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Shame on Verizon: Winners and Losers of the Week

Powerful photograph taken by Michael DiGiglio, member of CWA Local 1123.

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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NLRB Judge Rules Walmart Wrongly Fired Strikers

Image courtesy Walmart on Flickr

An administrative law judge at the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Walmart retaliated against workers for participating in strikes. Walmart claimed that the workers' actions were not protected under the National Labor Relations Act and that it was legitimate to fire the employees for violating the company's attendance policy. Judge Geoffrey Carter ruled against Walmart.

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This Labor Day, I Stand in Solidarity with the 'Rednecks' on Strike in Texas

A man on strike shows his redneck pride in Amarillo, Texas.

As a good-ole country boy from the hills of Arkansas, I’ve been called a redneck a time or two in my life.

I’m sure those who chose to refer to me as a redneck didn’t do so as a compliment. But I have to say, that I am proud to be a redneck. And, if you were up on your labor history, you might be, too.

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USW Oil Workers Strike After Shell Leaves Talks

Some 3,800 members of the United Steelworkers (USW) are on strike at nine refineries operated by Shell, Marathon, Tesoro and LyondellBasell after Shell, the lead company in the National Oil Bargaining talks, “refused to provide us with a counteroffer and left the bargaining table,” says USW President Leo W. Gerard.

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Montgomery County, Md., Trash Company Hires Untrained Temps During Strike

As striking trash haulers in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland head into the second week of their strike for fair wages and benefits, their employer, Unity Disposal, appears to have resorted to sending out temporary replacement workers as “helpers” without required safety equipment and perhaps without required safety training as well. Helpers are the workers who ride on the vehicles and heave garbage and recycling into the back of the trucks.

Support the striking trash haulers by calling Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett at 240-205-7176. 

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Take Action Today--Stand With Walmart Workers!

Take Action Today--Stand With Walmart Workers!

Today is Black Friday, and Walmart workers and their supporters across the country are calling on the mega-retailer to put an end to retaliation against workers who speak out for better pay and working conditions. There are several ways you can show your solidarity today and help Walmart workers get their fair share of the billions in profits the Walton family earns every year from the hard work of their employees.

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Walmart Workers to Strike as New Report Calls Company 'America's Largest Poverty Incubator'

In advance of Black Friday protests the day after Thanksgiving, Walmart workers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, participated in a one-day strike calling on the retail giant to increase wages. Meanwhile, a new report, “Walmart's Hunger Games: How America's Largest Employer and Richest Family Worsen the Hunger Crisis,” called Walmart the poster child for food insecurity in America.

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What Happens When a Job Won't Lift You Out of Poverty?

Photo by Cathy Sherwin

We're seeing it happen all over the country. Walmart associates are speaking out against erratic hours and low wages, fast-food workers are striking for a living wage, and in states and cities all over the United States, workers are taking action to raise the minimum wage. 

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Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Today, workers from Walmart stores across the country joined with allies to call upon the company with $17 billion in annual profits to pay its full-time workers a minimum of $25,000 a year and for the company to stop punishing workers who stand up for their rights.  Rallies were held at more than 1,500 Walmart locations.  Working families in nine major cities planned civil disobedience as part of the protests, and arrests were made in numerous cities, including Alexandria, Va.,  Dallas, Tex.,  California, and Illinois.  Learn more about the action and why its important to stand with Walmart workers at BlackFridayProtests.org.

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Black Friday Protests: Walmart Workers All Over the U.S. Stand Up for Respect on the Job

We're ready, are you?

A living wage is not too much to ask of a company that rakes in $17 billion a year. Today, thousands of Walmart associates and working families are rallying in cities all over the country on Black Friday to ask the nation's largest employer to pay a living wage and treat its employees with respect. 

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