Workers at Walmart stores and the warehouses that supply those stores are striking across the country ahead of Black Friday, to protest what they say are poor working conditions and retaliation by Walmart.
In this photo — provided to Up w/ Chris Hayes by Warehouse Workers United — David Garcia and Manolo Fernandez, workers at a warehouse operated by a Walmart subcontractor in southern California, hold up a thermometer showing the temperature in warehouse at 102 degrees. Walmart says it does not control the conditions in the warehouses, which are run by the subcontractors.
Why you shouldn’t go shopping on Thanksgiving night.
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A gold rush is shaping up in Haiti’s north. Some – like the new prime minister – say the $20 billion worth of copper, silver and gold buried in the country’s hills could help Haiti escape its dependency on foreign aid and rebuild from the devastating 2010 earthquake.
In a nation with unemployment as high as 70%, where more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day, and where most of the government’s budget is paid for with foreign assistance, the buried treasure sounds like El Dorado. Speaking at the Senate this month, the international telecommunications entrepreneur Laurent Lamothe said: “Our subsoil is rich in minerals. Now is the time to dig them up.”
But many are nervous that the mines will be boom for foreign investors and bust for local communities and the state coffers. Licences are being awarded behind the closed doors of a government whose slogan is “Haiti is open for business”.
Is this fair? No. It’s worse than that, though. It’s ungrateful and it’s indecent. Saverin’s decision to decamp the U.S. suggests he’s got no idea how much America has helped him out.
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Gawker posted an article titled “What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?” - a perfect way to get page views from all the dummies who type that question into Google…
…and the post doesn’t even say what time the Super Bowl starts. Bravo, Gawker, bravo.
I’m actually supportive of this idea. I can’t see it taking off at a college, though. Those quarters are for laundry.
The mechanical pencil one basically saved my life in middle school, a.k.a. my forgetful years.
But such calculations are, in many respects, meaningless because building the iPhone in the United States would demand much more than hiring Americans — it would require transforming the national and global economies. Apple executives believe there simply aren’t enough American workers with the skills the company needs or factories with sufficient speed and flexibility.
The Dallas Cowboys use sweatshop labor to manufacture apparel overseas and are facing criticism for violations of their own employee code of conduct in those factories.