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

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

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 […]

Court Ruling Forces Walmart to Relinquish Bribery Probe Documents

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

Although the New York Times first reported on the alleged bribery scandal that reached the top levels of Walmart two years ago, the investigation and trials continue. Most recently, Walmart fought to keep related documents out of the hands of concerned shareholders. Despite Walmart’s protests, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld lower court’s decision forcing the […]

Fighting for Family Values at Walmart

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

This post was originally featured on WhiteHouse.gov. Read more about Champions of Change here. It took a tragedy to make me a Champion of Change. I work at a Walmart store in Chicago, and like many Walmart workers, I work hard to provide for my child. But it hasn’t been easy. I make $8.75 an […]

Walmart Worker to Deliver Testimony at Congressional Briefing on a New Scheduling Bill

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AT BRIEFING TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL BILL, WALMART WORKER TO DELIVER TESTIMONY ABOUT COMPANY’S ERRATIC SCHEDULING PRACTICES Workers, elected officials point to mega-retailer’s policy as emblematic of why legislation is needed WASHINGTON, DC (July 22) — On the day that U.S. Reps. George Miller and Rosa DeLauro will introduce legislation to tackle problematic […]

Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart after a fatal accident that put him in critical condition. On June 7th, a Walmart truck driver hit Morgan’s limo on I-95 in New Jersey causing serious injuries to three passengers and one fatality. Comedian, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair, was killed as a result of this incident. […]

Online, Workers Reveal the Truth About Working at Walmart

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

Working at the world’s largest private employer is no easy task. On top of receiving low-wages and inconsistent scheduling, many Walmart workers and managers alike continue to come forward  online to share their horror stories, documenting the lack of respect they experience. As one manager recently told Gawker: “Along with the ‘productivity’ issue used to […]

Retail Sector Continues to Add Jobs in June, But Many are Low-wage or Part-time

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

This article was originally posted by the Retail Justice Alliance. While the retail sector continues to play a major role in adding jobs to the economy, many of these jobs are low-wage or part-time positions. According to the Department of Labor, U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in June as the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 […]

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