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Criticism of Walmart

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A typical Wal-Mart Supercenter in Madison Heights, Virginia

Wal-Mart has been subject to criticism by various groups and individuals. Among these are some labor unions, community groups, grassroots organizations, religious organizations, environmental groups and Wal-Mart customers. They have protested against Wal-Mart, the company’s policies and business practices, including charges of racial and gender discrimination. [1][2][3] Other areas of criticism include the corporation’s foreign product sourcing, treatment of product suppliers, environmental practices, the use of public subsidies, and the company’s security policies.[4] Wal-Mart denies doing anything wrong and maintains that low prices are the result of efficiency.[5][6][7]

In 2005, labor unions created new organizations and websites to influence public opinion against Wal-Mart, including Wake Up Wal-Mart (United Food and Commercial Workers) and Walmart Watch (Service Employees International Union). By the end of 2005, Wal-Mart had launched Working Families for Wal-Mart to counter criticisms made by these groups. Additional efforts to counter criticism include launching a public relations campaign in 2005 through its public relations website,[8] which included several television commercials. The company retained the public relations firm Edelman to interact with the press and respond to negative media reports,[9] and has started interacting directly with bloggers by sending them news, suggesting topics for postings, and sometimes inviting them to visit Walmart’s corporate headquarters.[10]

Economists at the Cato Institute suggest that Wal-Mart is a success because it sells products that people want to buy at low prices, satisfying customers’ wants and needs. However, Wal-Mart critics argue that Wal-Mart’s lower prices draw customers away from other smaller businesses, hurting the community.[11][12]

Contents

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  • 1 Local communities
  • 2 Allegations of predatory pricing and supplier issues
  • 3 Employee and labor relations
    • 3.1 Wages
    • 3.2 Working conditions
    • 3.3 Employees using prescription drugs
    • 3.4 Health insurance
    • 3.5 Labor union opposition
  • 4 Imports and globalization
    • 4.1 Overseas labor concerns
    • 4.2 Allegations of bribery and coverup in Mexico
  • 5 Product selection
  • 6 Taxes
  • 7 Homage to Augusto Pinochet
  • 8 See also
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Local communities

Walmart opened its Teotihuacan Superstore near the Pyramid of the Moon (shown) amid community protests.

When Walmart plans new store locations, activists sometimes oppose the new store and attempt to block its construction. Opponents cite concerns such as traffic congestion, environment problems, public safety, absentee landlordism, bad public relations, low wages and benefits, and predatory pricing.[13][14][15][16][17] Opposition sometimes includes protest marches by competitors, informed citizens, activists, labor unions, and religious groups.[18][19][20] In some instances, activists demonstrated their opposition by causing property damage to store buildings or by creating bomb scares.[21][22] Some city councils have denied permits to developers planning to include a Walmart in their project. Those who defend Walmart cite consumer choice and overall benefits to the economy, and object to bringing the issue into the political arena.[23]

On January 3, 2011 it was discovered that the entrance to one of the holding corporate buildings of Walmart Chile had a plate in homage to Augusto Pinochet, ex-Chilean dictator responsible of various human rights abuses,[125] only after much controversy Walmart Chile decided to remove said plate.[126]

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One thought on “Background Info: Wikipedia “Criticism of Walmart” Page

  1. Wow, siting Wikipedia for your anti-WalMart (I mean Fair Wage) Act, which any idiot can change the text of at will… Very convincing.

    Can any one of you FairWagers actually provide a list of businesses that will and will not be affected by your proposal? Do you know how many businesses near the cut-off point will simply fire X number of employees to reach said cut-off? Do you really care, since this is all about the fact that this is all actually about you being butt-hurt over Wal Mart coming to Humboldt?
    Is the answer to ANY of the above actually ‘no’?
    Yeah, I thought not.

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