What else do you expect. That's why Consumer Reports always put WMT in last place when it reviews retailers.
Sure show how little WMT cares about it workers as well as the communities they open stores in.
Super-retailer Walmart has been slapped with $110 million in environmental fines after pleading guilty to improperly dumping pesticides — all of it returned by customers — into public sewers and landfills, creating a toxic nightmare.
The Justice Department's Environmental Crimes Section told Secrets that it was the second-largest environmental criminal fine ever imposed in U.S. history after the $4 billion BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Walmart pleaded guilty to an assortment of charges with fines totaling more than $110 million for violating state laws and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The Arkansas firm will pay $81.6 million in fines in cases brought by Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency and the rest the result of cases brought by Missouri and California.
It is interesting how wmt workers sleep in their cars, Costco workers are buying new homes.
The study was debunked. It was found to have a flawed study group.
You are paying Wal-Mart employees’ wages. Yep, you.
The notoriously stingy company cuts every corner to keep prices low, and one of those corners is the payroll. It pays employees peanuts (and then cheats them of their overtime peanuts, but that is another story). By “peanuts” I mean an average of $8.81 per hour.
Many of these workers need welfare to survive. Thus you, the taxpayer, are paying part of Wal-Mart employees’ incomes, to the tune of between $900,000 and $1.75 million per store, and about $5,815 per employee. The welfare programs Wal-Mart workers rely on include Medicaid, subsidized housing and SNAP (aka food stamps — contrary to popular belief, over 40 percent of SNAP recipients live in a household with a wage-earner). Mother Jones breaks down the dollar figures each welfare benefit pays Wal-Mart employees in just the state of Wisconsin, concluding that taxpayers pay up to $67.5 million every year to support the company’s Wisconsin workers. And there are 49 more states full of Wal-Marts to pay for.
Their workers wages?
I type fast and make errors, but so what. This is not a literary contest. Isn't it amazing how people's personalities come out through the printed word? I am always amazed at how you can get inside a person's brain through the printed word.
Wal-Mart’s 1.3 million workers won a big victory Monday when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the retail giant had broken the law by firing and harassing employees who spoke out — and in some cases went on strike — to protest the company’s poverty pay and abusive labor practices.
The federal agency will prosecute Wal-Mart’s illegal firings and disciplinary actions involving more than 117 workers, including those who went on strike last June as part of a growing movement of company employees. The ruling is likely to accelerate the burgeoning protest movement among Wal-Mart employees, upset with low pay, stingy benefits, arbitrary work schedules and part-time jobs.
No shep it isn't getting greener, in fact it is polluting more now than ever. It pollutes more now than it did when they promised in 2005 to cut emissions.
Walmart workers and their supporters are planning to kick off this year's holiday shopping season with protests at 1,500 Walmart stores around the country on Nov. 29. Advocates for Walmart workers hope to use Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, to draw attention to what they describe as low wages and retaliation against employees who criticize the company.
I really like Costco. You don't to look around and wonder which worker is on welfare.
Now I think that Walmart is the corrupt one. After they broke the laws and the poor workers are the ones that take the brunt, stress and the punishment for wmt's illegal activity.