The week in Wal-Mart

We wanted to leave SNL skit up in front of the blog because we loved it so much, but here’s an overview in the Week in Wal-Mart…

In Montreal, Wal-Mart has lost a battle in the Quebec Court of Appeal to fight the unionization of its store in Gatineau. Back in the US – Oklahoma, Wal-Mart has just settled a $5.1 million dollar class-action lawsuit brought by the estates of 73 former employees, it turns out Wal-Mart had taken out life insurance policies on its employees, making itself the beneficiary, the families of the employees who passed away were forced to sue in order to recover the life insurance benefits…What a disgusting move by the worlds largest employer.

In a terribly sad story a family in Indianapolis sues Wal-Mart for the death of their 3 year old son. The family of a 3-year-old killed in July when a mirror fell on him at an Indianapolis Wal-Mart store filed a lawsuit charging negligence and seeking unspecified damages. Wal-Mart’s layaway program see’s its last day.

Senior marketing executive Julie Roehm has left Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after less than a year on the job, which then lead to the diminish of Wal-Mart’s new Ad agency after signing a $570 million dollar contract. The New York Times actually wrote a great article on the entire bizzare situation read that here.