New York City’s Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, and the Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS) have put together a nifty online chart called 6 Degrees of Walmart. It’s actually more than a chart – think of it as a kind of star finder that allows the user to locate eight constellations of alleged corporate malfeasance and consumer abuse committed by the retail giant. Click on its Gun … read more.
Just like a swift slap across the face, it hits me. I’m lying on the muddy concrete floor of a warehouse among old rusty … read more.
The SEC is dragging its feet implementing a section of the Dodd-Frank reform that would require publicly traded companies to calculate the ratio between … read more.
By Rebecca Band (This post first appeared May 7 on the Labor's Edge blog site.) One BILLION Dollars. That’s how much California gives away … read more.
The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has filed a lawsuit against current and former members of Walmart’s board of directors, and other company … read more.
(Editor's Note: Tomorrow is the deadline to collect signatures for the Long Beach hotel workers living-wage ballot initiative. In this post, activist Christine Petit … read more.
A report highly critical of hospitality industry labor standards is gaining a serious hearing in the national mainstream media. USA Today recently ran a … read more.
This morning the Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone dropped some shocking news: The American Prospect magazine, which for 22 years has been part of the … read more.
(Note: This post first appeared April 28 on L.A. Progressive.) According to US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, more people die in the American … read more.
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