Baptist Pastor Featured in Campaign to Change Wal-Mart

A Kentucky Baptist pastor is featured in a television commercial being aired in the Bible Belt urging followers of Jesus to think twice before doing their Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart. “Jesus said do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” said...

Is CEO Greed Fueling U.S. Industry?

Two weeks ago Johnson Controls, following a trend all too common throughout the United States, announced it was shutting down its operations in my small town of Holland, Mich., and moving to Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, where they can employ workers for $80.77 a week. Why...

Wal-Mart: Always Low Wages?

On Dec. 20, 2002, a federal jury in Portland, Ore., found Wal-Mart guilty of forcing its employees to work unpaid overtime. These employees were pressured to clock out after working 40 hours, but continued working in violation of the Federal Labor Standards Acts,...

Poverty Rate Rises, Income Drops, Census Bureau Reports

The number of Americans living in poverty grew by 1.7 million last year, according to new estimates by the Census Bureau. The new report, the Current Population Survey, is considered more accurate than preliminary figures released three weeks ago and is used by the...