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Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out

Bold Turkey: Pair of OH Dems Introduce Bill to Triple Thanksgiving Wages, Let Workers Opt Out
Two Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill that would have retail employees earn three times their normal rate of pay if they choose to work on Thanksgiving.
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Lawyer: Surveillance Video Confirms John Crawford Fatally Shot by Police for Shopping at Walmart

Lawyer: Surveillance Video Confirms John Crawford Fatally Shot by Police for Shopping at Walmart
There are new disclosures on the police shooting of John Crawford, a young unarmed black man who was shot and killed in an Ohio Walmart while holding a BB gun that they sell in the store. The family and their lawyer have seen the store surveillance tape and it turns out, he was indeed, just shopping. However, police refuse to release the video to the public because transparency is not an element of justice in this country.
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Open Carry Unless You're Black: Man Killed by Police for Trying to Purchase BB Gun at Walmart

Open Carry Unless You're Black: Man Killed by Police for Trying to Purchase BB Gun at Walmart
John Crawford was walking through the aisles of Walmart with a BB gun he picked up from the store shelves. A hysterical customer saw a young black man with what they thought was a gun and called police. Beavercreek police showed up and shot John Crawford dead.
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ICYMI: Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart for Responsibility in Deadly Crash

ICYMI: Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart for Responsibility in Deadly Crash
Tracy Morgan has sued Walmart after one of its drivers slammed into the comedian's limo a month ago. Walmart routinely makes its drivers drive long shifts for little pay and no protections.
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Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came

Target Tells Open-Carry Maniacs to Go Back to the Walmart Whence They Came
Guns aren't banned at Target — but they're no longer welcome, thanks to nationwide pressure from mothers like Rebecca Lowen of Minnesota. Lowen and other members of "Moms Demand Action" petitioned Target to change its policy after "open carry" gun activists began posting pictures of themselves carrying weapons in Target stores.
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Court Rules Walmart Must Compensate Workers After Shutting Down Store That Unionized

Court Rules Walmart Must Compensate Workers After Shutting Down Store That Unionized
Canada's Supreme Court ruled Friday that Walmart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Walmart store in North America to unionize.
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Portland Says 'No' to Walmart

Portland Says 'No' to Walmart
Late last week, the city of Portland got rid of $9 million, or 25 percent, of its investments in Walmart. This marks the beginning of a divestment program that will purge Portland's investment portfolio of $36 million in Walmart bonds by 2016, according to a press release.
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Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online

Shameful Anti-Union Walmart Indoctrination Video Makes the Rounds Online
A new video surfaced on Reddit, a propaganda video from Walmart warning employees not to sign onto efforts to unionize. The blatantly intimidating video also makes the preposterous claim that Walmart employees are happy with their current conditions.
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The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)

The Neo-Colonial Dynamic: Walmart's Destructive Gaming of the System (Opinion)
It used be Molasses to Rum to Slaves and so on and so forth back in Colonial American days of old, but today we see a new version of a horrid classic. Walmart and Sam's Club love to pay their people low wages, so low that they can't possibly afford to sustain themselves and their families on them, so they end up on programs like food stamps and using local food pantries to supplement their food to survive on which Sam's Club and Walmart are all too happy to donate to the local bank that supplies these pantries.
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Hurting One, Hurting All: Economists Wake Up to Income Inequality’s Damage

Hurting One, Hurting All: Economists Wake Up to Income Inequality’s Damage
In an Associated Press survey published today, a group of three dozen economists agree that the “growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy.”
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Isaiah J. Poole
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