Undercover at Walmart

Making Change at Walmart • March 7, 2012

“What’s it like to work at Walmart?”

I have lost count of the number of times I have been asked this question. At first, my working-class roots got the better of me. I’d smile icily to whatever well-intentioned person had asked the question, and ask earnestly, “Have you ever had a crummy job? It’s like that.

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Join me, @MasseyDaniel and Barry Lynn @NewAmericaNYC on Weds 2/29 to talk about Walmart vs. NYC. #AWE http://ow.ly/9fCaf

Join me, New America’s Barry Lynn and Crain’s New York Business reporter Danny Massey to talk about Walmart, food and New York City. Walmart Vs. New York‘ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:30pm – 8:15pm New America Foundation 199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B New York, NY Particularly timely given this fascinating new report from Food and … Read more

Get Walmart Out Of Your Kitchen: A Reason To Learn To Cook

The Good Life • Feb. 22, 2012

On Salon.com, Emma Mustich talks to Tracie McMillan, the author of “The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table,” about whether we have the inalienable right to eat fresh food. While in Thomas Jefferson’s day, the poor ate less fresh food than the rich, now most American single guys spend less than one percent of their income on fresh produce, but up to half their food dollars on eating out.

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post-holiday catchup: Walmart in NYC

In the crushing buildup to the holiday, I nearly missed this scuffle in New York over Walmart’s ongoing effort to open stores in the city. Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer released a report a couple weeks ago suggesting that adding a Walmart to Harlem would force local businesses to close. That’s a reasonable fear, … Read more

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