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Walmart news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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?
September 4, 2015
Walmart Says Its Reforming Its Brutal Scheduling System, but Workers Tell a Different Story
Hour cuts and schedule rollbacks are coming to a Walmart near you.
August 14, 2015
The Many Ways You Can Be Screwed Out of Unemployment Benefits
If you have a bad job to begin with, chances are you’re going to get bad unemployment relief.
July 6, 2015
This Airline’s Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted
Would you want to travel with a company whose scheduling system is leading to fatigue and burnout for the people flying your plane?
April 16, 2015
Yesterday’s #FightFor15 Protests Were Big—and the Movement Is Only Growing
Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.