In today’s New York Sun, Mayor Bloomberg says of Wal-Mart; “Wal-Mart clearly shares our goals, and their commitment to public safety really is commendable,” This morning, New York’s largest Grocery Union was taken back by this comment and issued a response.
“With all due respect to the Mayor, I would ask him to take a close look at Wal-marts long, well documented history of being one this country’s most irresponsible employers. Wal-mart has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in wage and hour violations, encouraged workers to go on tax payer funded healthcare rather than provide accessible insurance, has allowed overseas child labor to produce their products, is a defendant in this Nation’s largest gender discrimination lawsuit and been responsible for the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs and lost local businesses. Their overall behavior has been anything but responsible,” stated Bruce W. Both, President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500.
Read the entire Press Release at Local 1500’s blog.