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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

Supply Chain Workers Tell Walmart’s Dirty Secrets


http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2013/04/supply-chain-workers-tell-walmart%E2%80%99s-dirty-secrets

April 23, 2013 / Jenny Brown



Workers all along Walmart's supply chain, from factory to store, marched to Walmart board member Michele Burns' residence in downtown Manhattan April 18 with a letter asking for compensation for the Tazreen fire victims and demanding that Walmart sign a fire-safety agreement with Bangladeshi unions. Photo: Jenny Brown.


Walmart has cut store staffing so severely that in some cases workers have no time to stock shelves, and the few remaining checkers face customers who’ve been waiting in line for 30 minutes.

That’s just the newest symptom of Walmart’s profit-at-any-cost policies, which create miserable conditions along the company’s whole supply chain, said Walmart workers who compared notes Thursday in New York.

They gathered to remember 112 garment workers who died in the Tazreen Fashion factory fire near Dhaka, Bangladesh, last November. About 100 marched to the house of Walmart board member Michele Burns with a letter asking for compensation for the victims and demanding that Walmart sign a fire-safety agreement with Bangladeshi unions.

Police and building security prevented delivery of the letter, so workers, including Sumi Abedin, a young survivor of the fire, stood outside in the dusk, reading the names of the dead and holding a series of long, black, coffin-shaped signs that spelled W-A-L-M-A-R-T.

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femmocrat Apr 2013 #1
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antigop Apr 2013 #3
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Omaha Steve Apr 2013 #6

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. K & R

The latest tragedy in Bangladesh (this week) will continue to shine a glaring light on Walmart and other clothing retailers who contract sweatshop labor.

Check out this link for a list of some of the clothing labels: http://www.democraticunderground.com/11172632

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:01 PM

2. K&R nt

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:05 PM

3. K & r nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:16 PM

4. target?

Target can't be much better, How is it they are dodging bad press?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:27 PM

5. ''It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.'' ~Krishnamurti

 

- K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 11:01 PM

7. Oh gosh, that's so applicable

to this and a whole lot of other stuff. I would list examples but I don't feel like depressing myself today. My heart needs a break.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:50 PM

6. It isn't offent a labor post makes it to the trending now on the front page


THANK YOU!




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