Tag: OUR Walmart

Walmart Associates Propose Reforms at Shareholder Meeting, Call for $15 and Full-Time

June 10, 2015

Following two weeks of protests in cities across the country, leaders of the group OUR Walmart descended on Arkansas last Friday for the company’s annual shareholder meeting. In addition to reiterating their call for $15 an hour and access to full-time hours for all associates, worker shareholders proposed a handful… Read More»

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After Closing Stores, Walmart’s “Plumbing Problems” Excuse Doesn’t Hold Water

April 16, 2015

UPDATE (4/20/2015): Today, members of OUR Walmart have filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an injunction to require Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees laid off last week. The group has also launched a petition to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, calling on him to transfer all laid… Read More»

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Target’s Wage Increase Proves Walmart Sets Standards for the Entire Retail Industry

March 20, 2015

This week, news reports revealed that Target, the second largest U.S. retailer, will raise its starting minimum wage for all of its employees to $9 an hour next month. This news comes on the heels of Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and The Gap announcing wage raises across their stores. Make… Read More»

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Walmart Succumbs to Pressure, Announces Plans to Raise Wages

February 19, 2015

After facing years of ongoing strikes and protests from its own employees, Walmart announced plans today to give raises to nearly 500,000 of the company’s 1.3 million U.S. employees. In a letter to Walmart associates, CEO Doug McMillon outlined a series of “comprehensive changes” to the company’s “hiring, training, compensation,… Read More»

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Victory! Judge Says Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

December 10, 2014

In a highly anticipated announcement, a federal judge issued its decision against Walmart yesterday for taking illegal action against employees who participated in strikes at two California stores. An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the company to stop making unlawful threats against members of… Read More»

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Walmart Avoids Paying $1 Billion in Taxes Every Year

November 20, 2014

Walmart, America’s largest corporation, dodges an average of $1 billion in U.S. taxes every year through loopholes and is scheming to avoid billions more, according to a new report published today by Americans for Tax Fairness. The profitable mega retailer is well-known for its aggressive efforts to cut costs and maximize… Read More»

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Victory! Retail Workers Bill of Rights Unanimously Passes First Vote in San Francisco

November 19, 2014

Today, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the Retail Workers Bill of Rights, a potentially precedent-setting package of legislation to address abusive scheduling practices at corporate retailers. The legislation is expected to pass a second vote by the board and be signed into law by the mayor in the… Read More»

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How Walmart Circumvents Federal Law to Fund Political Candidates

September 22, 2014

Walmart is illegally incentivizing employees to contribute to the company’s political action committee (PAC) to fund candidates for public office, according to a new complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The complaint, filed by Common Cause, Public Citizen and Walmart employees Cynthia Murray and Evelin Cruz, alleges… Read More»

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Walmart Pays Less in Taxes by Paying Executives More

June 4, 2014

Walmart, the world’s wealthiest corporation, has avoided an estimated $104 million in U.S. taxes by granting extravagant “performance pay” bonuses to top executives, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies. The company utilizes a loophole that allows companies such as Walmart… Read More»

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