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The Nation Magazine says Walmart employee walkouts and actions by UFCW locals and other partner activists have the company 'off balance.' Read the full story.
In an act of extreme courage, workers at Walmarts in Southern Califorinia have walked out to protest working conditions action against activists. Read the full story here.
UFCW 1776-led Coalition Calls for Resignation of Walmart Execs over Bribery Scandal... Phila.-area Coalition Says Scandal Shows Leadership Failure
(Philadelphia, PA, May 9) -- A Philadelphia coalition today called for Walmart’s top executives to resign in the wake of news reports of a $24 million bribery scandal and cover-up in the company’s Mexico operations.
Meeting for a news conference at the newly opened Walmart on Wheatsheaf Lane near Aramingo Ave. in Post Richmond, members of the coalition said that reports of bribes paid to local officials in Mexico,
The largest pension fund in the Netherlands has blacklisted Walmart because of the retail giant's consistent anti-union activities. The action by the fund, which is withdrawing the more than $120 million it has invested in Walmart, comes after three years of efforts by the fund to engage Walmart in discussions aimed at changing how the company treats its employees. For the full story, visit here.
WALMART EMPLOYEES TURNED AWAY FROM COMPANY HEADQUARTERS IN ARKANSAS,
DENIED MEETING WITH CEO
Mike Duke refuses to meet with association of employees for second time in six months
Pennsylvania: Voucher Ground Zero
Philadelphia Daily News, May 23, 2011, by WILL BUNCH
FOR WEEKS, deep-pocketed advocates for school vouchers - tax dollars to help students attend private or religious schools - in Pennsylvania sold their scheme as the only way for poor children to escape failing urban public schools.
Then some leading tea-party groups objected to the legislation slowly snaking its way through Harrisburg. Their objection: The plan was too generous to poor children.