Jobs with Justice
Jobs with Justice was founded in 1987 under the operating principle that workers' rights struggles as part of a larger campaign for economic and social justice. Jobs with Justice sees community involvement and coalitions as crucial to union progress. Campaigns range from corporate accountability to health care to bargaining rights.
IN THESE TIMES
Read articles by James Thindwa from IN THESE TIMES.
Witness.org: James Thindwa
View an interview with James Thindwa conducted by the Human Rights Network in April 2008.
BBC News In Depth: Zimbabwe
Historical background and current news and analysis from Zimbabwe.
Republic Windows and Doors
"In Factory Sit-In, an Anger Spread Wide
," Monica Davey, THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 7, 2008.
"Firm buys Chicago plant where workers had sit-in,"
Michael Tarm, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, February 26, 2009.
"Alderman's push for 2nd Wal-Mart could renew big box fight
," Fran Spielman, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, March 24, 2009.
"It looks like the City Council might have to relive the political donnybrook that gave birth to the big box minimum wage ordinance snuffed out by Mayor Daley's only veto."
"Wal-Mart Supercenters ring Chicago, grab share from Jewel, Dominick's," Mike Hughlett, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, March 22, 2009.
"Wal-Mart cut by Citigroup on unionization worries"
Andria Cheng, MarketWatch, March 10, 2009
Good Works is Wal-Mart's foundation for charitable giving. The foundation focuses its efforts on community education and scholarships; family health and welfare needs; economic and workforce development programs; environmental issues; volunteerism; and community-based non-profit organizations. The Good Works Web site allows users to view Wal-Mart's various charitable contributions under four broad categories: community, education, children, and the environment.
The official corporate Web site, Wal-Mart.com provides an extensive list of Wal-Mart products with the option to purchase online. Customers can also track the status of purchases online, find a store near them, and sign up for the Wal-Mart wire, which e-mails customers information on upcoming sales and values at Wal-Mart stores.
Wal-Mart Watch documents Wal-Mart's alleged corporate abuses with news reports and articles, information sheets, and the "Wal of Shame," an archive of Wal-Mart's misdeeds categorized under five headings: worker mistreatment; discrimination; harassment; endangering consumers and employees; and poor treatment of employees. The Web site also includes some short documentaries.
FRONTLINE: Is Wal-Mart Good for America?
FRONTLINE explores the relationship between U.S. job losses and the American consumer's insatiable desire for bargains in "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" Through interviews with retail executives, product manufacturers, economists, and trade experts, correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the growing controversy over the Wal-Mart way of doing business and asks whether a single retail giant has changed the American economy.
Guest photos by Robin Holland
Published March 27, 2009.