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Shooting fallout prompts corporate response

Dec 18, 2012
The Newtown shooting has prompted an unusual and swift response from corporate America, from divesting in gun makers to suspending gun sales.
Posted In: guns, gun control, Walmart, Newtown

The Fresh & Easy grocery experiment may be over

Dec 5, 2012
Tesco, the U.K. retailer, started opening up a new kind of grocery store in the U.S. five years ago. More than a convenience store, almost a supermarket, Fresh & Easy hasn't found its place in shoppers' habits.
Posted In: Fresh & Easy, Tesco, Walmart

UPDATE: Walmart added as defendant to warehouse workers lawsuit

Nov 30, 2012
Lawyers say Walmart can be held accountable for working conditions, despite contracting out operations and staffing.
Posted In: Walmart, labor, warehouse

Warehouse 'permatemps' push Walmart accountability

Nov 28, 2012
Protests put Walmart in the public eye, and legal strategy targets Walmart as industry giant.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, permatemp, subcontracting, warshouse

U.S. retailers see fallout from Bangladesh factory fire

Nov 28, 2012
A growing number of U.S. companies -- including Wal-mart, Sears, Disney, Dickies, and hip-hop star Sean Comb's clothing line -- have been linked to the deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Retail, Walmart, clothing

Walmart warehouse temps add flexibility -- and save money?

Nov 27, 2012
Walmart's flexible supply chain depends on low-wage "permatemp" workers.
Posted In: Walmart, low-wage, warehouse, permatemp, union, labor, supply chain

Workers protest pay, conditions at Walmart warehouses

Nov 26, 2012
Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, low-wage work, union, permatemp, contractors

Amid shopping, Wal-Mart protesters question wages

Nov 23, 2012
Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Posted In: Walmart, strike

New Black Friday tradition: Workers picket Walmart

Nov 22, 2012
Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, protests

Skechers warehouse showcases state-of-the-art technology

Nov 21, 2012
Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers
Posted In: skechers, Walmart, low-wage workers, warehouse

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