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31 May 2016

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Dorian Warren (Columbia University, The Roosevelt Institute) and Josh Eidelson (The Nation, Salon, In These Times)

On Fireside Chats, Dorian and Josh talk about the recent Wal-Mart strike. Since Wal-Mart has over a million employees, why does it matter if 500 of them go on strike? Josh describes a horrible fire at a Wal-Mart supplier in Bangladesh as an example of the company’s workplace safety record. Dorian asks about the significance of the strikes to the wider retail industry, as well as the role of social media for labor organizing. Why do liberals love to beat up on Wal-Mart? And has 2012 been the year of the strike?

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Fireside Chats | Dec 1, 2012 | Dorian Warren & Josh Eidelson

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