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What motivated director Robert Greenwald to spend a year on a
documentary detailing Wal-Mart's impact on American life, culture and
commerce?

A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare
and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's
getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be
a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune
lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of
providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and
costly) to the nation.

For once, Wal-Mart is acting like a hero, with speedy
delivery of water and supplies to Hurricane Katrina victims. If it
could only act that way every day.

Sounds like an episode of The Simpsons, but this
is for real: The retail giant wants even more of your money.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

Last year, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein organized an academic
conference on Wal-Mart at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Experts held forth on the Wal-Mart phenomenon, and

Wal-Mart is no real friend of civil rights.

Talk about surprising developments, Wal-Mart has done something good.

Despite its efforts to silence whistleblowers, Wal-Mart remains under fire for abusing its workers.

Blogs

Is Obama’s preferred deal one that cuts benefits for millions of Americans while sparing corporate America?

December 12, 2012

A “right to work” law isn’t about economic development or “freedom.” It’s about increasing the power of corporations. 

December 12, 2012

It's a key argument made by CEOs pushing for a deal on the fiscal cliff, but it's wrong.

December 11, 2012

The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 

December 11, 2012

How will women dominate the economy if we’ve hit a plateau at the top?

December 11, 2012

This holiday season, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in calling on Publix to stop paying farmworkers sub-poverty wages. 

December 6, 2012

Walmart strikers took huge risks by walking off the job on Black Friday. 

December 5, 2012

Next month, expect the Walmart campaign to engage customers, attack retaliation and stage a major event on an undisclosed day.

November 29, 2012

The sacrifice preached by these CEOs in the fiscal cliff debate is most certainly one-sided.

November 28, 2012

Walmart's bottom-line business model has made the Walton family billions, while pushing employees onto public assistance.

November 26, 2012