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Thursday, 2003-12-04

always low wages

Always Low Wages. Always.

My last post focused on an article by the Village Voice. Although the article cited did make points about Walmart's practices, mine, I've since realized, didn't. This may have left some wondering why I'd title the entry "always low prices! i wonder why" without any further explanation as to why such a statement was made.

I do have my reasons.

Today I received (via email) a "Featured Action" from Act For Change. It's purpose it to educate the public to Walmart's low wage/poor benefits practices. Apparently, my post was created with near perfect timing. Below is a snippet of the petition.

Don't Buy Me Wal-Mart for the Holidays
Petition at Act For Change

Sure, it's cheap to shop at Wal-Mart, but at what cost? Wal-Mart brings you its rock bottom prices by underpaying employees and forcing its suppliers to do the same. And when big box Wal-Mart comes to town, local businesses that treat their employees better can't compete and are forced out of business.

That's only a general overview though. Even still, it succinctly explains my reasons for dissatisfaction with the corporation. If you want hard undeniable facts, they can be found at Working For Change.


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