<<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.Seattle Pioneer
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