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 […]

The Richest Family in America, the Waltons

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In a recent article, Forbes reported that there are 185 dynasty families with fortunes exceeding $1 billion. Comfortably topping the list are Walmart heirs, the Walton family. As the richest family in America, the Waltons hold a shocking $63B more than the next richest family (the Kochs). With a fortune worth $152,000,000,000 the Waltons have […]

6 Ways Walmart’s Response to The New York Times Is Dishonest or Misleading

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

This was initially posted by the AFLCIO. A New York Times op-ed by Timothy Egan criticizing Walmart drew a response from the corporate giant that Ari Rabin-Havt at Slatecalled “juvenile.” That’s a nice way to say that the self-serving response is either wildly misleading or just plain dishonest in defending the country’s largest employer against […]

At Yahoo’s Shareholder Meeting, Walmart Workers Call on Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 At Yahoo!’s annual shareholder meeting, Walmart Moms, Workers Call on Walmart Board Member Marissa Mayer to Help Improve Jobs, End Illegal Retaliation Group questions deepening ties between Walmart and Yahoo! as the retailer faces federal investigations for bribery and treatment of workers  SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Today, at Yahoo!’s annual […]

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