Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wal-Mart: Yup, still evil

Human Rights Watch compiled 210 pages of union-busting goodness that Wal-Mart has been up to its neck in. Included are the 'rapid response team' of union-busters that's flown in to each store should an organizer show up and start talking to folks about their rights. Then there's the video surveillance on the premises that videotapes employees talking to each other. It all adds up to a climate of fear and intimidation that makes organizing rather unlikely. My favorite quote:
She said the [rapid-response] team also tells workers that unions are outdated and are represented by "aggressive, harassing and unsavory people," she said.
I want that on my tombstone--here lies an aggressive, harassing, and unsavory person.

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