Walmart employees and shareholders filed a charge with the Federal Elections Committee today. In the complaint, the two employee-shareholders, Cynthia Murray and Evelyn Cruz, allege in detail a […]

In Advance of New Forbes 400 Richest Americans Ranking, America’s Most, Least Generous Billionaires Revealed

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

New Analysis Shows Walmart Heirs Give Substantially Less than Their Peers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Setting them apart from others on the Forbes top ten list, the Walton family members are donating very little of their growing $145 billion in collective wealth. The four Walmart heirs – the top 6th, 7th and 8th richest Americans […]

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 | 2 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 […]

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