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Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing

Walmart Contractor Pays $4.7M Overtime Wage Settlement, Avoids Admitting Wrongdoing
Schneider Logistics, a contractor which runs a Walmart distribution center in Mira Loma, California, agreed to pay $4.7 million to as many as 568 workers as part of a settlement stemming from a case in the federal court system. The company was accused of systematically cheating workers out of overtime hours as well as illegally deducting wages from their paychecks.
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Wave of Black Friday Strikes Kicks Off as Walmart CEO Steps Down

Wave of Black Friday Strikes Kicks Off as Walmart CEO Steps Down
Protest organizers estimate that employees will boycott over 1,500 locations on Friday, disrupting what many call the 'largest shopping day of the year' to bring awareness to the company's culture of low pay and intimidation.
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Always Low Prices, Lower Standards: Walmart Holding Food Drive for Its Own 'In Need' Employees

Always Low Prices, Lower Standards: Walmart Holding Food Drive for Its Own 'In Need' Employees
Just in time for the holidays: a heart-warming story of individual generosity and corporate greed. A Walmart in Ohio is collecting food for Thanksgiving for their own employees, whom they clearly do not pay enough.
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What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford

What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford
Walmart just reported shrinking sales for a third straight quarter. What’s going on? Explained William S. Simon, the CEO of Walmart, referring to the company’s customers, “their income is going down while food costs are not. Gas and energy prices, while they’re abating, I think they’re still eating up a big piece of the customer’s budget.”
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Corporate AmErrorCa: Walmart Employee Fired for Defending Abused Woman in Parking Lot

Corporate AmErrorCa: Walmart Employee Fired for Defending Abused Woman in Parking Lot
At a Walmart store in Michigan, a 30-year-old employee Kristopher Oswald was sitting in his car during a break on the overnight shift when he saw a man strike a woman in the parking lot. Oswald got out of his car and asked the woman if she was OK, at which point the violence escalated. He tackled the assailant and with the help of other onlookers kept him from getting away until police arrived. His reward for the valiant effort? He was fired by Walmart for breaking corporate policy.
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Chaz Bolte
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Bangladeshi Factory Workers 'Peacefully' Kidnap Boss, Get Back Pay They Were Promised

Bangladeshi Factory Workers 'Peacefully' Kidnap Boss, Get Back Pay They Were Promised
Bangladesh's garment factories have been in the news as saddening examples of globalism's worst throughout 2013, but a story from one Bangladesh factory is finally yielding some feel-good news — even if it took a kidnapping. Reuters is reporting that workers at a garment factory released their boss after holding him for 18 hours in his office and their promised bonuses were finally paid.
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Brandon Perkins
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Workers Walk of the Job in 15 Cities After Walmart Fails to Meet Worker Demands

Workers Walk of the Job in 15 Cities After Walmart Fails to Meet Worker Demands
Walmart workers across the country are protesting nationwide on Thursday with actions at big box locations in at least 15 cities. The protest is the largest since Walmart employees walked off the job on Black Friday last year in a national effort to draw attention to the abysmal working conditions at the nation's largest retail employer.
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The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?

The American Recovery: Would You Like Fries with Those Job Numbers?
The economy added 190,000 jobs in June. According to Think Progress, many of these jobs are in the low wage service sector, aka McDonalds and Wal-Mart. Do the job numbers create a better American life when they don't even come with a decent livable wage?
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Fee'd Me: NY AG to Investigate Use of 'Payroll Cards' that Depress Already Low Take-Home Pay

Fee'd Me: NY AG to Investigate Use of 'Payroll Cards' that Depress Already Low Take-Home Pay
Some of the companies being probed say they provide this service as an option for workers without a bank account. But recent complaints filed with the NY AG's office indicate that workers fear retaliation if they opt out.
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Chaz Bolte
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Walmart's Model to Milk Millions from CA Taxpayers

Walmart's Model to Milk Millions from CA Taxpayers
Walmart’s expansion strategy for Los Angeles and other urban areas has been to avoid public oversight by choosing real estate that doesn’t require public review — and, where possible, to secure public subsidies, often with little public scrutiny. Once Walmart employees start to receive public assistance to the tune of $5,815 per employee, will the superstores really be worth it to their communities?
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