Walmart Watch: Occupy Reunion, Bangladesh Fire, and Spreading Retail Chaos

ACORN International International Labor Organizing Protests WalMart

New Orleans   The protests of Black Friday may be over but that’s about all that’s over on either Black Friday or the woeful Walmart watch. Occupy’s Role in Protests One interesting side note of the protests is the critical, though largely unrecognized, role of the remnants of last year’s Occupy Wall Street movement and its …

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Walmart Shots across the Bow at Union

Labor Organizing

New Orleans   In the past we’ve tried to suggest that Walmart’s reaction to UFCW’s current organizational efforts are serious and in some cases shrewd, particularly when they pressured their subcontractors at their distribution centers to reinstate workers to avoid obvious unfair labor practice charges in recent months.  Coming on the heels of huge publicity for their …

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