I was looking at a resource I use in my business this morning, and I saw a conversation about walmart wanting to offer mortgage services as part of its application to the FDIC for a banking permit to be run out of a Utah headquarters. I couldn’t help myself, and I posted a long tirade against walmart in any of its forms… part of my ammunition is taken from the wakeupwalmart site (http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/), a place where they track the national actions of the company. Anyway, I just can’t help but go off on people who think walmart is the shiznit.
A quote from a recent newspaper article regarding walmart’s operations and tactics:
>>>The national movement to change Wal-Mart is not only a struggle to improve the lives of Wal-Mart's 1.35 million employees and their families, but also a struggle for a better America. It is a fight to live in a country where Wal-Mart workers, and all working people, can rise above poverty, provide their families with health care, and work free of discrimination and exploitation. The campaign to change Wal-Mart is the next big struggle for social and economic justice in America and follows in the great tradition of the civil rights movement.
As the largest employer in America, Wal-Mart has a responsibility to ensure its workers and their families have jobs that provide affordable health care, retirement security, and a safe and just workplace. It is shockingly immoral for Wal-Mart, a company with $11 billion in annual profits, not to provide company health care to more than 775,000 of its workers and their families, many of whom are African-Americans, leaving nearly one out of every two children of its employees uninsured or on public assistance at a cost to taxpayers of $1.37 billion every year.
For the complete article http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20060306-ajc.html