Wal-Mart’s anti trade union activities exposed

Wal-Mart, cartoon

From London daily News Line:

Thursday, 10 May 2007


THE AFL-CIO American trade union confederation has congratulated Human Rights Watch for its May Day report exposing the ‘vicious anti-union’ activities of retailing giant Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, owns Asda supermarkets in Britain.

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney stated: ‘The Human Rights Watch Report released today exposes in horrific detail Wal-Mart’s dogged and systematic exploitation of weak US labor laws and clearly illustrates why the law must be changed to protect workers’ freedom to form unions.

‘The 209-page report, Discounting Rights: Wal-Mart’s Violation of U.S. Workers’ Right to Freedom of Association, is the first comprehensive documentation of the tactics used to implement Wal-Mart’s corporate strategy to shut down workers’ efforts to form unions in their stores.

Wal-Mart spying in Britain: here.

Satirical musical on Wal-Mart: here.

3 thoughts on “Wal-Mart’s anti trade union activities exposed


    1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 every hour of every day.

    2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

    3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

    4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined

    5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private employer.

    6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

    7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

    8. During this same period, 31 Supermarket chains sought bankruptcy (including Winn-Dixie)

    9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

    10. Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 years ago.

    11. This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at a Wal- Mart store. (Earth’s population is approximately 6.5 billion).

    12. 90% of Americans live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.


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