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Walmart Offers To Fund College Degrees For Workers

Bloomberg reports: Walmart Inc. will fund college degrees for its U.S. workforce, the latest benefit rolled out by the nation’s largest private employer to reduce turnover and counter criticism over its treatment of staff. The retailer’s 1.5 million employees can now pursue associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in business or supply-chain management at three nonprofit schools for $1 a day, according ...

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Walmart In Talks To Acquire Health Insurer Humana

Barron’s reports: News broke late Thursday that Walmart is in preliminary talks to buy the insurer Humana: Sources told The Wall Street Journal that the two companies are discussing a “range of options” that includes an acquisition. Although no details of the deal are known at the moment, it would be Walmart’s biggest acquisition on record. Humana’s market value is ...

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Walmart Raises Minimum Gun Purchase Age To 21

The Associated Press reports: Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. The move comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced earlier in the day that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years old. It didn’t ...

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Walmart To Lay Off Thousands, Close 63 Stores

The Hill reports: Walmart has announced that it will lay off thousands of workers across the country as it closes dozens of Sam’s Club locations. The announcement comes on the same day the retail giant announced it was raising its starting minimum wage for new employees to $11 an hour. The company told Business Insider that 63 Sam’s Club stores ...

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Human Rights Campaign Revokes Walmart’s Perfect Score After EEOC Complaints By Transgender Workers

Bloomberg reports: The Human Rights Campaign has taken the rare step of suspending Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s perfect score for LGBT corporate equality after two federal complaints alleged the world’s largest retailer hadn’t protected transgender employees from discrimination. Wal-Mart received its first-ever perfect score last year after it agreed to add new policies favorable to transgender workers. The suspension of the ...

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Walmart CEO Rebukes Trump On Nazis: He Missed A Critical Opportunity To Bring Our Country Together

The New York Times reports: Walmart’s chief executive issued a strong rebuke of President Trump’s response to the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president “missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together.” The criticism came in a statement that the retailer’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, emailed to employees Monday evening, which was reviewed by ...

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Christian Site Gasps In Horror After Walmart Gets 100% Score In Human Rights Campaign Equality Index

From the oh-so-very anti-LGBT LifeSiteNews: For the first time ever, Walmart has scored a “perfect” 100 percent ranking on a leading homosexual lobby group’s “corporate scorecard,” meaning that to keep its score the retail giant will now cover transsexual employees’ “sex reassignment surgeries” as part of its healthcare coverage. The decidedly anti-social-conservative “Corporate Equality Index” (CEI) is produced by Human ...

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Walmart Settles Anti-LGBT Bias Class Action Suit, Will Pay $7.5 Million To Employees Denied Spousal Benefits

The New York Times reports: Walmart announced on Friday that it had settled a lawsuit that accused the company of discriminating against gay and lesbian employees when it denied health insurance benefits to same-sex spouses. Under the deal, Walmart will set aside $7.5 million, mostly to compensate employees affected by the denial of spousal benefits during the three years before ...

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Walmart Stands Firm After Haters Ambush Shareholders Meeting Over Opposition To “Religious Freedom” Laws

Just as they did at PepsiCo’s shareholders meeting in North Carolina last month, anti-LGBT activists from the National Center for Public Policy Research ambushed Walmart executives at yesterday’s annual shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the Duggar clan infamously launched its attacks on a local pro-LGBT civil rights ordinance. The group demanded that Walmart issued a report explaining its “hypocrisy” ...

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Walmart Stays Mum On Transgender Policy

From the New York Daily News: Walmart, the country’s biggest retailer, is staying silent about its transgender bathroom policies. The Arkansas-based corporation repeatedly refused to reveal its stance about transgender bathroom use for its shoppers and employees, despite requests by the Daily News every day for the past week. Inquiries to Walmart’s media relations team were first sent last Tuesday, ...

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Haters: Boycott Target, Buycott Walmart

From the anti-LGBT group Faith Driven Consumer: Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target’s (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women’s bathrooms and changing rooms, Faith Driven Consumer is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target’s archrival Walmart (FEI ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Man Charged With Bombing Walmart For Not Selling The Confederate Flag

A 61 year-old Mississippi patriot has been charged with bombing a local Walmart because the chain no longer sells the Confederate flag. USA Today reports: Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a vehicle pulled up to an entrance of the Walmart in North Gloster around 1:30 a.m. CT. “A white male got out, lit the package and threw it in ...

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GLAD Sues Walmart Over Spousal Benefits

Via press release: Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) have filed a class action lawsuit against Walmart, charging the retail giant with discriminating against employees who were married to same-sex spouses by denying their spouses health insurance benefits. The Complaint was filed this morning in U.S. District ...

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Walmart: No More Confederate Flags

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“This Is White Trash At Its Finest”

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NEW YORK CITY: General Mills & Walmart Advertise In 2015 Pride Guide

NYC Pride released this year’s magazine yesterday and among the advertisers are General Mills’ Cheerios brand and Walmart, the latter of whom was integral to slapping down the license to discriminate bill in Arkansas. Walmart has been trying to years to open a New York City store, but has met stiff opposition from activists and elected officials. See the magazine.

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Walmart Apologizes For Refusing To Write “Gay” On Cake For Gay/Str8 Prom Couple

Walmart officials in Las Vegas have apologized after staffers refused to write the word “gay” on a cake ordered for the nationally famous gay/str8 prom couple. Jennifer Sandoval, who’s the aunt of teen Anthony Martinez, says she’s overjoyed at all the positive attention her nephew has gotten after his promposal went viral. His straight best friend, Jacob Lescenski, asked him ...

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Todd Starnes Has The Walmart Sadz

This one is definitely a boycott threat.

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Tony Perkins Has The Walmart Sadz

That looks like a boycott threat! (Tipped by JMG reader TJ)

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ARKANSAS: Gov. Asa Hutchinson Won’t Sign RFRA Bill Unless There Are Changes

Hutchinson opened his press conference by noting that his own son had signed the petition asking him to issue a veto. The influence of Walmart in today’s decision cannot be underestimated.

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