Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 16:19
The State Policy Network -- a national alliance of right-wing think tanks funded by businessmen including the Kochs of Koch Industries, the Waltons of Wal-Mart, and Art Pope of Variety Stores -- is driving a corporate agenda in state legislatures. So why they aren't reporting their lobbying activities?
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 16:13
Big insurance companies -- with the encouragement of penny-pinching employers like Wal-Mart -- created the substandard health insurance plans that are being eliminated to comply with the minimum coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 16:04
A look at what's happening in labor around the South, from a conference on the tragic consequences of U.S. drug policy, to corporate welfare in Mississippi, to a union's struggle with a cereal giant in Tennessee.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 15:57
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.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 14:28
In their race to the bottom, Walmart and other companies seeking the cheapest labor are looking beyond China, Bangladesh and Cambodia to military-ruled Myanmar.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 15:23
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.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 16:39
Civil rights and gun safety leaders are calling for the repeal of what some decry as racially biased "shoot-first" laws, which are especially popular in the South. Some are putting renewed pressure on the corporate members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the business advocacy group that promoted such laws in the states.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 15:41
The Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade agreement written with help from the likes of Walmart and Halliburton -- would enhance corporations' power to sue governments over laws they don't like, increase pressure for fracking, and make job-killers like NAFTA look puny. Congress will soon debate whether to fast-track it.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 14:39
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.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:26
The Arkansas-based retail giant aims to become a renewable-energy giant. But can Wal-Mart's business model ever really be considered sustainable?