START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Jan 20, 2006

Focus:Civil Rights
Action Request:Petition
Location:United States
Who pays for Wal-Mart workers' health care?
We all do. Despite Wal-Mart's mammoth profits, the company actually burdens us -- taxpayers -- with its workers' health care costs. Last week, the Maryland House and Senate made history by passing legislation that will force Wal-Mart to contribute more to pay for its worker's healthcare coverage. Sign this petition to request similar legislation in Illinois.

Last week, the Maryland House and Senate made history by passing the Fair Share Health Care Act. This legislation will force Wal-Mart to contribute more to pay for its worker's healthcare coverage. Wal-Mart has been burdening taxpayers with its workers' health care costs for far too long, and this bill will help stop that practice.

Now as many as thirty states nationwide are considering similar legislation. Send a message to your state legislatures that you support legislation to require your state's largest employers to meet minimal standards for health care expenditures.

Despite Wal-Mart's mammoth profits, the company actually burdens us -- taxpayers -- with its workers' health care costs. In a disturbing nationwide trend, more state studies are revealing that Wal-Mart employees are the top recipients of taxpayer-paid health care.

The scope of this corporate failure is massive: Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the United States, with over 1.3 million associates, yet it fails to give health insurance to 53 percent of its employees.

Although Wal-Mart publicly touts the low cost of its health-care options available to workers, the plan described includes a high annual deductible. Associates must pay $1,000 in medical bills each year before Wal-Mart coverage begins. That is not affordable coverage!

It is unacceptable that a company with annual profits of $10 billion feels justified in padding its profits even further by shifting the burden of healthcare costs to state governments. If companies refuse to act responsibly then we need legislation that forces them to.
Take Action: http://go.care2.com/e/i_S/gS/EaEp

Sincerely,

Jenny McKinley
Care2 & ThePetitionSite Team







American Rights at Work
http://www.araw.org/
Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Friday January 20, 2006, 1:44 am
Tags: [add/edit tags]

Group Discussions
Comments
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:

Author

Kicka P.
female, age 51, single, 4 children
Chicago, IL, USA
KICKA'S SHARES
Mar
16
(2 comments  |  discussions )
ST. POELTEN, Austria – An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive for 24 years refused to even speak to her for years, coming into the squalid cellar only to rape her, often in front of the youngsters, a prosecutor ...
Feb
14
(1 comments  |  discussions )
<!- 125 -->   <embed src="http://web.splashcas t.net/go/skin/QTUD6624KC/ sz/wide" wmode="Transparent" width="380" height="416" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shock wave-flash" /><table width="380" border="0" cellspacing="0...
Feb
7
(1 comments  |  discussions )
 Upcoming Events - February 2009Table of Contents Upcoming Events Contest Results Upcoming Pow Wows PowWows Gallery PowWowTV PowWow360.com PowWows.com Merchandise Upcoming Native American Events NativeGatherings.com lists hundreds ...
Jul
11
(0 comments  |  discussions )
OH! HOW I miss you all! I am still drowning in my slump. Im still trying to get on my feet. But, I sometimes think there is no hope. But, somehow I always seem too dust off my feet, and keep pushing on. If anyone wants to contact me, my number is...


SHARES FROM KICKA'S NETWORK
Feb
15
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle. Urge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast http://www.thepetitionsit e.com...
Feb
13
(0 comments  |  discussions )
New Petition! Speak out against Time-Warner Merger with Comcast! Let your opinion be know before your bill goes up and your programming choices dwindle. Urge DOJ and FCC to Not Allow Merger of Time-Warner and Comcast http://www.thepetitionsit e.com...
Jan
21
by Uno D.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
I love my Macbook, but reently thought I had reason to shop for a new one. In doing some research, I came across this ... which I found interesting.  I had a positive image of Apple ... not anymore ... http://impressiveengineer ing.com/dirty...
Dec
24
by Good H.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Northern California Beach Reading 500 CPM on 12/20/2013 - Fukushima Radiation Is Here. Via @ AGreenRoad.  From Rense; "The above video was taken today with an Inspector Plus Geiger counter by 'Dave', giving readings on a Northern California bea...
Dec
11
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Art/Act: Good Thx/Mourning, World AIDS, Int‘n‘l Women‘s Days to All, create for All, write on :) These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Unhacked version: http://groups.yahoo.com/g roup/DisabledGreensNews/m essage...


MORE ALERT
Feb 18
Alert: ATTEND TUCSON'S 32ND ANNUAL PEACE FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL by Stuart T.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — COME TO:  Tucson's 32nd Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival2014 Theme: Climate JusticeThis FREE event is Arizona's largest gathering of Peace, Justice, and Environmental groups, with Live Music, Tables, Food, Entertainment, Children's Activit... more
Alert: Petitions and More, Febr. 18 by Anneke A.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — http://animalpetitionsand more.blogspot.nl/2014/02/ petitions-and-more-febr-1 8.html more
Feb 17
Alert: DEMAND ALL PUPPY MILLS BE ILLEGAL ACROSS CANADA by jill C.
(1 comments  |  discussions ) — DEMAND ALL PUPPY MILLS BE ILLEGAL ACROSS CANADA author: jill Campbell target: Prime Minister Steven Harper, Senators, Cabinet & Parliament Members signatures: 1,463 1,463 5,000 we've got 1,463 signa ture... more
Alert: Petitions and More, Febr. 17 by Anneke A.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — http://animalpetitionsand more.blogspot.nl/2014/02/ petitions-and-more-febr-1 7.html more
Feb 16
Alert: Petitions and More, Febr. 16 by Anneke A.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions ) — http://animalpetitionsand more.blogspot.nl/ more
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.