An article on the United Church of Christ website is a call to action against Wal-Mart abuses. An excerpt follows. Read the article in its entirety here.
Wal-Mart is the largest corporation in the world and the largest private employer in the United States. It has the power and influence to set a standard for fair workplace practices. Instead, Wal-Mart engages in systematic abuses of workers:
- low wages
- few benefits
- failure to pay employees for hours worked
- anti-union behavior
- use of sweatshops
- abuse of immigrants
- displacement of smaller, local stores
Our God is a God of justice, a justice that extends even to the workplace and the big-box store. We are called to seek justice for Wal-Mart workers. Plans are underway to hold actions at Wal-Mart stores across the country on Black Friday, the huge shopping day on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Here is how you can support Wal-Mart workers:
Learn whiy people of faith are calling for jubilee at Wal-Mart.
For ideas on organizing a Black Friday action at a local Wal-Mart, click here.
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