Firing Workers for Organizing: One More Reason to Boycott Walmart
Need a reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: the corporation has fired 11 of its workers for organizing fellow workers to advocate for better pay and working conditions — a legally-protected activity. Dozens more have been punished by Walmart without losing their jobs.
Is that not enough? Do you need another reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: Walmart just pled guilty to dumping pollutants — not just in one location but in 18 California counties.
Is that still not enough? Do you need yet another reason to boycott Walmart? How about this: The thousand-plus legions underpaid Bangladeshi workers who were killed in the collapse of an unsafe factory were making clothing for WalMart. WalMart flooded the world with public relations documents claiming it had ended its relationship with that sweatshop factory, but in fact was taking in huge amounts of clothing from that supplier, making profits off of paying pennies a day to poor people doomed to death and then lying about it. It’s not just a Bangladesh problem either. Walmart products = sweatshop labor.
Do you still need another reason to boycott Walmart? Well, then apparently you need a head transplant.