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6 Ways Walmart's Response to The New York Times Is Dishonest or Misleading

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A New York Times op-ed by Timothy Egan criticizing Walmart drew a response from the corporate giant that Ari Rabin-Havt at Slate called "juvenile." That's a nice way to say that the self-serving response is either wildly misleading or just plain dishonest in defending the country's largest employer against charges that it underpays its workers and harms the economy.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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What Working Women Need: Fair Wages, Consistent Scheduling, Affordable Child Care, Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

What Working Women Need: Fair Wages, Consistent Scheduling, Affordable Child Care, Accommodations for Pregnant Workers

Bene't Holmes is a 25-year-old single mother who works at Walmart in Chicago and struggles to survive on low wages. In February, she suffered a miscarriage while at work, after a manager denied her request for job duties that were less physically demanding. She asked for a leave of absence after the miscarriage to recover and was denied that request as well and was subsequently discipined for time she took off. Bene’t realized she needed a voice on the job and took action with the OUR Walmart campaign. Along with her fellow Walmart associates who are speaking up for respect and rights on the job, they are winning. Read more on Bene't's story

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working family’s news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Think About Moms Next Time You Shop at Walmart

During the annual Walmart shareholders meeting last week, moms who work at the retail giant walked off the job across the country. Joined by co-workers and allies, they have been calling for respect and decent wages—at least $25,000 a year—and demanding an end to retaliation against employees who speak out for better working conditions. Some Walmart associates even took their message to Walmart chairman and heir Rob Walton personally, and to the annual Walmart shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Ark.

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Pharrell

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In our new regular feature, we'll be taking a look at the villains who are doing their best to prevent the United States from raising wages for all or some Americans. We're going to try to take a look at more than just the usual suspects in these posts, and we'll probably stay away from government officials to give you a look at other key players who are part of the problem.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Monday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Walmart Moms: ‘Their Fight Is Our Fight’

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This an open letter from AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler to the nation's working women.  

In a show of national unity, Walmart moms are walking off the job in stores throughout the country this week. After years of trying to support themselves and their families on wages that are too low, with schedules that rob them of full-time benefits and an employer who fires co-workers who audaciously ask for more pay, they have had enough.

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