Is Wal-Mart Good for Coventry?
Coventry Teachers' Alliance
Wal-Mart is the
twentieth-largest economy in the world. (Source)
Yet, the most common job
at Wal-Mart, the Sales Associate, pays under the Federal Poverty Level
Wal-Mart is also
vehemently against unionization of its workforce, spending hundreds of thousands
of dollars to combat worker organization, such as an "Anti-Union Hotline" for
Think for a moment: Why are teacher benefits and salaries constantly under attack? If the tide of labor compensation is being pulled down by a low wage mega-corporation like Wal-Mart, equitable and livable teacher wages seem high in comparison. What's good for our community?: Livable wages and benefits for working families or cheap prices from imported goods from "sweatshop" economies, like China? ( Wal-Mart imported $18 billion in goods from China in 2004)
What's in your future? Is it worth shopping and supporting Wal-Mart?
Helpful Websites to Inform Yourself
Wal-Mart: The High
Cost of Low Price Movie
(See your CTA Union Representative about borrowing the DVD - Movie Flyer)
Wal-Mart Employee Training Anti-Union Video