Tag: Walmart

Jan 12

On Thursday, Walmart Once Again Proved What an Unethical, Full of B.S. Company It Is

Once upon a time, I worked for Sam’s Club, which is owned by Walmart. When Forward Progressives first launched, I still had a lot of ties to my days working there, which meant I got quite a few… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives

Dec 16

Walmart gives workers a way to skip payday lenders, but no way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Walmart is taking steps to make its workers a little less likely to have to go to predatory payday lenders … but not by paying them a living wage or offering more full-time schedules.  The world’s biggest retailer has unveiled financial-planning tools designed by Even Responsible Finance Inc. and PayActiv Inc., a move that lets its employees access earned wages …

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Nov 30

Houston neighbors said no to Walmart and invested in Black-owned businesses after the hurricane

Three months ago, Hurricane Harvey ripped through Houston and coastal Texas, killing 82 people, displacing more than 60,000, and leaving parts of Houston with severe wind and flood damage. As the city recovers from the strongest hurricane to hit in more than 50 years, many of its residents in historically Black neighborhoods continue to struggle …

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Nov 08

There Was a Terrorist Attack in a Colorado Walmart Last Week, and No One Is Talking About It

White supremacist violence seemingly doesn't count in Trump's America. Scott Ostrem, a 47-year-old, white man, walked into a Walmart north of Denver on Nov. 1 and opened fire. Eyewitnesses described him as “nonchalantly” shooting shoppers with a handgun, killing three. Police captured Ostrem alive the next day. They said they had “no possible motive for the shooting other than …

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