The absurdity of how Walmart treats employees in one viral Thanksgiving photo

It’s well known that Walmart employees don’t make much money, but one viral Thanksgiving photo may just capture exactly how poorly the country’s largest employer treats its workers.

An Oklahoma City Walmart is allegedly asking employees to donate food to help their coworkers make ends meet during the holiday season. A sign on the collection bin reads, “Let’s succeed by donating to associates in need!!!”

Court rules Wal-Mart must compensate workers


Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Wal-Mart must compensate former workers at a Quebec store that was closed after they voted to become the first Wal-Mart store in North America to unionize.

The high court ruled in 2009 that Wal-Mart was entitled to close the store in Jonquiere in 2005, seven months after workers voted to unionize. But the workers filed a new case that said Wal-Mart contravened a section of Quebec labor law, which says working conditions must not be altered in any way, shape or form during a unionization process.

The court ruled in a five-to-two decision that the world’s largest retailer modified working conditions for the employees without a valid reason when it shut down. The court ruled an arbiter will determine appropriate reparations, possibly with damages and interest. The store never re-opened. […]—finance.html

From 2008 to 2012, laboratories conducting research on potential bioterrorism weapons logged more than 1,100 accidents. That figure, chronicled in government reports obtained by USA Today, includes a case where two animals were accidentally infected with hog cholera, a virus that hasn’t been found in the U.S. since 1978.

In another case, an uninvolved cow residing on a nearby farm became infected with brucellosis, a virus that can be passed to humans through dairy products. In about half of the incidents, lab workers had to be medically screened or treated after accidental exposure to a mishandled toxin, and in five cases, lab workers were infected or sickened. (All lab workers recovered.)

The Centers for Disease Control reports don’t include many details; federal bioterrorism laws prohibited the names of the errant labs and most specific information about the mishaps from being disclosed. But just the number of accidents alone adds volumes to the genre of doomsday headlines chronicling high-stakes bio-error.

Texas Court Decides Companies Can Legally Lie To Their Employees

Texas Court Decides Companies Can Legally Lie To Their Employees

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If Mitt Romney is right and corporations are in fact people my friend, then they are definitely the kind you don’t want showing up at your parties.

The highest court in Texas decided that a company can legally lie to its employees if the bosses think the employees might bolt if they knew they were about to get screwed. Allow me to explain as you shake your head in…

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Lewis Black Tears ‘Black Friday’ A New One On The Daily Show (VIDEO)

Lewis Black Tears ‘Black Friday’ A New One On The Daily Show (VIDEO)

Lewis Black rips apart Black Friday in Wednesday night’s installment of “Back in Black” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Black opens with a good summary of the insane consumerfest known as Black Friday,

“Next week is my favorite day of the year, Black Friday. Trample a guy on a Tuesday afternoon, you get charged with assault, but do it at a Walmart on Black Friday, you get a PS4!”

He then…

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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

As part of our Veterans Day commemoration this year, the BLM announces its first-ever “Still Proudly Serving” poster. It honors the extraordinary service of our employees who have served in uniform, and are “still proudly serving” their country as stewards of our nation’s public lands. 

Visit the BLM’s Flickr photo album, Still Proudly Serving, to read more about our #BLMVets - like the Marines pictured here: