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Taming Walmart

Journalist Liza Featherstone on women, Walmart, and the future of American labor.

Walmart workers picket outside of a store in Duarte, California in November 2013. Aurelio Barrera / Flickr

Liza Featherstone is a journalist and Jacobin contributing editor whose book Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart covers one of the largest class-action lawsuits in American history. In this conversation, she talks about growing up in an activist family, how Walmart has shaped global capitalism, and the future of US labor politics.