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Walmart news and analysis from The Nation
February 22, 2017
The Towering Legacy of Ed Garvey
The former NFL Players’ Union Leader and Progressive hall-of-famer passed away this week at the age of 76.
December 9, 2016
Just One Example of How Difficult It Is to Make Labor Law Better for Workers
The Obama administration’s new rules surrounding overtime pay were realistic and sensible. Why did a Texas judge block them?
December 8, 2016
What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?
When local stores close up shop, workers lose out.
June 8, 2016
The Fight Against Walmart’s Labor Practices Goes Global
Store workers in China are now pushing for the same labor protections US workers have been demanding for years.
June 6, 2016
This Is What Goes Into Your Cheap T-Shirt
Overwork, abuse, and economic destabilization are bound to dog the international garment-supply chain unless retail giants take labor rights seriously.
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April 18, 2016
Hillary Was Nowhere to Be Seen in the Fight for 15—I Should Know
Hillary’s “support” is welcome, and a sign that our movement has come far, but let’s be clear: She hasn’t always supported a $15 minimum wage.
January 25, 2016
The Work-Life Balance Goes to Court
Workers like those involved in two new lawsuits against Walmart shouldn’t have to choose between satisfying supervisors and caring for their families.
December 21, 2015
‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’
Bangladeshi garment workers are still struggling to win the safe and humane workplaces they deserve.
November 25, 2015
The Other Side of Black Friday Price Tags
Throughout the Global South, underpaid workers face wage theft and injury to meet Western consumers' demands.
October 23, 2015
Walmart’s Wage Increase Is Hurting Its Stock Price—and That’s OK
The stock market doesn’t take long-term economic growth into account very well, so why do we look to it to see if higher wages are succeeding?