Karen McVeigh

"Walmart Moms" Plan Nationwide Strikes Ahead of Corporation's Shareholders Meeting

Walmart workers and supporters in the trade union movement say they intend to stage a new series of protests over wages and conditions at America's largest private employer, in which they will target the firm's family-friendly ethic ahead of its annual shareholders meeting next week.

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Moms v. Walmart

Walmart workers and supporters in the trade union movement say they intend to stage a new series of protests over wages and conditions at America's largest private employer, in which they will target the firm's family-friendly ethic ahead of its annual shareholders meeting next week.

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Shocking Study: Women Paid as Low as 64 Cents For Every Dollar Men Earn

American women are paid, on average, between 64 to 90 cents for every dollar paid to men, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families that comes as Congress and the White House take steps to address the gender pay gap.

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Police Being Sued for Shooting Three Emotionally Disturbed People

The last words Elsa Cruz heard her husband say, in response to police officers banging on his locked front door, were: "Don't knock on my door, it's against my will."

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US Employers Slashing Worker Hours to Avoid Obamacare Insurance Mandate

Avita Samuels has worked at the Mall of America in Minneapolis for the last four years, juggling a sales job with her studies in political science and law at the University of Minnesota. The 24-year-old has been the top sales associate for the last three years and works between 29 and 35 hours a week. But over the past few months, she said, she has watched as friends working in stores around her have their hours and benefits slashed – and she's worried that she will be next.

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Walmart Workers Strike Over Minimum Wage in 15 U.S. Cities

Walmart workers and their supporters are launching protests in stores in 15 cities across the US today, as part of a small but vociferous movement to raise wages and improve conditions for some of the nation's lowest paid workers.

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Mandatory Minimums Are a 'Waste of Human Lives' -- Why Eric Holder's Overhaul of Mandatory Minimums Is So Important

Anthony Papa was in debt and desperate for cash when he accepted an offer, from a bowling buddy, to get involved in a drug deal. In exchange for $500, the father-of-one was to deliver an envelope containing four ounces of cocaine from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York.

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OSHA Fines Walmart for Unsafe Working Conditions

Walmart has agreed to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 stores in 28 US states after inspectors discovered "repeat and serious" health and safety violations at a store in Rochester, New York. The agreement, which included a $190,000 fine, was negotiated by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), after it uncovered "unacceptable" safety hazards to employees at the Rochester store that were similar to those in Walmart locations in nine other states.

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Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed Wall Street Protesters is Named in Civil Liberties Lawsuit from 2004 RNC Protests

A senior New York police officer accused of pepper-spraying young women on the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations is the subject of a pending legal action over his conduct at another protest in the city.

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