Post Tagged with: "Wal-Mart"

Calif. on Verge of Enacting Paid Sick Leave and Pro-Temp Worker Laws

SACRAMENTO –California is on the verge of enacting a state-wide paid sick leave law and a second law that extends worker rights and protections to millions of temps and subcontracted workers, a top womens’ rights group and the state labor federation report. The state legislature cleared both measures in August and sent them to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who is […]

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Low-Income Working Women Raise Pay Issue at White House

WASHINGTON –Carmella Salinas believes in kids – in her own and in teaching other peoples’ kids, too. But she doesn’t get paid enough for it.

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‘Wal-Mart Moms’ Descend on Retailer’s Annual Meeting, Following Walkouts

Fed up with low wages, part-time hours, lousy benefits and lack of respect on the job, hundreds of “Wal-Mart Moms” descended on the monster retailer’s annual meeting June 5 in Bentonville, Ark. That came after a day of Wal-Mart worker walkouts from stores nationwide. Another protest, led by the AFL-CIO, was in D.C., on June 6.

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‘Wal-Mart Moms’ Challenge Wal-Mart Chairman

BENTONVILLE, Ark. –Opening a new front in their long campaign to improve Wal-Mart, the “Wal-Mart moms,” members of the employee group Our Wal-Mart, are taking on the company’s chairman and namesake, Rob Walton. And their demands, including a shareholder resolution by the Teamsters calling for an independent chairman at the monster retailer, have enthusiastic backing of the nation’s unions. The […]

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Union Leaders Hit Obama Praise of Wal-Mart

SAN JOSE –Barack Obama’s praising Wal-Mart again, and union leaders Maria Elena Durazo and Joe Hansen don’t like that one bit. The Democratic president traveled on May 9 to a Wal-Mart in San Jose, Calif., to laud the firm for committing to solar energy technology to power hundreds of its stores and for being a leader in that movement.  That […]

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Workers At Warehouse Used For Wal-Mart Goods Share $4.68M in Class Action Settlement

Some 568 workers who toiled in a Mira Loma, Calif., warehouse for Schneider Logistics, a subcontractor that handles Wal-Mart’s goods, will share in a $4.68 million class action settlement of their claims for unpaid wages for meal times, break times and denied overtime, a federal judge ruled on Dec. 4.

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A ‘FLASH MOB’ OF DEMONSTRATORS enters a Wal-Mart store in the Twin Cities suburbs to dramatize the anti-worker retail monster’s always-low pay and always-bad benefits.  Shoppers cheered, and management gave the demonstrators a bum’s rush.  Photo by Joey Getty for Workday Minnesota via PAI Photo Service.

‘Flash Mob’ Group Calls for Fair Wages at Wal-Mart

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. —Wal-Mart shoppers in the Twin Cities suburb of Brooklyn Center were surprised on Dec. 14 when about a dozen Our Walmart organizers and supporters descended on the checkout lanes in a flash mob to bring attention to low wages and poor working conditions.  The response?  Widespread glee and support from customers – and a bum’s rush from […]

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DC Unions to City Council: Workers Will Remember Pro-Wal-Mart Votes

DC Unions to City Council: Workers Will Remember Pro-Wal-Mart Votes

WASHINGTON—The leader of Washington, D.C.’s Central Labor Council says union members and workers citywide will remember which city council members voted for Wal-Mart in upholding Mayor Vincent Gray’s veto of legislation requiring a $12.50 minimum wage for workers at non-union big box retailers in the Nation’s Capital. The council initially passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, 8-5.  Passage led Wal-Mart, […]

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Lawsuit Gives Workers At Wal-Mart Calif. Warehouse Big Win: 60% Raises

A victory in federal court against the owners of a Riverside, Calif., warehouse complex that is a main storehouse/shipment point for Wal-Mart has given the warehouse workers a big win: A 60% raise.

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