Thanksgiving is one of our most treasured national holidays. But while most of us will spend it sitting down to a sumptuous dinner in the company of our loved ones, some of us will be stocking shelves and working the shop floor.
I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year, and not just for the food, but for the meaning. I love that I live in a country that at one time decided that we needed to designate a day to appreciate the bounty of our harvests, the kindness of our neighbors, and the riches we receive from the land and each other.
If only there was a better way for a massively successful company to help feed some of its starving employees over the holidays, without relying on its other almost-starving employees... Oh wait, there is: pay them more.
Wal-Mart should be ashamed for asking the thousands of hard-working employees to put canned goods into a bin for each other, when the aisles are filled with the food and goods that could make a feast for employees this Thanksgiving.
Wow. We've lived in this era of unchecked corporate greed for a while now. So it's rare that a company's actions take our breath away. But there you have it. The McDonald's hotline stopped just short of pointing out how much cheaper it is to kill yourself.
Walmart has exercised its immense financial power to shirk the American public's demands for socially responsible business. The company is failing America on carbon pollution, it's failing its employees on livable wages and on the dignity and respect they deserve. And it's failing Americans by delaying action on climate.
Walmart could learn a thing or two from Henry Ford, who almost exactly a century ago decided to pay his workers three times the typical factory wage at the time. The Wall Street Journal called Ford a traitor to his class but he proved to be a cunning businessman.
If you want a good deal on a flat-screen TV, you can read about Walmart's pre-Christmas sale in the Los Angeles Times. But if you want to learn how Walmart's poverty-wage workers in the region will be coping with this year's holiday season, don't look for it in L.A.'s paper of record.
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