Monthly Archives: September 2014

Corinthian owns Everest campuses around the country. Photo by Daniel Penfield/Wikimedia Commons.

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it is suing Corinthian Colleges for illegal predatory lending and debt collection practices and is calling for all private student loans they issued to be forgiven. While this is a huge step forward in protecting student debtors holding private student loans,… Read More»

Ordinary, middle-income Americans give away 6 percent of their income to charity. Some billionaires give away over 25 percent of their net worth to charity. The chair of Walmart on the other hand… Learn more about the Walton’s phony philanthropy.

That’s 14.5 percent of all households in the United States. Learn more:

Learn more about Walmart’s potentially illegal scheme to fund its corporate PAC.

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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»

For years, Denver SuperShuttle drivers have been fighting for dignity and respect and an end to corporate abuse. Now, with the support of the Denver metro area community, they are getting closer to victory. Despite the airport van service’s growth and profits, SuperShuttle drivers face harsh working conditions and unjust… Read More»

Photo via Flickr user cambodia4kidsorg

Since January, workers in garment factories in Cambodia making clothes for companies like Walmart and H&M have been calling for fair wages, asking their employers for a base wage of $177 per month. Workers have also been asking the companies to commit to ongoing negotiations with garment workers’ unions and… Read More»

This makes East Orange the fourth city in New Jersey to guarantee paid sick leave. Who’s next?

Hint: It rhymes with “wall art.”