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NLRB Says Walmart Must Reinstate Strikers

January 31, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled on Jan. 21 that Walmart had illegally fired 16 workers who skipped days at work to protest at a company stockholders meeting in Arkansas in June 2013.

Sweet 'N Low-down: BK Plant Puts Automation Over Employees

January 20, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Automation has come for the workers at this Brooklyn plant.

New York, NY  - The Brooklyn company that has been churning out sweeteners for roughly the last 75 years, is packing up its manufacturing business and headed to the Midwest where it can replace its employees with machines — and there doesn’t appear to be enough candy-coated enticements in the City of New York to keep them here.

Car-Seat Factory Charged With Anti-Union Intimidation

January 18, 2016
By Steve Wishinia 

Selma, ALA- The National Labor Relations Board has accused the Lear Corporation of illegally intimidating workers trying to organize a union at its auto-seat factory in Selma, Alabama.

Continuing to Challenge Walmart

January 18, 2016
By Our Walmart Member George Finegan

Washington, DC- 2015 was a transformative year. We stood up to the world’s largest private employer and won raises for half a million Walmart associates and, consequently, for two million US retail workers.

Boosting the Economy by Raising Minimum Wages

January 5, 2016
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Editorial 

New York, NY - For the last several years protests have been taking place across the USA regarding employees in certain industries not being paid a living wage. Fast-food workers, community groups  and unions have been  demonstrating for higher wages. Last November thousands protested in 270 cities in support of a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

The ‘Walmart Effect’: Minus 400,000 U.S. Jobs

December 21, 2015
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC- Walmart’s importation of Chinese-made goods has likely cost the United States 400,000 jobs since 2001, the Economic Policy Institute estimated in a report released Dec. 9. It said the near-quadrupling of the U.S. trade deficit with China, which rose to $324 billion between 2001 and 2013, has “eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs,” and Walmart’s $49 billion a year in imports accounts for about 15% of that deficit.

Walmart Continues to Displace American Jobs

December 19, 2015
By Jess Levin, Communications Director for Making Change at Walmart

Washington, DC - Walmart announced three years ago its "U.S. manufacturing initiative" and, in the years since, the company regularly likes to tout its commitment to American renewal" and to buying American made products.

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