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May 12, 2007

What the Mom Working at WalMart Really Wants for Mother's Day

Woman14 leading women's groups in the U.S. have joined with WakeupWalmart.com to launch the
Moms Deserve Better Than Wal-Mart Campaign.

Here's the campaign pledge:

I, _____________, pledge not to buy a Mother's Day gift from Wal-Mart unless Wal-Mart promises to pay a living wage, provide affordable health care, and end its anti-family policies that hurt all women, especially moms, who work at Wal-Mart.
This year, until Wal-Mart changes for the better, I promise to
"Love Mom, Not Wal-Mart"

Related:
Christian Science Monitor Review of The Wal-Mart Effect by Fast Company Editor Charles Fishman: "Today, when Wal-Mart negotiates with suppliers, it tends to get its way. The firm has an obsession, Fishman reports, 'almost a corporate fetish' with the kind of cost- and price-cutting that have made Wal-Mart a consumer magnet....Dangling the prospect of volume sales, it essentially gets companies hooked....Wal-mart is perhaps a perfect fit for the culture that spawned it - one that simultaneously values frugality and loves to consume."

WalMart Watch: "Our mission is to persuade Wal-Mart to assume its leadership role as America's largest corporation and enact positive change."

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