How Walmart Contributes to the Recession
by Pat Healy, Fri Mar 27, 2009 at 12:41:32 PM EDT
The Wal-Mart apologists like to point to the retailer's prices as an example of saving Americans money, but in reality, Wal-Mart is an emblem of the debt economy in the early 2000's. The company bought cheap Chinese crap and sold it to Americans on credit. It's a disgusting and unfortunate evolution of the American economy.
To make matters worse, Wal-Mart is now laying off 1,000's of employees, most recently in Columbus. Now I know that no retailer is immune from the recession, but the way in which Wal-Mart treats American workers is particularly disturbing. They streamroll local economies, force mom-and-pop out of business, bust unions and then fire workers at their whim.
These ugly business practices are why I'm doing work with Wake Up Wal-Mart. If you know anyone who has been a victim of Wal-Mart - either directly or indirectly - I encourage them to check out our website and join the good fight. American workers deserver better and now is the time to reform!