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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:03 PM
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Walmart: Helping destroy America one job at a time...
Frontline (PBS) is scheduled to run a special on Walmart, and how their push for lower prices, ends up pushing American jobs to China. Tuesday Nov 16, 9 P.M. on PBS.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/press/2304.html

"If people were only consumers, buying things at lower prices would be just good. But people also are workers who need to earn a decent standard of living," says economist Larry Michel of the Economic Policy Institute. "The dynamics that create lower prices at Wal-Mart and other places are also undercutting the ability of many, many workers to earn decent wages and benefits and have a stable life."

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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:23 PM
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1. Never, never, shop at Walmart
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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:57 PM
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2. don't shop at Walmart
Costco pays their workers benefits.

(also it's one big China shop and see links in our website if you're
attempting to 'buy american')
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 10:27 AM
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3. what about BJ's?
We don't have Costco, but we do have BJ's.
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strykerzero Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 04:04 AM
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4. *Thinks Dirty Thoughts* :P -NT-
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Robert Oak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-04 11:32 AM
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5. I have a webpage
devoting to buying American. see www.noslaves.com/consumer.htm

There are links that have massive databases, if BJ's aren't there,
just email the website, I'm sure they will dig it out for you.
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wantkerryin Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-26-04 08:35 PM
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6. Don't Buy Anything From Walmart
Walmart's merchandise is from China and other countries-not ours!Let's support companies that actually manufacture in America and support American workers. This is an old concept. I never understood why my father always said "Buy American" in the 60's and 70's until now. It isn't enough to say "buy American" now -today it is also buy American and not from a company that outsources and pays(retail) American employees peanuts!
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 07:29 PM
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7. Remember: Sams Club and Walmart are the same thing. Shop at Costco.
Costco has a very good record of supporting working families.
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