Tag Archives: Wal-Mart

Premeditated murder in Bangladesh

Rana Plaza, the building that collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24, killing 1,127 workers—most of them young women—was constructed illegally. It is easy to show negligence and affix blame to this or that individual. But the greater truth lies within a system that is based on the most production at the lowest cost, with workers’ lives—and deaths—regarded as only one more cost of production. Continue reading

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Con Ed lockout ends

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Con Ed lockout ends New York—On July 24 at historic Union Square, 8,500 workers with Local 1-2 Utility Workers Union of America, UWUA, who had been locked out by Consolidated Edison, … Continue reading

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Rally for locked out sugar, tire workers

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Rally for locked out sugar, tire workers Chicago—Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar plants in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa joined locked out workers from Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio, … Continue reading

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Women World Wide, July-August 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Women World Wide by Artemis The reactionary majority of the U.S. Supreme Court gutted all future class action suits by throwing out the case against Wal-Mart, which has discriminated against over … Continue reading

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