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Walmart “volunteers” work for tips in Mexico

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

It was reported that Walmart uses 4,300 unpaid teenagers that it lets “volunteer” to bag groceries at its Mexican stores.
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Wal-Mart to sell religious action figures

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Wal-Mart is selling Jesus action figures.
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Wal-Mart profits off of secret life insurance on workers

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

It was discovered that Wal-Mart secretly took out 350,000 life insurance policies on its employees; it is estimated it has collected on 75-100 deaths in the state of Texas alone.
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Wal-Mart goes political

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Wal-Mart is encouraging all their employees to vote, and also informing them of Democratic candidates who oppose Wal-Mart.
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Wal-Mart ordered to pay $78 million

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

A Pennsylvania jury said on Friday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, must pay $78.47 million in damages to current and former Pennsylvania employees for forcing them to work “off the clock” or during rest breaks.
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Wal-Mart pushes lower-wage, part-time workers

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, is pushing to create a cheaper, more flexible work force by capping wages, using more part-time workers and scheduling more workers on nights and weekends.
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Wal-Mart profits decline

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. posted its first profit decline in a decade.
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Designer Wal-Mart?

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Wal-Mart opened it’s first upscale branch on March 23rd in Plano Texas. The new Wal-Mart carries upscale merchandise, such as 550-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, 42-inch plasma high-definition televisions and cashmere cardigan sweaters. In addition to extended product ranges, including a wine section with 1,200 different selections, some priced at up to $400 per bottle, the new Dallas Parkway supercenter will house a fresh sushi bar and a spacious WiFi-enabled coffee shop.
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Wal-Mart seeks employees for “war room”

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Wal-Mart Stores has begun circulating two senior-level job postings — both in public relations — and if the language used to describe the positions is any indication, the giant discount retailer is on the P.R. equivalent of war footing.

One job includes “opposition research,” presumably into Wal-Mart’s major critics: Wal-Mart Watch and Wake Up Wal-Mart. The other requires the ability to “mobilize resources” during a “crisis situation.”

The two jobs reflect how much life has changed at Wal-Mart, which has come under withering criticism over its wages, health benefits and treatment of workers. The company barely had a public relations department in the early 1990′s, but now has a staff of dozens, including a public relations war room full of former political operatives who dispute the assertions of its opponents.
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walmart defined as skeevy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Under its definition for the word “skeevy,” the website Dictionary.com lists the following sample sentence: Wal-Mart is a skeevy operation. Skeevy is defined as “disgusting or distasteful; nasty, sleazy.”
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Walmart pays

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

In California, a jury awarded $172 million dollars to over 110,000 current and former Wal-Mart employees who were illegally denied lunch breaks.
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walmart to the rescue

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Walmart gave 20million in relief to the hurricane katrina disaster region. Many in New Orleans said Wal-Mart got aid to the region faster than any local, state or federal government organization. Wal-Mart’s actions have burnished the company’s image as a good corporate citizen at a time when many liberal groups are striving to paint it as the worst that big business has to offer. Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott said during a Boston conference Wednesday that the company reacted as it did because it was the right thing to do. Public relations were not a factor.”This is Wal-Mart country,” Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires said. Critics offered grudging praise. ” Wal-Mart can do the right thing when it wants to.” Chris Kofinis, communications adviser to WakeUpWalMart admitted.
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more Wal-Mart child labor violations

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Investigators with the Connecticut State Attorney’s General’s office uncovered a series of labor law violations at three Wal-Mart stores in the state.
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Teens find body behind Wal-Mart

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Some teenagers found a dead body behind Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart annual meeting

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

At the Wal-Mart annual meeting executives admitted they were human, Jessica Simpson sang the national anthem in a midriff-baring shirt, and Jon Bon Jovi and Garth Brooks performed wearing Wal-Mart vests.
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Wal-Mart reality tv

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Wal-Mart is hosting a reality tv show about scholarships.
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walmart advertisement under fire

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Wal-Mart apologized for running an advertisement that equated current Arizona zoning ordinances with the Nazi regime. Using a photo of a 1933 book burning in Berlin, the ad read: “Should we let government tell us what we can read? Of course not . . . So why should we allow local government to limit where we shop?” The ad, which ran May 8 in the Arizona Daily Sun, was “reviewed and approved by Wal-Mart, but we did not know what the photo was from.” said Daphne Moore, Wal-Mart’s director of community affairs.
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Wal-Mart critics push for higher wages

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Wal-Mart critics are pressuring the retail giant to pay their employees more.
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Wal-Mart cares

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Barely a week after environmentalists forged a broad alliance with organized labor and community groups to attack Wal-Mart and its business practices, the company announced Tuesday that it would donate $35 million over the next decade to an ambitious new conservation effort by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

“Last year, we recycled over 2.8 million tons of cardboard, 9,416 tons of plastic and 49 million disposable cameras,” Sarah Clark, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart said.
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Wal-mart embarks on an image campaign

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

Wal-Mart is staging a massive public relations campaign to improve the company’s image. Company CEO Lee Scott said “Wal-Mart is great for America.”
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