An assortment of Halloween candy, from Reese's cups to Skittles and Nestle Crunch. (Flickr / Patrick)
31 Oct 2015

Is Your Halloween Candy Made With Child Slave Labor? (VIDEO)

The real toxic ingredient in Halloween candy isn’t secret poison, razor blades or illicit drugs, but child slave labor.

Author Tim Wise speaks at the University of San Francisco on February 26, 2013. (Flickr / Shawn)
16 Oct 2015

Racism And The Cruelty Of Affluence With Tim Wise (VIDEO)

Tim Wise: “The development of the class structure in the United States has been, from the beginning, interwoven with the development of white supremacy. “

Walmart Warehouse Workers for Justice (Peoplesworld on Flickr)
15 Oct 2015

Walmart Stock Crashes After Company Pays Workers Slightly More

Did you need more proof that Walmart’s business model is based on screwing their workers?

Fight for 15 at annual McDonald's shareholders meeting in Oakbrook, IL, in May | Photo by peoplesworld
09 Oct 2015

Fight For 15: Minimum Wage Jobs No Longer Short Term

Though many Americans may still be under the impression that those working minimum wage jobs are just young people in their first job, evidence continues to show that a sizable and increasing portion of the minimum wage workforce are over 40 and staying in the “entry level” jobs for years.

File: A close-up of the backwards 'R' logo on the side of the Toys 'R' Us ferris wheel in New York City's Times Square on February 1, 2013. (Flickr / Thomas Hawk)
01 Oct 2015

Toys ‘R’ Us Misuses H-1B Temporary Foreign Worker Visas To Outsource Jobs

Toys ‘R’ Us, and other major corporations, are misusing the H-1B Visa program to train foreign workers then fire Americans when those jobs move overseas.

File: A protester with long hair spilling from underneath an "Anonymous" Guy Fawkes mask marches in the anti-NATO protests, May 20, 2012. (Flickr / Bob Vonderau)
09 Sep 2015

‘The Personal Is Political’: Sustaining Communities Of Resistance (Reader Response)

Comrade Chompsky, Shadowproof Reader: A couple of months ago I placed an ad in Craigslist, seeking shared housing. In itself, this is unremarkable; what makes this one different, is the character of the ad. Entitled “Lifelong Activist Seeks Permanent Share,” it has produced some interesting responses — and frames some of the issues activists must face.

A man raises his fist in solidarity among a protest outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California on October 4, 2012. Wal-Mart workers at the  Pico Rivera store became the first in the country to go on strike, but activists say the corporation retaliated by closing the store and others "for repairs." (Flickr / UFCW International / Aurelio Jose Barrera)
08 Sep 2015

Wal-Mart To Reopen Stores At Center Of Labor Complaint

In April, Wal-Mart was the subject of a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after Wal-Mart closed five stores, including one where workers had been fighting for higher wages and benefits and working with a union. Last Week, Wal-Mart announced plans to reopen the stores in late October or early November, but former workers will be forced to reapply.

Activists carry signs demanding fair wages and "jobs with justice" outside a Chicago-area Walmart at a Black Friday protest on November 28, 2014. Although the protests successfully put pressure on the company, gains by Walmart workers were short-lived as the corporation increased wages but cut worker hours. (Flickr / UFCW International Union)
31 Aug 2015

Walmart Increased Wages Only To Later Cut Hours

Late last year, in response to a series of strikes by workers and protests by activists, Walmart agreed to raise wages so that many of the company’s workers received at least a meager $9 an hour in 2015. Unfortunately, Walmart’s entire business model is based on severely exploiting workers in the US, so the order has now come down from Walmart executives to cut workers’ hours to lower company costs.

An activist with the Fight For 15 minimum wage movement poses under the entrance to a McDonald's  restaurant on May 14, 2014. A new study shows CEO compensation grew in 2014, while workers continued to suffer with stagnant wages. (Flickr / Peopls World)
28 Aug 2015

CEO Compensation Jumped In 2014 As Workers Treaded Water

The pay for CEOs of public companies continued its upward climb in 2014 according to a report by The Conference Board, a business research organization. The report, published in August, claims that total compensation for chief executive officers of US public companies in the Russell 3000 Index rose up 11.9 % from 2013 and as much as 34.7 % from 2010.

File: A collection of packaged seafood, including prawn, shrimp and shellfish, in a grocery store. (Flickr / Adam Kahtava)
20 Aug 2015

Lawsuit Filed After Walmart & Costco Sold Slave Labor Seafood

On August 19, Monica Sud, a woman from California, filed a class action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale Corporation claiming that the retailer knowingly sold prawns produced by slave labor and never disclosed these practices to customers like herself who bought the products without knowing they were produced by illegal labor.