Well it has already been said, but since this article is 8 years old, probably not a bad thing to rimnd folks.
First off, the low prices are necessary in this economy. Don't blame Wal-Mart for the economy, look at your government for that. Turning around the economy so that folks don't have to shop exclusively at Wal-mart is the best start.
Boycotting Wal-mart is a great idea...if you can afford it. Speaking as one who is also suffering through these economic times, I would if I could.
So while you are boycotting and yelling at the government about the economy and take yet a third step. The only way to take down a giant is to cut off his supply. And yes, boycotting is a form of that, but considering the USA as we know it, I can't imagine even a 20% downswing in Wal-mart sales across the US to even make a dent. No, the hit in the supply I'm talking about is more strict corporate policies...and yes, enforced by the government. I am not a union person, but I would think the shutting out of any union effort for a company of this size should just not be allowed. Hell, the NFL has a player's union for God's sake.
the last thing to effect the fat cats there is to find some legal loophole that forces some sort of review of their supplier, hiring policies, and every other shady thing these people have figured out.
If you want to boycott, go for it, I do as much as I can. But there has to be a way to hit them harder. I just wish I knew what it was...I'd start tomorrow morning.
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