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Wal-mart adds gender identity & gender expression protections

Wal-mart adds gender identity & gender expression protections

The giant retail chain Wal-mart has quietly made a surprising move when it comes to worker’s rights. The store has added gender identity and gender expression to its employee non-discrimination policy, according to company spokesperson Phillip Keene. Wal-mart has made headlines lately for how they treat their employees, with most of the the stories being…

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Is opposition to Chicago Walmarts a class issue?

Is opposition to Chicago Walmarts a class issue?

Interesting column from Chicago magazine’s Whet Moser: The Tribune editorial page comes out in favor of WalMart’s plan to build stores across the city—which if anything is going to get more controversial. Previously attention had been focused on neighborhoods like Chatham, low-density areas in need of both retail and jobs. As Ta-Nehisi Coates has pointed…

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Does Walmart in Chicago make sense?

Does Walmart in Chicago make sense?

The Chicago Tribune offers some counter-programming to all the attention paid to protesters against a Walmart in Lakeview. From the editorial board: When PetSmart and Cost Plus World Market moved into Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, residents didn’t rise up in protest. Now that Wal-Mart has announced plans to take over the site of those stores, everything’s…

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