Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wall Mart Blips a list

Here we go! Wall Mart Blips 1) Pension Fund Boycotted Walmart For Poor Labor Practices Netherlands' biggest pension fund -- it holds over $300 billion in assets -- pulled its investments from Walmart for not abiding with the United Nations' Global Compact principles, which relate to human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption efforts. 2) Walmart Involved In Mexico Bribery Campaign When Walmart senior executives found out that Walmart de Mexico had allegedly been involved in a bribery campaign to open new stores, they then allegedly covered it up. 3) Walmart Threatened To Fire Mormon Worker For Observing Sabbath A Mormon assistant manager at Walmart, who had been observing the Sabbath as an employee for more than ten years, faced disciplinary action after a change in their scheduling rules no longer accommodated his observance. 4) Man Died After Brawl With Walmart Security Jose Marcos Picazo suspiciously died after Walmart security guards in California arrested him for alleged shoplifting. Huffington Post 5) Walmart Lobbied To Change Anti-Bribery Laws Walmart was involved in a lobbying campaign to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which was meant to reduce liability for bribing foreign officials. 6) Walmart Involved In Many Sex Discrimination Suits Walmart has been involved in a number of ongoing lawsuits for discrimination against female employees. Some of the allegations have included derogatory language at the workplace, unfair promotion practices and pay discrimination. 7) Walmart Contractor Sued For Labor Law Violations Warehouse workers in California sued a contractor that works with Walmart for labor law violations, including poor labor conditions, shortchanging pay and threatening to fire them for complaining about anything. 8) Walmart Exposed For Political Lobbying To Weaken Labor, Whistleblower And Environmental Laws New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio recently launched to expose Walmart secret political spending, meant to influence the political process in a number of ways, including reducing protection for workers, whistleblowers and the environment. 9)

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