Warehouse workers in California – who do not currently have a recognized union but who are joining together through Warehouse Workers United – walked off the job this week and began a six day march to protest unsafe working conditions and call for change. You can read more about their brave struggle here, and follow their journey here.
You can find a very useful synthesis of the relative power of Walmart in this infographic created by Frugal Dad. It helps us understand just how significant Walmart is, and how it compares to other companies, workplaces, and even to countries’ economies. The data is further proof of why retail matters, how much retail matters, and why we should be having broad-based conversations about the sector.