Archive for April, 2015

WALMART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

How do you really feel about Walmart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings—pro and con—about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WALMART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

How do you really feel about Walmart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings—pro and con—about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT…?!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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DAVE IS LEAVING, BUT THE TRADITION GOES ON…

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Doug McMillon is using carrots over sticks to convince that unionizing is not in their best interest, and my family experience with non-union companies is evidence that such a strategy can work, but Walmart may be in too deep a hole. The Daily Dot helps to dig the hole a little deeper. Walmart and unions […]

HAS WALMART BITTEN OFF TO MUCH TO CHEW…?

Friday, April 17th, 2015

People can live without cheap plastic crap from China, but they still need to eat. This may have been the realization that lead Walmart to create the Super Center, a larger version of the traditional store that sells both cheap plastic crap from China and food. Trying to be all things to all people however, […]

CONVINCE ME THAT THIS ISN’T BULL SHIT…

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Given Walmart’s response to previous attempts to unionize stores, this makes the most sense of all the theories I’m reading so far: [Venanzi Luna was one of 530 employees told Monday that the store is closing for six months] says that as a member with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart, a group funded […]

FIFTEEN IS NOT A MAGIC NUMBER…

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Reaching the horizon is an impossible task because there is always another horizon visible from each ridge. Chasing after a new minimum wage, regardless of the amount, makes sense in the very short run, but we need to be looking beyond, way far beyond, and single dollar amount. Workers can be motivated by specific raises, […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

How do you really feel about Walmart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings—pro and con—about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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 […]

TRINITY LOSES TO WALMART IN COURT…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I admire the members of Trinity Wall Street church for the picking their battle with Walmart. These Quixotesque battles are long shots from the beginning–much like The Writing On The Wal–but to slink away and do nothing simply is unacceptable. Especially when selling assault rifles is the issue. A U.S. appeals court ruled that Wal-Mart […]

CAUTION: ECONOMICS STUDENTS AT WORK

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Meet a few of the 12th-grade economics students at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in Toronto and their blog: Caution: Economics Students At Work. Wal-Mart: Hero or Villain? Prompt #2 Wal-Mart Wal-Mart and Its Role in the Market The Wal-Mart Effect Americans living under the country named Wal-Mart. The students are torn between the good […]

WALMART CAN EASILY AFFORD $15 PER HOUR…

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Walmart’s boost to salaries may cut your (and my) tax bills, but we will still be on the hook for billions in corporate welfare subsidies to workers who must rely on public assistance for food, housing and health care to hold their families together. Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, has this […]

WALMART WEDNESDAY: OPEN THREAD…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

How do you really feel about Walmart? Here’s your chance to express your true feelings—pro and con—about the world’s largest retailer. Write whatever you like in the comments section and engage your fellow readers in the conversation. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WALMART, THE GOOD AND THE BAD, DISCUSS

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Kipp Pietrantonio earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of North Dakota and now works for the Counseling and Consultation Service of Ohio State University (I refuse, as a proud Bobcat, to add a pretentious article to the school’s name). Pietrantonio’s buddy Keith Mcintosh holds a master’s in sociology. Together the make a stab […]

FIGHT HUNGER, SPARK CHANGE, AT WALMART…

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The best way for Walmart to fight hunger is to ensure that the people who work there have sufficient money at the end of the week—either by further raising wages or increasing hours—to put food on the table. Internally, Walmart prefers to ask workers to help workers instead of taking the lead. The Bentonvile Behemoth […]