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 […]

Walmart Moms Attend White House Summit on Working Families

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

This was initially posted by the Retail Justice Alliance. You can watch a recent video interview on this topic here. This week, Walmart moms who are members of the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) attended the White House Summit on Working Families.  They spoke with attendees about their concerns regarding the retail […]

Walmart Moms Invited to White House Summit on Working Families

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | 2 Comments

Washington, DC (June 19) — Twelve Walmart moms—many who were on strike earlier this month—are attending the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families on Monday. The group will speak with attendees about their concerns regarding the economic crisis the country’s largest employer of women is creating for them and others in America. The financial […]

Walmart Mom: I’m Attending the White House Summit on Working Families

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | 5 Comments

As a 25 year old single mother I know the realities of trying to survive on low wages. I live with my five-year old son in Chicago and I work for Walmart, the world’s largest private employer and a company that made over $16 billion in profits last year.  In the nine short months I […]

Walmart Worker Actions Lead to Calls for Change at Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Last week, Walmart moms led workers on strike against Walmart’s silencing of workers in 20 cities nationwide. These strikes, in conjunction with growing calls for change from within the company have caught the attention of Walmart shareholders and customers alike. Amidst protests by striking workers, many shareholders voted against the election of directors, increases in […]

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