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- Collection of news articles focused mainly on Wal-Mart labor practices.
Blog Against the Wal
- A weblog designed to spread the anti Wal-Mart message through the internet.
The Huge Class Action Sex Discrimination Suit Against Wal-Mart
- Professor Anthony J. Sebok examines the issue of whether the discrimination suit against the retailer should proceed as a class action.
- Wal-Mart's official facts and news website, with current news and information about the company.
Wal-Mart Litigation Project
- Tracks information about litigation involving Wal-mart, and provides support services to attorneys who have already sued Wal-Mart.
- Wal-Mart's impact on local ways of living: Small businesses, people who know what they are selling, community relationships that all vanish when Wal-Mart moves in.
Wal-Mart: The Facts
- Part of the National Organization for Women's "Women-Friendly Workplace Campaign" that alleges unfair labor practices by Wal-mart.
- Sex discrimination lawsuit alleging denial of advancement and training, lower wages, sexually hostile work environment and retaliation.
WalMart is Bad for Business
- An educator and activist worries about the effect of Wal-Mart on the economy, workers, taxpayers, the environment, and National Public Radio.
- Complaint site.
- Lampoons the company's own advertising to portray it as cruel and harmful to working people.
Common Dreams - Sweet Victory: Maryland Stands Up To Wal-Mart
- Maryland approves a bill that would require all businesses there with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8% of their payroll on worker health benefits, directly affecting Walmart's low spending per worker. (February 17, 2005)
Hidden Cost of Wal-Mart Jobs [PDF]
- UC Berkeley study finds that use of safety net programs by Wal-Mart workers in California is higher than average for the retail industry. [PDF] (August 01, 2004)
NPR : Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott on Being on Top
- NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Wal-Mart president and CEO Lee Scott about the benefits of being a top Fortune 500 company and the problems that come with the prestige. [13-minute Realaudio streaming broadcast] (March 31, 2004)
NPR : Slate's Michael Kinsley: Wal-Mart Love-Hate
- Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley shares his thoughts with NPR's Alex Chadwick about the retailing behemoth Wal-Mart, and how a company that generates so much antagonism can be so successful. [5:14 Realaudio streaming broadcast] (December 31, 2003)
NPR : Wal-Mart Prices Put Onus on Suppliers
- Wal-Mart's low prices place severe demands on the discount chain's suppliers, according to a magazine report. A demand to cut prices 5 percent every year has forced some suppliers into bankruptcy and prompted others to shut down American factories for cheaper labor abroad. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Charles Fishman of Fast Company magazine. [9-minute Realaudio streaming broadcast] (December 27, 2003)
The Wal-Mart You Don't Know
- Fast Company looks at Wal-Mart's pricing practices and their sometimes devastating pressures it exerts on the companies it does business with. (December 01, 2003)
The Wal-Mart Effect
- A three-part series from the Los Angeles Times profiling the retail giant and its business practices. [Free registration required to view this content] (November 01, 2003)
- Examines the issue of company's cultural censorship of rock and rap CDs by artists like Marilyn Manson, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Sheryl Crow. [MetroActive] (January 09, 1997)
When Wal-Mart Comes to Town
- Inc. Magazine's article about how a small Maine town reacted to Wal-Mart's opening three stores in the area. (July 01, 1993)
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