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Letter from a current WM Associate

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Today may be the day that the Maryland legislature (hopefully) overrides Gov. Ehrlich’s veto of Fair Share for Health Care. In case you watch too much Fox News and believe that this is all about unions and greed, I wanted to share an open letter from a current Wal-Mart Associate (who should be commended for […]

Faith Leaders Call on Wal-Mart to “Change for the Better”

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Leaders of faith representing over 1.3 million Americans have joined in a nationwide initiative to call on Wal-Mart and CEO Lee Scott to “change for the better” this Holiday season. As part of this faith-based effort, 65 respected faith-based leaders signed a joint letter to Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, which states “in the […]

Pork Projects, Katrina, and Wal-Mart

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

A post by Kos the other day about an amendment by Tom Coburn to cut pork projects from the spending bill in order to free up more money for Katrina reconstruction got me thinking. Wal-Mart gave $15 million towards Katrina aid. Very generous, well timed, and much needed, though the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy […]

Lee Scott to speak at Wichita State University

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The Wichita Business Journal gives us the info: H. Lee Scott Jr., president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and a Pittsburg State University alumnus, will speak from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. December 7 in the CAC Theater on the WSU campus. Scott, who’s logged 27 years at Wal-Mart, will also speak later that day […]

Wal-Mart “Community Affairs”: nobody home

Friday, October 14th, 2005

I just came across a full page ad that Wal-Mart took out in the Washington Post Weekend Section on October 8, 2005. The ad does not mention Wal-Mart specifically, but urges Prince George’s County (MD) residents to oppose a bill, CB-19, which the ad claims “prevents large retailers from providing the best possible services and […]