walmart http://michiganradio.org en Protesters target Walmart in suburban Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/protesters-target-walmart-suburban-detroit <p>Protesters called for higher wages and better working conditions for Walmart employees at <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/29/news/economy/walmart-black-friday/">stores around the country Friday</a>, including one store in suburban Detroit.</p><p>Store managers and security met the protesters as they marched to the entrance to the Sterling Heights Walmart.</p><p>They were blocked from going in—but did hand over petitions protesting Walmart’s treatment of its workers. Police also arrived, but the protesters left peacefully.</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 02:02:52 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15490 at http://michiganradio.org Protesters target Walmart in suburban Detroit Labor leaders set to join rally at Michigan Wal-Mart http://michiganradio.org/post/labor-leaders-set-join-rally-michigan-wal-mart <p>STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Several labor leaders are expected to rally at a suburban Detroit Wal-Mart store on the day traditionally viewed as the official start to the holiday buying season.<br /><br />MLive.com reports the Friday event in Sterling Heights is one of hundreds of planned demonstrations and walkouts around the country. The Michigan Black Friday protest is expected to draw leaders from the AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union.<br /> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:19:09 +0000 The Associated Press 15470 at http://michiganradio.org Labor leaders set to join rally at Michigan Wal-Mart Feds to retailers: control the crowds on Black Friday http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-retailers-control-crowds-black-friday <p>Federal officials are urging the nation&rsquo;s retailers to control crowds during this year&rsquo;s Black Friday sales.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Those crowds could reach record numbers.</p><p>Retailers are aggressively advertising Black Friday specials in light of low expectations for holiday sales this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;Some stores will open as early as 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:45:05 +0000 Tracy Samilton 5131 at http://michiganradio.org National: Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart discrimination case http://michiganradio.org/post/national-supreme-court-limits-wal-mart-discrimination-case <p>The Supreme Court blocked a massive lawsuit charging Wal-Mart with sexual discrimination today according to the Associated Press.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/20/137296721/supreme-court-limits-wal-mart-discrimination-case">AP</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of female employees in a decision that makes it harder to mount large-scale bias claims against the biggest U.S. companies.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:45:27 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2963 at http://michiganradio.org National: Supreme Court limits Wal-Mart discrimination case Federal judge rules against medical marijuana patient fired from Wal-Mart http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-judge-rules-against-medical-marijuana-patient-fired-wal-mart <p>Joseph Cassias once stocked shelves at the Walmart in Battle Creek. He was fired after he tested positive for marijuana. Cassias has an inoperable brain tumor and qualifies as a patient under Michigan’s medical marijuana act. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:38:17 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1269 at http://michiganradio.org Federal judge rules against medical marijuana patient fired from Wal-Mart Judge to hear arguments in medical marijuana case http://michiganradio.org/post/judge-hear-arguments-medical-marijuana-case <p><span class="dateline"><span>DETROIT, MICH.</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(Michigan Radio)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>A federal judge in Grand Rapids will hear arguments tomorrow in a <a href="http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/2010-6-29-CasiasvWalMart-Complaint.pdf">suit </a>challenging the firing of a medical marijuana patient.<br> Joseph Cassias was fired from a Walmart in Battle Creek a year ago after he tested positive for marijuana.</span></span> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:38:01 +0000 Sarah Hulett 310 at http://michiganradio.org Judge to hear arguments in medical marijuana case