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US Groups File Election Complaint Against Wal-Mart


CHICAGO (Reuters) – Labor groups on Thursday asked federal regulators to look into whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc broke the law during company meetings with store managers where it warned about the consequences of a proposed labor law backed by Democrats.

At issue is whether Wal-Mart’s discussion of the law, which would make it easier for workers to unionize, amounted to an effort to dissuade employees from voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Wal-Mart denies that it tried to influence voting.

Read more:  http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/08/14/10996

Sometimes Davey Wins

Let’s hope Davey wins in this case.  Residents are opposed to zoning changes for a Wal-Mart supercenter to be built in a building it currently owns due to the change in the neighborhood such a center would create.  It won’t stop Wal-Mart from operating a store there, but if the zoning change isn’t approved it will put a damper in Wal-Mart’s plans.

I’m glad residents are standing up against the giant.  I wish, though, that other things about Wal-Mart would be brought forth in its practices, such as only hiring part time employees to avoid paying benefits and this:

Grocery Baggers In Mexican Wal-Mart Receive No Pay Or Benefits

Wal-Mart Does Not Pay A Dime To Baggers In Mexico – Tips Only.

Read information on this site about The Real Facts About Wal-Mart

Here is the article from the Deseret News today about the Wal-Mart here:

Wal-Mart zone change opposed in Sugar House