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Walmart Strikers March on 'Home Office'

Walmart Strikers March on 'Home Office'

Striking Walmart workers today are taking their call for Walmart to end its retaliation against and bullying of workers who speak out to the company’s “Home Office” in Bentonville, Ark. The action follows Wednesday’s strikes in more than 20 cities across the nation and precedes Friday’s annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Ark.

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Walmart Strikers Take Fight to Walton’s Estate

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Walmart strikers took their message that Walmart must stop retaliation against and bullying of workers who speak out straight to Walmart Chairman Rob Walton's estate in Arizona earlier this week. . Check out these photos and click here for more.

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Support Walmart Strikers and Their Fight

Support Walmart Strikers and Their Fight

This is a big week for Walmart workers who are on strike in 20 cities, led by the Walmart moms. But when low-wage workers go on strike, they miss out on valuable pay. Moms are taking an especially big risk by going on strike. They know this all too well, as they're striking to protest the retaliation, punishment and bullying of their co-workers who speak out. 

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AFL-CIO Endorses Postal Workers' Boycott of Staples

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The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Postal Workers’ (APWU's) boycott of the office supply giant Staples over the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS's) privatization of retail operations by contracting mail services to Staples, with “postal counters” staffed with low-wage, high-turnover Staples employees rather than postal employees. 

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Rob Walton

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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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Why We Should All Support the Moms on Strike Against Walmart

Hundreds of Walmart Moms are going on strike this week in dozens of cities across the country to protest Walmart’s terrible treatment of working women. Their courage is admirable. It’s not easy to take on Walmart, especially because the company has a history of illegally retaliating against its workers.

 

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On Thursday, Let's Talk About Taxpayers Subsidizing Walmart

On Thursday, Let's Talk About Taxpayers Subsidizing Walmart

As part of the ongoing Upworthy series, Workonomics, there will be an UpChat this Thursday to discuss how Walmart's low wages mean that taxpayers end up subsidizing those workers to the tune of $6,000 per employee each year. Wages and benefits are so low for the country's largest employer that many of the company's workers are forced to take part in Medicaid, housing assistance, child care subsidies, food stamps and other government lifelines. Meanwhile, the Walton family, who owns the company, has more wealth than the bottom 40% of the country combined.

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McDonald's Workers Show Us What Democracy Looks Like

The latest video in the Upworthy Workonomics series takes a look at recent actions aimed at getting McDonald's to pay its workers a living wage. Strikers attended the corporation's shareholders meeting and were arrested for not sitting idly by while their labor was exploited for McProfits. The video (above) was produced by the Low Pay Is Not OK campaign. 

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Are You Trapped in the Walmart Economy?

Workers at Walmart are mounting a new initiative not only to get their stories of how Walmart’s low wages, disrespect and intimidation are trapping them in a Walmart economy, but how millions of other workers and their families are caught in that same economy.

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Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Hilton DoubleTree Suites at Harvard

Low-Wage Villain of the Week: Hilton DoubleTree Suites at Harvard

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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