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While Walmart “associates” are so poorly compensated that in many states they are the largest number of Medicaid and food stamp recipients (i.e., taxpayer-subsidized low wages), the compensation of the company’s CEO, Michael Duke, rose by 41 percent from around $20 million in 2011 to just under $28.5 million in 2012.
And lest I be accused [...]
The report that Amazon in Germany hired a security firm with possible neo-Nazi connections is less troubling than what the firm did.
After the story broke on German television, Amazon fired the security firm, Hensel European Security Services (HESS), which was hired to police the 5,000 temporary foreign workers at Amazon’s German warehouses. (Amazon calls its [...]
This is a cross-post from Progress
Why does the Co-op pick Israeli companies to boycott? It doesn’t add up.
This morning in Manchester I found myself demonstrating outside the HQ of a major supermarket chain.
It wasn’t the HQ of a profiteering capitalist supermarket chain though. I was demonstrating outside the HQ of the Cooperative Group, an organisation [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Sick of all those extra airline fees? Sorry, but here comes another one.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air is set to become the second major airlines in the U.S. to charge passengers a fee to bring carry-on luggage into a plane.
Allegiant, a low-cost airlines that flies out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las [...]
Posted: April 4th, 2012 under Business.