Wal-Mart On Unions and Family Values

february 15, 2005

Wal-Mart is getting hit hard by unions, as they should be. Their labor woes are growing by the minute and the news should be spreading fast. On unions:

The world's largest retailer suffered a wave of bad publicity last week when it announced the closure of a Wal-Mart store in Saguenay, Quebec, that was on the cusp of negotiating a union contract. Had the effort, which was led by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, succeeded, the store world have been the first in North America to force the corporate giant to honor a store's legal right to unionize.
And on child labor, now here's a company that is really pushing for "family values":
[B]etween 1998 and 2002, involved one case in New Hampshire where a youth was using a chain saw to trim Christmas trees. A majority of the cases in Connecticut involved children loading paper balers.
Wal-Mart is running an expensive ad campaign to try to cover up all their wrong doings. And for a lot of the dumb sheep Americans out there who are only concerned about saving a penny, it might just work on those poor souls. For the rest of us, we will continue to shop elsewhere and not support this terrible company.