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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Call To Action: Stop WalMart's Union Busting Tactics

This arrived in my inbox from Care2 yesterday afternoon...

Dear Robbie

It seems like every day brings another scandal about Wal-Mart's ruthless labor tactics. In a recent example, workers at a Wal-Mart store in Jonquière, Quebec tried to form a union. But rather than negotiate with the employees for better wages and healthcare, Wal-Mart simply closed the store and laid-off all of its workers.

Sign the petition:

Sadly, Wal-Mart's aggressive campaign to prevent its workers from forming unions continues unabated. When Wal-Mart's workers try to organize, they often endure threats, discrimination, intimidation, and even firings. Is this any way to treat employees whose goal is merely to sit down with management to discuss fair pay, more affordable health care, and worker safety concerns?

Wal-Mart's behavior has a huge impact on our society. The company employs a staggering 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone - from students working to pay for school, to single parents supporting families and elderly employees looking to supplement a fixed income. While they struggle to make ends meet, Wal-Mart, the world's largest company, rakes in $10 billion a year in profit.

Clearly, Wal-Mart can afford to give its workforce a slightly bigger piece of the pie.
But to succeed against this corporate behemoth, we'll need your help.

Tell Wal-Mart that workers rights are human rights; let them know their union-busting tactics must stop:

Thank you for taking action today!

- Dawn Sanders
Care2 and ThePetition


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