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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
This would explain this.
Sorry, Wal-Mart Watch!:
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just ordered mine. Did you order yours yet?
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.