Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.
Bay Area unions and immigrant rights organizations marked May Day with picket lines, rallies and marches in cities around the region.
Unionists, Occupy Wall Street supporters, immigrants, women, LGBT activists and the disabled filled Union Square from one end to the other on May Day.
The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.
The rally was planned to coincide with Peabody Energy's corporate shareholders' meeting, which was being held at the Peabody Opera House.
The rallies and march were testimony once again to the apparent success labor, immigrant rights and others have had in recent years re-claiming May Day.
The national media missed the exciting shot heard in every corporate boardroom in America fired by Western Pennsylvania working families.
The workers of Western Pennsylvania fired a shot heard in every corporate boardroom in America.
Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.
One of the GOP state senators under recall here, Pam Galloway (claiming a family health problem) resigned this weekend, wiping out the Republican majority and leaving that chamber split 16-16.