In a new report titled “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences,” the organization A Better Balance reveals how Walmart’s absence control program not only treats workers unfairly, but may actually be illegal. A few cases include the following: Ashana* got ...
Walmart employees are protesting over the 15 days leading up to Black Friday with the aim of raising the retail giant’s minimum to $15 an hour, reports Reuters. While the 15 days for $15 is a catchy tactic, those labor activists are also fighting for expanded full-time opportunities and better ben...
It’s not uncommon for employers to appeal when the Labor Department issues penalties against them for safety violations – including in cases where a worker is killed on the job. But the death of 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, who had worked for Walmart for a mere week when he was suffocated beneat...
Many Walmart workers advocating for higher wages announced that they were planning large-scale protests at more than 1,600 Walmart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and America’s biggest shopping day of the year. Read more here on the Walmart Black Friday protests. ...
At last week’s Code Conference, a tech convention in L.A. sponsored by the publication Re/code, Walmart's CEO dodged a question about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly stating that like them, he himself is just another "associate." President and CEO Doug McMillon earns just unde...
Walmart recently decided to turn down a project that would have constructed three new stores in Washington D.C. after the city passed a bill requiring big-box retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of $12.50 per hour. Such rates, Walmart argued, would increase its famously low prices. But...