Earlier this month, the Times reported that President Obama was seeking to expand overtime pay to millions of workers including “fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and others whom many businesses currently classify as ‘executive or professional’ employees to avoid paying them overtime.”
Josh Eidelson attended Wamart’s shareholers’ meeting in Arkansas over the weekend. Great fun! Superb cast! Hugh Jackman was there and Tom Cruise and Jennifer Hudson! Oh and also some OUR Walmart protesers. Here’s one: “They said Walmart’s going to donate a million dinners for American people that are hungry, and they’re going to bring them to their local food bank. And the saddest thing is that their associates are going to be going to those same food banks to get that food.“
Josh Eidelson is in Bentonville, Arkansas covering OUR Walmart’s visit to Walmart HQ during its weeklong strike after earlier demonstrators were met with retaliation. Love this interaction in a Walmart museum between the blue shirts (Walmart employees in town for a Walmart meeting) and the green shirts (OUR Walmart members).