Archive for the 'Wal Mart Watch' Category

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 WakeUpWalmart.com announced Friday they’ll combine efforts to pressure the world’s largest retailer. The new […]

About those bonuses…(Part 2).

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Everyone who got all bent out of shape last week when I posted Wake-Up Wal-Mart’s response to Walmart’s announcement of employee bonuses needs to read this. Keep two things in mind before you click though: 1. Wal-Mart Watch just doesn’t post any-old rant in their “Worker’s Speak Out” site. There are security questions first which […]

Well they are very nice glasses.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

From Wal-Mart Watch:

A question for my friends at Wal-Mart Watch…

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

How much money did these guys get from Bentonville? Update: Perhaps this deserves more than just a snarky comment. Assuming that Walmart actually saves you money (and longtime readers know I dispute that notion), Walmart shoppers would presumably save money on healthy food there as well. The idea of spending your Walmart savings on more […]

Even bigots have rights.

Monday, November 17th, 2008

This would explain this.

I was like totally caught up in the election and forgot to post this.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Sorry, Wal-Mart Watch!:

Walmart practices all kinds of discrimination.

Monday, October 27th, 2008

From Wal-Mart Watch:

The voice of the workers (Part 3).

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Back to “Wal-Mart Employees Speak Out” we go! Today’s topic is discrimination. While gender discrimination tends to get all the press because of the Dukes suit, Wal-Mart Watch has gathered all kinds of harrowing stories. First there’s age discrimination: To put it in a nutshell, Wal-Mart is systematically targeting anyone over 40 years of age […]

The voice of the workers (Part 2).

Monday, October 20th, 2008

It’s time to make a return journey to Wal-Mart Watch’s “Wal-Mart Employees Speak Out” site. Today’s topic is…..wait for it….scheduling. Now I’ve had a particular interest in this topic ever since I wrote a series of posts right after the evil computerized scheduling system debuted in early 2007. It’s interesting to see that things aren’t […]

The voice of the workers (Part 1).

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I mentioned yesterday that Wal-Mart Watch has a new web site: Wal-Mart Employees Speak Out. Its purpose, as the site explains it: As our nation’s largest employer and most financially successful company, Wal-Mart is a singular American institution. It occupies a unique position in our world by virtue of its size, reach and responsibility for […]

Bad faith.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Stupid Wal-Mart Watch. I start planning a blogging break after two posts today, and they go and pull me back in: Wal-Mart Canada announced Thursday that it was shutting the Gatineau outlet because a union contract, which came into force in August, didn’t fit with its business model. It is the second time Wal-Mart has […]

On killing two birds with one stone and changing the subject.

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

I’m spending the bulk of my weekend grading midterms. Nevertheless, following the advice of my old friend Brett to take a break whenever you start growling at your exams, I’ve been reading Wal-Mart Watch’s web site “The Walton Family’s Influence” in my spare time. Much of this is more Robert’s thing than mine, but they […]

Wal-Mart Watch writes my post for me.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I was thinking about writing something like this, but Wal-Mart Watch beat me to it: Remember Wal-Mart’s Check Out Blog? The one that the New York Times gushed over back in March? The rowdy band of nine fearless buyers Wal-Mart unleashed to conquer the blogosphere with unfiltered wit and opinion? The birth of Check Out […]

Luckily, red is a good color for me.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I just ordered mine. Did you order yours yet?

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I wasn’t sure how to explain the point of this great chart from Wal-Mart Watch. Now I can let the Village Voice do it for me.