Business Dec 27, 2019

Amazon workforce surges by 250,000 for 'record-breaking' holiday spree

Amazon said Thursday it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales for the online giant. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now ...

'Let it snow': Walmart yanks Christmas cocaine sweater

Business Dec 11, 2019

'Let it snow': Walmart yanks Christmas cocaine sweater

It wasn't the type of white powder that makes Christmas complete — American retail giant Walmart has withdrawn a festive sweater that celebrates cocaine. The sweater depicts Santa Claus with straw in hand, and three white lines laid out on a table before him. "Let it ...

Walmart worker calls for walkout over company's gun sales

Business Aug 7, 2019

Walmart worker calls for walkout over company's gun sales

A junior Walmart Inc. employee organized a one-day strike and other actions to protest the retailer's stance on gun sales in the wake of shootings at two of its stores in recent weeks. Thomas Marshall, a 23-year-old category manager in Walmart's San Bruno, California-based e-commerce ...

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Business Jul 11, 2019

Walmart workers strike over retailer's robot push in Chile

Walmart Inc. is facing a strike by thousands of workers in South America amid the retail giant's push to increase automation at its physical stores. About 17,000 Walmart workers in Chile went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday after labor talks between the company and ...

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Business / Corporate Jun 6, 2019

Bernie Sanders accuses Walmart of paying 'starvation wages'

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc. shareholders and top executives that the world's largest retailer should boost the "starvation"-level wages it pays its workers and stop fueling income inequality. Speaking at Walmart's shareholder meeting, the U.S. senator said: "Despite the ...