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

View: 9761

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

View: 5498

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.


The Face Of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism

Author: Nelson Lichtenstein

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 3044

Edited by one of the nation’s preeminent labor historians, this book marks an ambitious effort to dissect the full extent of Wal-Mart’s business operations, its social effects, and its role in the U.S. and world economy. Wal-Mart is based on a spring 2004 conference of leading historians, business analysts, sociologists, and labor leaders that immediately attracted the attention of the national media, drawing profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Their contributions are adapted here for a general audience. At the end of the nineteenth century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself “the standard of the world.” In more recent years, IBM and then Microsoft seemed the template for a new, global information economy. But at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all rivals as the world-transforming economic institution of our time. Presented in an accessible format and extensively illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such topics as the giant retailer’s managerial culture, revolutionary use of technological innovation, and controversial pay and promotional practices to provide the most complete guide yet available to America’s largest company.

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

View: 4568

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

View: 5595

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.


Feminist Response to Pop Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

View: 4160

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

View: 8014

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.


Wal-Mart matters

Author: University of Connecticut. School of Law

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 557

View: 8883


the low-wage worker : legal rights, legal realities

Author: University of Minnesota. Law School

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 7109


A College Curriculum

Author: Elizabeth Cohn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Corporate power

Page: 37

View: 2601

Through the Labyrinth

The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

Author: Alice H. Eagly,Linda L. Carli

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633690237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4790

Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Women in the workplace

Author: Michael Selmi,Duke University. School of Law,Catherine L. Fisk

Publisher: N.A


Category: Parent and child (Law)

Page: 284

View: 337

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

Your Call is Important to Us

The Truth about Bullshit

Author: Laura Penny

Publisher: N.A


Category: Advertising

Page: 242

View: 3269

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.

The Globalization of Retailing

Author: Neil M. Coe,Neil Wrigley

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781848442368

Category: Political Science

Page: 539

View: 6514

'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

Eastern Worker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: N.A

View: 8561

Includes Eastern worker labour reports [of Court decisions and awards]

Interrogating postfeminism

gender and the politics of popular culture

Author: Yvonne Tasker,Diane Negra

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 2871

Feminist essays examining postfeminism in American and British popular culture.