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ALEC staggers but will it fall?

June 1, 2012 - The campaign calling on companies to sever ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council is one of the most successful corporate accountability initiatives in history, but it now faces the challenge of persuading those unfazed by consumer unrest.

Wal-Mart and Watergate

April 27, 2012 - Wal-Mart has been accused of bribery in Mexico, but its behavior is far from unique: Many major corporations have been charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law passed in response to an oft-forgotten aspect of the Watergate scandal of the 1970s.

Creative organizing at Walmart

March 1, 2012 - A new strategy to advocate for workers' rights at Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart is utilizing what has been called "pre-New Deal unionism" -- and it is showing some real gains.

A pivotal year for Southern workers

January 12, 2012 - 2012 promises to be an interesting year for labor in the South, as states wrestle with the disaster wrought by anti-immigrant politics, the UAW targets the region's German auto factories, and Walmart polishes its public image.