Who the hell are they? Are there any real supporters not connected with Wal Mart? I found a few stories but besides being dated, they appear to be simply fronts.
Wal-Mart Supporters Form New Group to Counter Critics
By Randy Hall
CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor
December 21, 2005
(CNSNews.com) – A group of community and religious leaders Tuesday announced the formation of Working Families for Wal-Mart, “an organization dedicated to talking about Wal-Mart’s positive contributions” and responding to union-sponsored critics of the nation’s largest retail chain.
One of Wal-Mart’s most persistent critics immediately dismissed the new group’s influence because its initial financial backing comes from Wal-Mart itself.
Then there’s this, also from ’05->
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Michael Benditz, the manager of Batavia’s new Wal-Mart, was interviewing potential employees in a Geneva hotel when his wife went into labor with the couple’s third child in their hometown of Princeton, Ill. He rushed home, but missed the birth.
His tale of workplace devotion was celebrated in October at the ribbon cutting for the Fox Valley’s latest Wal-Mart, a festive event attended by the mayor, high school cheerleaders, a pep band, a local minister and members of Batavia’s chamber of commerce in a store festooned with red, white …
Eeew. It’s just so icky.
Anyway, here’s one from ’06
Galloway, the producer-director of the film Why Wal-Mart Works & Why That Makes Some People C-r-a-z-y, said that although “Wal-Mart is sometimes bashed for low wages . they pretty much pay what retail pays.
“People have choices,” he added. “[Wal-Mart employees] don’t make a lot of money, but a lot of the people who make $15 an hour at Wal-Mart are quite happy doing that
Uh huh. Well..
Can anyone think of a good case for Wal-mart? Any thoughts or opinions? Somehow, supporting wal-mart looks pretty far out on the wingnut spectrum to me.