Archive for the 'Wake Up Wal Mart' Category


Friday, April 16th, 2010

I really do wish we could past the commercials on both sides of the Walmart discussion, but I know they have their place. If one of these videos encourages a Walmart shopper to look deeper, to read and to enter the conversation, then all our communities benefit. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

Bathroom breaks.

Monday, March 15th, 2010

When nice things happen to nice people.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

I think Wake-Up Walmart has moved entirely to Facebook now, because I got this there first too: UGA historian Bethany Moreton has won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for her HUP book To Serve God and Wal-Mart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise…The award is given each year by the Organization of American Historians for […]

Arthur Miller must be rolling over in his grave.

Monday, March 8th, 2010

This article (which I got through the Wake-Up Wal-Mart Facebook page) deserves much more attention. Why don’t you go read it now, and I’ll try composing one of my patented outraged posts as soon as I have time.

Homework assignment for Wake-Up Wal-Mart.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Find out how much money got in tax abatements for building these 10 Sam’s Clubs and how many jobs they promised the communities where they are located.

“Buffy the Wal-Mart Slayer”

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I met Buffy Wicks a few years ago when Wake-Up Wal-Mart did their “On the Road” thing. Nice woman. Looks like some wingnut is trying to make her famous: What the Obama Administration’s Buffy Wicks did with Wakeup, and it continues to do with an apparent partnership with ACORN, is to engage in a “corporate […]


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I’ll be spending my Labor Day weekend with my family in Marietta, Ohio, and I expect part of the time will be at the Washington County Fair. Like most American holidays, Labor Day has become yet another vacation day to burn meat on charcoal fires. Unions would like us to take a few minutes to […]

It was inefficient from the beginning.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

I actually knew this was coming: Two union-backed groups that have spent years criticizing Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s wages and benefits say they’re going to merge. Wal-Mart Watch, backed by the Service Employees International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union’s announced Friday they’ll combine efforts to pressure the world’s largest retailer. The new […]

About those bonuses…

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

My brain is on Spring Break already (whether this means I’ll write more or no posts next week I have yet to determine), so I’m outsourcing this analysis to Wake-Up Wal-Mart: Today, Walmart announced that they would pay around $2 billion to their hourly workers through direct bonuses, merchandise discounts, contributions to 401(k) retirement plans […]

Walmart and the living wage.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Via Wake-Up Wal-Mart:

“[T]he middle class pays the price.”

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

“America can’t afford it any longer.”

Monday, November 24th, 2008

It’s a good thing that we accept anonymous comments.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

From Wake-Up Walmart: Here at Wake Up Wal-Mart, we talk to a lot of workers. Both through e-mail and on the phone, Wal-Mart employees get in touch with us because they’re being mistreated, they’ve been unjustly fired, or just because they think Wal-Mart is doing something wrong. Recently we’ve been hearing from quite a few […]

Wal-Mart apologist reportedly joins the Obama team.

Monday, June 9th, 2008

So says Wal-Mart Watch. While this news bothers me no end, this might also be a good time to remember that Senator Obama has previously said this about the subject of this blog: “You gotta pay your workers enough that they can actually not only shop at Wal-Mart, but ultimately send their kids to college […]

“Straight to China.”

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Wal-Mart’s response doesn’t really address the pointg, does it?