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Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures, Retaliation

Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures, Retaliation

On August 24, Walmart workers and supports protested outside of the Walmart store in Oakland, Calif., where Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was expected to be making a store visit. While McMillon never showed up, the protestors called on him to stop retaliation against workers who speak out about low wages and unfair working conditions at Walmart. The […]

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A Victory for Retail Workers in Indianapolis

A Victory for Retail Workers in Indianapolis

Last week, the Indianapolis City-County Council voted 15-14 to pass a resolution supporting the creation of a “Retail Workers Bill of Rights.” The Lift Retail Jobs campaign, a coalition of retail workers, local businesses, and community groups, has been advocating for this resolution to promote full-time work, fair scheduling practices, affordable benefits, and a pathway […]

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Gallup Poll Shows Americans’ Support for Labor Unions Continues to Recover

Gallup Poll Shows Americans’ Support for Labor Unions Continues to Recover

The latest results from the 2015 installment of Gallup’s annual Work and Education survey show that Americans’ approval of labor unions has jumped five percentage points to 58% over the past year, and is now at its highest point since 2008, when 59% approved. Consistent with the recent increase in approval of unions, the percentage of […]

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