The Real Reason Walmart U-Turned on Wages

Reading Time: 4 minutes Walmart’s recent decision to raise its workers’ wages got plenty of applause. But it looks like the deep-discount retailer gave itself a huge public-relations bargain, instead of making real changes that could help some of its employees get off welfare. Curt Hopkins investigates.

Docs We Like: Brothers on the Line

Reading Time: < 1 minute This documentary about the three Reuther brothers of the United Auto Workers, tells, through one very important union, the remarkable story of the rise and fall of organized labor. It also addresses the crucial symbiosis between unions and the civil rights movement. There’s even a curious connection to the deaths of JFK, RFK and MLK.

WORTH READING: No One Need Apply, Best Place to Work?, Where to Get Sick

Reading Time: < 1 minute Corporations are hitting record profits this year so where are all the jobs? Despite massive tax incentives for job creation, companies like Verizon and GE are cutting back their workforce rather than increasing it. Perhaps it’s time to provide them with some disincentives to turn the tide for America’s unemployed.