March 24, 2017 -
Groups representing some of the most embattled workers and marginalized communities in the South and nation have called a general strike for May 1 to send a message to the Trump administration and its corporate allies. It's the biggest effort of its kind in 70 years.
November 26, 2014 -
For the third year in a row, employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are using the biggest shopping day of the year as an opportunity to press their case for higher wages and better working conditions.
June 6, 2014 -
"Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart's poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our work," says one striking mother who works for the Arkansas-based retail giant.
September 9, 2013 -
They didn't strike this time, but last week Walmart workers and their allies marched, rallied, danced, blew horns, and took arrests in a coordinated day of action protesting the company's recent crackdown on worker activists.
July 31, 2013 -
The Arkansas-based retail giant is disciplining and firing workers who participated in a strike in June. While the firings are almost certainly illegal, congressional Republicans have declawed the national labor board, leaving it without a quorum to conduct business.
July 3, 2013 -
Wal-Mart is disciplining and firing employees who are demanding improved working conditions -- a sign the Arkansas-based retail giant is worried about historic job actions spreading through its U.S. operations.
June 10, 2013 -
Taxpayers help support companies that are hostile to worker organizing through economic development subsidies and also through social safety net programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.
February 5, 2013 -
Attempts to unionize Walmart stores have been met with firings, outsourcing, and even closings. Now employees of the Arkansas-based retail giant are exercising their rights to redress grievances together -- whether or not a majority can be rallied to support the effort.
December 13, 2012 -
The fire that killed 112 workers last month in a Bangladesh garment factory has sparked protests and brought scrutiny to retailers including Arkansas-based Walmart, which is embroiled in labor unrest back home.