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Workers strike as D.C. city council defies Walmart on wages

The actions reflect rising activism nationwide, as one-day strikes have hit not just fast food eateries and retailers, but Walmart and its oppressive unhealthy warehouses.

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Unions call Walmart’s Bangladesh safety pact “weak and worthless”

The pact was negotiated behind closed doors with a D.C. think tank partially funded by Walmart, without any input from workers or unions, here or in Bangladesh.

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U.S. threatens to yank trade preferences for Bangladesh

 The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh has forced the Obama administration to decide by the end of this month whether to yank trade preferences for the country.


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Attention Walmart: Part time at $7.40 equals poverty

DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.

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Actions backing Walmart strikers spread coast to coast

CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.

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Walmart worker tells why she is striking

A busload of fellow Walmart workers along with community supporters stood with Walmart worker Lisa Lopez as she informed her store managers that she was going on strike.

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Union BBQs for strikers on way to Walmart shareholders meet

Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.

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California labor moves to halt Walmart abuse

California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.

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Another Bangladesh factory collapse: Hundreds of casualties

Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.

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Public pressure stops Walmart land purchase

Walmart lost a major battle to build a 130,000 square foot supercenter in Southfield, as the City Council voted to not rezone a land parcel the big box giant wanted.

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