How Taxpayers Foot Walmart’s Bills

WALMART SOCIAL MOBILITY

-+*Allison Mannos: Walmart’s expansion strategy for Los Angeles and other urban areas has been to avoid public oversight by choosing real estate that doesn’t require public review – and, where possible, to secure public subsidies, often with little public scrutiny.

Renewing California’s Labor-Tenant Alliance

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-+*Randy Shaw: Organized labor promotes a broadly progressive agenda in Sacramento, but gives a pass to legislators who favor big landlords over working people. The once strong labor-tenant alliance is clearly broken, and must be renewed.

Bringing Worker Power to the State Capitol

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-+*Angie Wei: As in politics, Labor is generally outnumbered at the gate. It’s at least a 25-to-1 ratio of corporate-side vs. union-side representatives. But that was not so on Tuesday, May 28th.

Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out

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-+*Jamala Rogers: They are not in a good mood and they certainly aren’t lovin’ it. If workers in the fast food industry really had it their way, they’d get a livable wage and better working conditions freaky fast.

Local Fights Against Austerity Growing

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-+*Mark Vorpahl: Between sequestration and the billions of cuts to social programs that Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people.

America’s Killer Jobs

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-+*Julie Gutman: While the surreal quality of the Texas disaster was somewhat unique, the deaths and injuries caused by it were not. Every year thousands of American workers die on the job, and hundreds of thousands are injured.