hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

Sam's Club (part of Walmart)

Headquarters in USA

Sam's Club website


🔎 Run a search for “Sam's Club (part of Walmart)”

Get RSS feed of these results

All stories

1 April 2019

Mexico: Workers strike for higher wages in factories run by US companies and subcontractors

Author: Vox

“Thousands of workers at US factories in Mexico are striking for higher wages”, 28th March 2019...

Read more

18 February 2014

Walmart lawsuit (re gender discrimination in USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2001, six female employees of Walmart filed suit against their company in US federal court alleging that Walmart discriminated against them in salary, bonuses and training.  After extensive discovery and oral argument, in 2003 the plaintiffs filed...

Read more

8 August 2013

Wal-Mart Agrees To Improve Workplace Safety Conditions After Fined For Unlocked Trash Compactors and Poorly Handled Chemicals (USA)

Author: Rebekah Marcarelli, Headlines & Global News

Wal-Mart Stores...has agreed to make some safety improvements and pay a $190,000 fine after violations were found concerning trash compactors and chemicals. The improvements will be implemented in over 2,800 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores...Violations...

Read more

31 July 2013

Case profile: Walmart lawsuit (re gender discrimination in USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Walmart filed in US court claiming the company had discriminated against its female employees.]

Read more

5 December 2012

Documents Indicate Walmart Blocked Safety Push in Bangladesh

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

...[O]fficials who attended a meeting held in Bangladesh in 2011 to discuss factory safety in the garment industry said on Wednesday that the Walmart official there played the lead role in blocking an effort to have global retailers pay more for...

Read more

1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

Read more

27 October 2011

Wal-Mart Workers Limit Gender Bias Suit to California Stores [USA]

Author: Margaret Cronin Fisk, Karen Gullo, Bloomberg

Women who originally sued Wal-Mart Stores...for sex discrimination on behalf of 1 million female co-workers across the U.S. amended their suit to cover bias claims of only workers in California. The more limited filing...followed a U.S. Supreme Court...

Read more

25 September 2011

Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

Author: Erik Eckholm, New York Times

The culture war over gay rights has entered the impersonal world of e-commerce...[A]dvocates...have put many of the country’s largest retailers…on the spot over their indirect and...unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups...opposing...

Read more

12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

Read more

15 April 2011

Wal-Mart Settles Slur Suit [USA]

Author: Miguel Bustillo, Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $440,000 to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Mexican immigrant workers at a California Sam's Club who claimed they were harassed about their national origin by a...

Read more