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|Subject: Re: Ethics and LBYM||Date: 11/24/2012 11:33 AM|
|Author: SeattlePioneer||Number: 869018 of 886571|
<<I'll gladly pay a little more at a retailer who treats their employees fairly.>>
The hate campaign being waged against Wal-Mart is inspired, organized and maintained mostly by the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
Their BIGGEST issue with Wal-Mart is their fear that Wal-Mart will compete with their heavily unionized grocery stores in urban areas, putting them out of business.
Wal-Mart's labor standards appear to be at least as high as the norm in their retail store business such as Target, Sears and such, and a good deal higher than most of the mom 'n pop stores they compete against in rural areas.
On the whole I'd say Wal-Mart is neutral to somewhat positive in the way it treats employees. The Wal-Mart hate campaign is mostly about giving the Union power to exclude Wal-Mart from certain kinds of business in certain urban areas.
That's what the Wal-Mart hate campaign is really all about, and that's what it has accomplished in some degree. If that's adequate reason for someone to participate in this hate campaign, help yourself.
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