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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Watch a Walmart Spokesman Squirm When Asked About the Poor Treatment of Workers

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

ThinkProgress posted this great video of David Tovar, Walmart's Vice President of Communications, being forced to address his company's shitty treatment of workers on CNN:

This is noteworthy because Walmart has been called upon to publicly address their terrible policies many times in the past, but they've never actively tried to combat those charges before. And for the record, Tovar's claims that Walmart has a "very strict retaliation, um, anti-retaliation policy" smells like bullshit to me. When I worked there (for a month when I was 19), I had to watch a terrible anti-union video in the first few hours of my employment. Walmart is as actively anti-employee as a business can be without inciting all-out revolt. I hope the Black Friday employee walkout brings more attention to the shameful way this company does business.

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