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Wal-Mart Is Selling An Occupy Wall Street Poster
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Over 100 Arrests In Wal-Mart Black Friday Wage Protests
Several protesters, including one dressed as Santa Claus, were arrested in demonstrations at Wal-Mart stores across the nation on Black Friday as some workers and supporters tried to draw attention to what they say is pay that's too low to live on at the world's largest retailer. Read more...
This Black Friday Join The Walmart Strikers On The Front Lines
We’re all paying the price for the Walmart economy. Read more...
Workers Win $2 Million Settlement From Assisted Living Giant
Emeritus Senior Living, the country’s largest assisted living company, has agreed to pay up to $2.2 million to settle claims that it routinely underpaid workers at dozens of its California facilities. Read more...
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Walmart One Of The Major Welfare Recipients In America
Following President Obama's speech this Wednesday, where he was once again pushing for the minimum wage to be increased, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to All In's Chris Hayes about some of the obstacles he's facing -- including one of the biggest welfare recipients in the nation -- Walmart. Read more...

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The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment. Read more...
If the wealth of the Walton family were invested in the workers, every worker at Walmart could have a full health plan, education, sick days, and a living wage. Read more...
More than 10 percent of working families were below the poverty line in 2011, and nearly a third weren't earning double the poverty threshold. The number of low-income working families in the U.S. has increased to 10.4 million in 2011, up from Read more...
An explosive article from Salon this week highlights the attitude of corporations that profits rule, above all else. But what if that corporation is a for-profit health care company that values profits over the health and safety of its Read more...
I don't know how administration officials can really believe that unemployment is structural -- that is, some industries have reached new levels of productivity and simply don't need as many workers -- because if that were true, we'd see a healthy Read more...