Tag: Walmart

Superstore Season Two: We’re on Strike

September 23, 2016

Spoiler Alert: The following post discusses the plot of Superstore season two, episode one. When season one of NBC’s Superstore ended, we were left wondering what would happen to the Cloud 9 store employees’ nascent strike (ICYMI, our recap is here). After corporate directors fire the store’s bumbling, but benevolent… Read More»

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How Work Is Changing: An Issue Brief

December 10, 2015

The Changing Nature of Work: An Issue Brief on Contingent, Fissured and On-Demand Employment By the Jobs With Justice Education Fund Businesses aren’t just changing the way work is done; they’re increasingly altering the very foundation of work. More women and men are finding themselves in contingent and fissured work… Read More»

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Fostering Relationships, Patience and Creativity to Address Racial Justice: An Interview with DC JWJ’s Nikki Lewis

August 6, 2015

This post is second in a series about the Jobs With Justice network and the broader labor movement fight for racial justice. You can find the first post here. DC Jobs With Justice has dedicated itself to finding the issues where racial and economic justice intersect, collaborating with local activists and… Read More»

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How Much Will Uber Spend to Get Its Way?

July 21, 2015

Most people associate Uber with cheap rides (unless prices are surging), occasional safety concerns, unethical monitoring of journalists, troubling data privacy protections and employee misclassification troubles. But Uber, which provides an on-demand driving service through a mobile app, has recently made waves in another field: lobbying. With 250 lobbyists and… Read More»

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New Guidance to Stop Companies from Misclassifying Employees

July 19, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced new employer guidelines to determine whether the individuals who work for them should be classified as employees or independent contractors. The Treasury Department estimates that companies are misclassifying millions of people every year, classifying them as independent contractors when the law says… Read More»

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Though It Dictates Demand, Walmart Ignores Workers in Its Supply Chain

June 12, 2015

Walmart is not only the world’s largest retailer and private employer; it’s also the overseer of one of the largest supply chains in the world. Walmart exerts enormous pressure on its suppliers and even has million-plus square foot warehouses just for its own products. Even though Walmart exerts an enormous… Read More»

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