Selling Women Short

The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights At Wal-mart
Author: Liza Featherstone
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780465023158
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
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Examines Wal-Mart's systematic discrimination against its female employees--depriving women of essential training, promotions, lucrative job assignments, and higher pay--and the resulting lawsuit against the company.

Wal-Mart World

The World's Biggest Corporation in the Global Economy
Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415951372
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 410
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Now that Wal-Mart has conquered the US, can it conquer the world? As Wal-Mart World shows, the corporation is certainly trying. For a number of years, Wal-Mart has been the largest company in the United States. Now, though, it is the largest company in the world. Its global labor practices and outsourcing strategies represent for many what contemporary economic globalization is all about. But Wal-Mart is not standing still, and is opening up stores everywhere. From Germany to Beijing to Mexico City to Tokyo, more than a billion shoppers can now hunt for bargains at a Wal-Mart superstore. Wal-Mart World is the first book to look at this incredibly important phenomenon in global perspective, with chapters that range from its growth in the US and impact on labor relations here to its fortunes overseas. How Wal-Mart manages this transition in the near future will play a significant role in the determining the character of the global economy. Wal-Mart World's impressively broad scope makes it necessary reading for anyone interested in the global impact of this economic colossus.

Solving the Climate Crisis Through Social Change

Public Investment in Social Prosperity to Cool a Fevered Planet
Author: Gar W. Lipow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313398194
Category: Political Science
Page: 297
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This book presents an accessible and easy-to-follow argument that the climate crisis is a side effect of inequality and injustice, and demonstrates how strategies such as large-scale social investment will prove far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas pollution than cap-and-trade or other forms of free-market environmentalism. * A glossary of technical terms * 20 figures * A full bibliographical reference list * Inline citations of sources

Field Guide to the U.S. Economy

A Compact And Irreverent Guide to Ecnomic Life in America
Author: Jonathan Teller-elsberg,Nancy Folbre,James Heintz
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585699
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the many progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, the prison-industrial complex, foreign aid, the environment, and pharmaceutical companies.

Bitch

Feminist Response to Pop Culture
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: N.A
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Employment Class and Collective Actions

Proceedings of the New York University 56th Annual Conference on Labor
Author: David Sherwyn
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041125057
Category: Law
Page: 1149
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Long regarded as a powerful means to seek individual damages against a corporate defendant, class actions have become a staple of the U.S. litigation system. In recent years, however, several highly significant Supreme Court decisions have weakened the commonality claims of defendants, particularly in workplace discrimination actions. In light of this background, the trends and prospects of employment class actions were the theme of the 56th annual proceedings of the prestigious New York University Conference on Labor, held in May 2003. This important volume reprints the papers presented at that conference, as well as some additional contributions. Among the considerable expertise brought to bear on this controversial subject, readers will find insightful analysis of such issues as the following: Effect of class actions on losing companies; Importance of class actions to Title VII enforcement; Obstacles to class litigation; Compliance and internal enforcement challenges for large employers; Opt-in vs. opt-out alternatives for class members; Value and effectiveness of pattern or practice test cases; Legal limits of group identity; Shifting of the burden of proof; Authority of arbitrators to proceed on a classwide basis; and Countering statistical claims of expert witnesses. Because class actions are based on tension - that between commonality and individuation - they tend to accumulate precedent along a spectrum from disconnected disparity to meaningful resolution. In this deeply informed and thought-provoking book, lawyers and academics concerned with both the interests of employers and of employees will proceed with increased awareness as they work on reconciling the practical and theoretical constraints of class litigation.

Telling Stories Out of Court

Narratives about Women and Workplace Discrimination
Author: Ruth O'Brien
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501724452
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 264
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Fictional short stories illustrating the experiences of women who have faced sexism and discrimination at work, grouped into thematic clusters with interpretive commentary and legal analysis.

Symposium

Wal-Mart matters
Author: University of Connecticut. School of Law
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 557
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Chapman Law Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Wal-Mart

A College Curriculum
Author: Elizabeth Cohn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Corporate power
Page: 37
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Symposium

the low-wage worker : legal rights, legal realities
Author: University of Minnesota. Law School
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 340
View: 2010
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Neuerwerbungen der Bibliothek


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Nation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Globalization of Retailing


Author: Neil M. Coe,Neil Wrigley
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 9781848442368
Category: Political Science
Page: 539
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'Coe and Wrigley have assembled a most impressive collection of key writings on the globalization of retailing. It will be of great value to students, researchers and policymakers in this rapidly growing, and extremely important field.' - Peter Dicken, University of Manchester, UK and author of Global Shift

Your Call is Important to Us

The Truth about Bullshit
Author: Laura Penny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Advertising
Page: 242
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This book is a manifesto for anyone who's sick and tired of the twenty-first century's tidal wave of crapulence. Dating the renaissance of bullshit to wartime propaganda, Penny skewers the "corporate bafflegab," scripted, question-proof political events, toxic faux foodstuffs, and miracle pills that clutter our lives. She spares no one and nothing: not Wal-Mart, not Bush's White House, and not the vast pharmaceutical industry. Penny reveals that prisons are the hot new thing in call centers (the federal prison industry bills itself as "the best-kept secret in outsourcing") and that the Public Relations Society of America has a Code of Ethics Pledge. Finally, she demonstrates how our "all-you-can-eat buffet of phoniness" not only alienates us from each other but degrades public discourse, breeds apathy, and makes us just plain stupid.--From publisher description.

Eastern Worker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: N.A
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Includes Eastern worker labour reports [of Court decisions and awards]

Multinational Monitor


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International business enterprises
Page: N.A
View: 2008
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The Audacity of Greed

Free Markets, Corporate Thieves, and the Looting of America
Author: Jonathan Tasini
Publisher: Ig Publishing
ISBN: 9781935439004
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Over the last few years, while billions of pounds have lined the pockets of a small corporate elite, the vast majority of the world have lived through a period of falling wages, disappearing pensions and dwindling bank accounts - all of which has led to the personal debt crisis at the root of the latest financial meltdown. This 'audacity of greed' was legally blessed by the free market. Here, Tasini examines the reasons and exposes the people responsible for the looting of one of the world's largest economies - America.

Interrogating postfeminism

gender and the politics of popular culture
Author: Yvonne Tasker,Diane Negra
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Feminist essays examining postfeminism in American and British popular culture.

Women in the workplace


Author: Michael Selmi,Duke University. School of Law,Catherine L. Fisk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Parent and child (Law)
Page: 284
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Women in the Workplace: Which Women, Which Agenda? Michael Selmi, Professor of Law at George Washington University, presents his article on "Women in the Workplace: Which Women, Which Agenda." Professor Catherine Fisk provides commentary. This event is sponsored by Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy