High Cost of Cheap Prices
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Chinese Workers Barely Subsist While Factory Profits Pay
for War Materials to Fight U.S.A. (by Jim Welch) - Their Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford To
Buy Our U.S.-Made Merchandise
Say Wal-Mart Forces Workers to Toil Off the Clock (New York Times) - ongoing
Big Brother Comes to Wal-Mart:
Implementing RFID - Action item: get your congressperson to co-sponsor legislation to
require conspicuous labeling of RFID-tracked items.
(NewWithViews; June 11, 2003)
Wal-Mart provides an up-front savings for shoppers, but the cost is carried by
increasingly brutal labor conditions, especially in China, but also in the U.S. Because Wal-Mart
is now the largest corporation in the world, its practice of disregarding human rights for the
sake of a good sale on the other side of the world is setting an ominous trend in an industry that
is now trying to keep up with Wal-Mart by wringing more labor for less and less compensation.
Consider, also, that foreign cheap labor comes in part because of their socialist
government that covers daily living expenses of the workers, so the true cost of labor is actually
through subsidies by a Communist system. By supporting Wal-Mart, we endanger American Free
Enterprise and prop up totalitarianism.
Now Wal-Mart is leading the way in implementing RFID product tracking, leading the
way to more of an Orwellian big brother world of tyranny here in the United States and elsewhere
in the world.
This is creating a very serious breach of conscience for millions of otherwise upright Americans,
who can sense that these low prices come at a price. It is time to stop patronizing increasingly
slave-like labor conditions at home and abroad.
Sterling D. Allan
April 30, 2002, with update Jan. 29, 2004
1) Patronize local non-Wal-Mart businesses, even though their prices may be
higher. Buying from Wal-Mart might save money now, but it is like going into debt because of the
labor crisis it is promoting. This trend has a melt-down point.
2) Inform your local Wal-Mart of your intentions to do the above. Tell them that
you do not appreciate lower prices when it means such increasingly poor labor conditions for its
workers both here and abroad.
3) Let your voice be heard by others in your circle of influence to raise
awareness of this plight.
4) Each time you do shop, whether at Wal-Mart or a previously existing business
for which Wal-Mart is a competitor, hand the cashier a card summarizing your reservations.
Big Box Knockout: Community versus Consumerism - Ed Video, 16A Wyndham
St., P.O. Box 1629, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6R7
Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti - Disney factory workers speak
Sent: Saturday, December 28, 2002 9:52 PM
If you start using The Home Depot..the stories will be worse than walmart. Wal mart reminds me of
the home depot in many ways. Start a forum on the home depot, and lets start taking on the home
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