Stories by Liza Featherstone

Liza Featherstone is a New York City-based journalist. She is the author of "Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights At Wal-Mart" (Basic). subscribe to Liza Featherstone's feed

Posted on: Jan 21, 2017, Source: In These Times

Andrew Puzder will make the lives of America's already beleaguered workers a total nightmare.

Posted on: May 24, 2016, Source: Verso Books

Sanders is better than Clinton not only on economic issues, but also on reproductive choice and gay rights.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

Human beings in major cities simply can't survive and raise families on $7.25 an hour.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2012, Source: Dissent Magazine

The movie celebrates parents rising up and taking control of their children’s education—in order to rid themselves of all representation.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

Tough economic times, frugal shoppers and angry employees are making the giant chain flail.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2009, Source: The Nation

Why not take the meritocratic promise of this country at face value and try to make it real?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2007, Source: The Nation

SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country, yet he's stood on stage to campaign with anti-union CEOs like Wal-Mart's Lee Scott. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

Posted on: May 20, 2007, Source: The Nation

When you pay $4 for a cup of coffee-flavored foamy milk at Starbucks, part of what you're buying is an illusion of environmental responsibility. How they treat their workers is a different story.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2006, Source: The Nation

Wal-Mart wants to bring organic food to the masses, but the retail giant's aggressive ways could end up doing more harm than good.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005, Source:

The mega-retailer has announced a slew of environmentally friendly policies. Is this an honest attempt at change or just more greenwashing from the Biggest Box of Them All?

Posted on: Nov 6, 2005, Source: The Nation

An investigation into the Walton family's charitable donations shows a pattern of giving that appears intended to support the best interest of Wal-Mart.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2005, Source: The Nation

After Katrina, Wal-Mart sent truckloads of water and emergency supplies. A business capable of operating so humanely should do so every day -- not just in a disaster.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be poultry processors -- or any of the other dangerous, difficult, smelly, low-paying jobs on this list.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2005, Source:

Katrina has exposed decades of benign neglect, racism, and environmental injustice that can't be prettified with crawfish étouffé.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source:

The Bush administration's new environmental justice plan ignores the fact that racial minorities are more affected by environmental problems -- like pollution-related asthma -- than others.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2005, Source: Women's eNews

Wal-Mart continues to keep Plan B, the "morning-after pill," off its shelves. The megastore's policy, catering to its rural base, complicates its pursuit of new markets.

Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: The Nation

If Wal-Mart doesn't want to provide decent health insurance for its workers, maybe the company should lobby for national health insurance.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2005, Source: The Nation

Padding opponents' bank accounts and exploiting racial tensions are among Wal-Mart's new and improved tactics; but they wouldn't work if communities didn't have tensions to exploit.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: The Nation

To effectively battle corporate criminals like Wal-Mart, the public must be engaged as citizens, not merely as shoppers.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2004, Source: The Nation

Wal-Mart has profoundly altered labor politics, deploying ever more creative and ruthless tactics to suppress the right to organize while driving down wages and benefits in the retail industry and beyond.