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Join UFCW in asking ABC News to drop Wal-Mart's sponsorship

25. March 2005 • MarkDilley
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“Please join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) in asking ABC News President David Westin to drop Wal-Mart immediately as a sponsor of Good Morning America’s Only in America series.

This series purports to report people who have contributed to the welfare of this country.

Wal-Mart, in glaring contrast, is responsible for sending more jobs overseas than any other American corporation. Wal-Mart systematically drives down wages in our economy, exploits the work of immigrants, discriminates against women, violates child labor laws, breaks up small businesses and their communities, and denies workers their legal right to organize. Wal-Mart’s practices and the policies it supports divide the world’s workers against each other and drive working conditions down in wealthier countries rather than lifting them up in poorer ones. While workers are exploited, heirs to the mushrooming Wal-Mart fortune pour their money into manufacturing a “movement” against public education and for vouchers. Wal-Mart gives the phrase “only in America” a bad name. Please take 60 seconds to do something about it.

Tell ABC News what you think

The labor movement in this country is drawing up plans to go after Wal-Mart in a big way. They will need community support and political support. PDA plans to be a part of that effort and we need your help.

>Read the UFCW’s press release

>Read Unions to Wal-Mart: The Gloves Are Off

>Read a collection of 50 articles on labor and Wal-Mart

BUT, MOST IMPORTANTLY, take one minute to tell ABC News what you think of their sponsor

via an email from Progressive Democrats of America

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