Archive for the 'OURWalmart' Category

WORKING FOR STARVATION WAGES…

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

One of the strongest weapons in the protest arsenal is the hunger strike. Gandhi used the tactic several times to great effect. British suffragettes attempted to starve themselves in their quest for the vote, but brutal force feeding thwarted their efforts. Irish freedom fighters, lead by Bobby Sands, did starve themselves to death protesting England’s […]

HAS WALMART BEATEN THE UNIONS…?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Well, not all the unions–The United Food and Commercial Workers vows that the work continues–but the news from the Washington Post today that the Service Employees International Union has slashed the unionize-Walmart war chest by 50 percent certainly had the Walton family doing the happy dance. On Wednesday, thousands of low-wage workers walked off their […]

DID OURWALMART SCORE A VICTORY…?

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Did OURWalmart bring the Bentonvile Behemoth around to raising employee wages? No. While the union organization certainly played a role, I think other factors, out of the control of the group, played much larger roles. That is not to diminish the good work the group continues to do, but I don’t think this is a […]

RELEVANT TO THE COMPANY’S BUSINESS…?

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation, told students at the University of Arkansas that the role of big business is to serve society by using its own strengths and working with other companies to improve the worldwide community. McLaughlin was recruited by Wal-Mart in October 2013 from McKinsey & Company where she spent 20 […]

THE OTHER NEUTRALITY

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

One of the reasons I became disillusioned with President Barack Hussein Obama was that his campaign promise to push The Employee Free Choice Act, commonly known as Card Check, forward vaporized. I haven’t heard a peep about Card Check in eight years. Now, in the wake of Walmart’s wage-hike announcement, I came across Card Check […]

ALL HAIL YOB-SHABBOTH…!

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Low wages, no benefits, irregular schedules, and unreliable hours are just some of the horrible working conditions most Walmart workers have to endure. Yet when I asked some of the workers what they consider the worst part about working for the corporation, they didn’t mention any of these wretched labor practices. Instead, they all gave […]

HOW DID WORKERS DO ON BLACK FRIDAY…?

Monday, January 5th, 2015

For the third year in a row, workers at Walmart engaged in the unthinkable: they took part in nationwide strikes on the company’s busiest day of the year. In the run-up to the most recent strikes, Macro Insider asked what have the strikes accomplished? Friday’s actions aren’t going to leave its shops empty or its […]

WE WILL KNOW EACH OTHER…

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WHAT’CHA GOIN’ DO DOUGIE…?

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.Walmart,Wal-Mart

DOES ALICE EVEN LIVE THERE ANYMORE…?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Montressia Williams’ Walmart co-workers think she is on vacation, but her trip to New York is anything but. The trip, paid for by labour organisers, is a part of the national protests to demand better wages, schedules and treatment for low-wage workers at retailers like Walmart and McDonald’s. Thursday’s protests, which started with a march […]

UNIFORMS OR DRESS CODES: NO DIFFERENCE…

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Imagine this: you work at Walmart, where you make $800 a month. Then the company asks you to spend $50 to buy clothes that meet its dress code. That’s what happened this month. Walmart workers, who are already struggling to make ends meet, and who often rely on food stamps to get by, have to […]

NLRB TO PROSECUTE WALMART…

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

From OURWalmart: The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel is issuing a decision today to prosecute Walmart for its widespread violations of its workers’ rights. The decision will provide additional protection for Walmart’s 1.3 million employees when they are speaking out for better jobs at the country’s largest employer. The Board will prosecute Walmart’s illegal […]