Wednesday, August 31, 2005

How Horrible Is Wal*Mart?

It's fashionable to pile on Wal*Mart. Here in America we root for the underdog and generally don't like any person or organization who might possibly be too big for his breeches.

Unions are anti-Wal*Mart, saying it doesn't pay its employees fair wages. Apparently they could be working somewhere else for far more money. But that isn't the point. Wal*Mart is bad, that's all there is to it. The Washington State NEA affiliate, which reimburses teachers for extraordinary expenses they undertake on behalf of students (such as purchasing winter coats for kids who don't have one), will no longer reimburse receipts from Wal*Mart. What does the NEA platform say about Wal*Mart specifically?

It's pretty obvious I'm a Wal*Mart fan. Here's yet another reason why.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/walmart/view/

Greg said...

Hmmm. It sounds like the Washington NEA is undertaking activities unrelated to collective bargaining and representing the teachers. I wonder if they're refunding an appropriate portion of union dues, as per the rights established by the Supreme Court's Beck decision?

Darren said...

The current and the last administration don't really enforce the Beck decision, unfortunately.

Darren said...

See page 23 of this report, mentioned in the comments of another post:
http://www.effwa.org/pdfs/labor2005.pdf

Anonymous said...

More on the NEA and WalMart:

http://www.atlasblogged.com/archives/2005/07/national_educat.php

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