Monday, February 27, 2006

Wal-Mart Fights Back

Wal-Mart is intensifying its efforts to improve its image. It has been attempting to counter criticism from unions and other groups(Democrats) who say it pays poverty-level wages, provides insufficient health benefits and discriminates against women. Wal-Mart has tapped civil rights leader and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young to serve as chairman of Working Families for Wal-Mart Web Site
Working Families for Wal-Mart are customers, business leaders, activists, civic leaders, educators and many others with first-hand knowledge of Wal-Mart's positive contributions to communities according to it's web site.

"The critics have it wrong," Young said in a statement. "For those who care about the poor it is time to step up, speak out and join this national discussion."

I think Andrew Young to serve as chairman is an odd choice. He is a well-known liberal. I'm surprised he's going to defend Wal-Mart in the face of the Left's onslaught. I'd thought he take the side of the Unions.

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