"Walmart is just a bully, and people across the country are starting to see the real Walmart, that's why I continue to stand up, because the time for change is now."
Best known to U.S. readers as the author of Call of the Wild, London also wrote several powerful works dealing with workers, capitalism and socialism - including his famous dystopian novel The Iron Heel.
On this day in 1888, the employee time clock was invented by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, N.Y. Bundy's brother Harlow started mass producing them a year later.
In 1947 the 81st Congress, controlled by Republicans for the first time since 1930, overruled President Truman's veto and rammed the Taft-Hartley Law through Congress, severely limited strike activities .
On Nov. 5, 2007, some 12,000 movie and television writers were forced to go on strike over when industry executives refused to structure compensation in their contract for content delivered over the Internet and via DVDs.
Ed Meese, attorney general (the main legal advisor to the government) in the Ronald Reagan administration, urged employers to begin spying on workers.
On October 15, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act establishing that unions are not "conspiracies" under the law.
We've heard of ridiculous excuses companies use to fire pro-union workers, but a Seattle Subway shop takes the cake...er, cookie. Working Washington reports the firm fired Carlos Hernandez for giving a 66-cent cookie, free, to a 3-year-old.
She reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. After reporting on the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, N. C., in 1929, she wrote her famous novel, "Strike!"
The company is in violation of the standards on freedom of association, the report notes, because of Nissan's "aggressive interference" with workers attempting to exercise their fundamental right to organize a union.