Author: Hilary Woodward

Verizon has long been out of touch with the needs of the people who make the telecommunications giant so insanely profitable. More than 39,000 men and women who work for the company are on strike right now because Verizon refuses to negotiate a contract that respects them and their families.… Read More»

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In Josh Eidelson’s latest Salon story, which highlights Target’s glossy new unionbusting video, we find out that there’s a reason Target and other employers invest in these kinds of tactics: they work. Big time. In 2011, employees at Target’s Valley Stream store on Long Island voted against forming a union… Read More»

A successful large retailer that respects its employees? Who knew?

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A new report shows the real cost of Walmart's low wages: a single 300-employee Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin may cost taxpayers anywhere from $904,542 to nearly $1.75 million per year, or about $5,815 per employee. While taxpayers foot the bill for subsidized housing assistance, the food-stamp program, child-care subsidies, energy assistance, and reduced school meals for Walmart's low-paid workers, Walmart profits. Learn more here:

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So far, the Department of Education is still doing business with the student loan giant Sallie Mae, even though Sallie Mae is in violation of its contract. And we're not the only ones demanding answers... Read more:

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