Walmart

The People's Summit 2017

June 14, 2017
Part one of our conversation with former and current Wal-Mart Associates with the labor organization Our Wal-Mart who talk about current issues facing Wal-Mart employees and the failure of the Democratic Party to stand up for workers.

Unionization and Workers' Demands

June 6, 2014
Nationwide strikes target Walmart ahead of shareholders meeting, calling for a $25,000 annual salary as a new Demos report finds Walmart can afford to do so without raising prices

Has Anglo-America Capitalism Run Out of Strategies?

March 25, 2014
On the 30th anniversary of the UK miners’ strike, George Irvin discusses the rise of inequality in Britain and the US since the 1970s

Reactions to the State of the Union address

January 29, 2014
David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s

Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike Excludes Fed Workers Currently Under Contract

January 28, 2014

Amy Traub: Obama’s $10.10 minimum wage hike is a clear victory for hundreds of thousands of workers of new or renewed contracts but will still exclude a large group once enacted next year

Reality Asserts Itself - Ralph Nader

December 18, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy’s reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism Consumer advocate and author Ralph Nader says that the anti-communist “reign of terror” inaugurated in the 1950’s by Senator Joe McCarthy intimidated…

Global Day of Action Targets “Toxic” Free Trade Agreements

December 4, 2013

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Bangladesh

October 21, 2013
Striking Bangladesh garment workers closed 20% of the country’s garment production to achieve victory.

Reality Asserts Itself - Frank Hammer

October 8, 2013
In this episode of Reality Asserts Itself Frank Hammer discusses the pressures on Detroit auto workers’ wages that came from the American and global south.

Does a Higher Minimum Wage Reduce Jobs?

September 5, 2013
Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Santa Fe Raised their minimum wage 65% and employers didn’t cut jobs.