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smiley.gif When Wal-Mart employees stand up for themselves and try to form a union, they face threats, propaganda, discrimination, intimidation, and even firings in retaliation. As the word’s largest employer, the company’s abysmal labor standards and aggressive interference with its employees’ democratic right to form unions has a hand in legitimizing the widespread use of this behavior.



Wal-Mart Mobilizing against the Employee Free Choice Act
August 01, 2008

Wal-Mart is now organizing its store supervisors against Democrats and other candidates who support the Employee Free Choice Act.  According to the Wall-Street Journal:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they’ll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies — including Wal-Mart.

Unfortunately for Wal-Mart workers, this intimidation is nothing new.  It’s actually part and parcel for Wal-Mart’s  business plan.  When Wal-Mart employees stand up for themselves and try to form a union, they face threats, propaganda, discrimination, intimidation, and even firings in retaliation. 

» Learn More about Wal-Mart’s "mobilization"

 
Critiquing Wal-Mart’s Unsustainable Business Model
October 01, 2007

Exposing the harmful impact of Wal-Mart’s low-cost, low-price business model is the subject of the recently released report "Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Initiative: A Civil Society Critique."  Twenty-three organizations, including American Rights at Work, reveal how the big box retailer’s business model undermines the environment, communities, and workers.

» View a press release
» Check out our contribution to the report (PDF)
» Download the whole report  (PDF)

 
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