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The Women Of Wal-Mart [VIDEO]

The Women Of Wal-Mart [VIDEO]

 

What does it mean now that the Supreme Court has turned down the women of Walmart’s request to do a class action suit?  Watch “The Women of Wal-Mart Speak,” a Zina Saunders cartoon published over at Mother Jones.

But will women win in the end?  Jami Floyd discusses the issue on PBS.

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7:29PM PST on Feb 19, 2012

When it comes to pay... if one really believe equal-pay-for-equal-work...
if there are any differences, then if men are getting 'pay'... are women getting 'sub-pay'???
if such a difference can be so easily seen from a mere gender comparison, then, of course, all 'sub-pay' must disappear, and only 'pay' remain, for all members regardless of gender (pay according to work, not according to the gender doing the same work).
Truth be told, there should be no such thing as 'pay-for-work' but rather 'equal-pay-for-equal time'. Thus, when it comes to specific work, it can be more fairly distributed by degrees of labor and difficulty, according to those perfectly capable of doing it (drawn fairly from both genders, not from just one gender).
Additionally, work that is menial, repetitive, too heavy, body-stressing... should be re-designed so it is minimized, and easier to get done, by any gender.

1:07PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

Walmart drove most of the small businesses under. They couldn't compete. While maybe you can find alternatives for a lot of your shopping some communities don't have anything except a Walmart anymore. Target and Kmart do not have the selection that Walmart has. Many times I went looking for something and Target and Kmart did not have that item. Its a complex problem. I don't know the solution.

11:48AM PDT on Sep 12, 2011

I haven't shopped at WalMart for years, but I support the women, all workers' rights.

4:43AM PDT on Jul 4, 2011

as if you needed another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart....
There are better choices. Even if Target is anti-union and donates to anti-LGBT candidates, it's still a fair lick better than Wal-Mart. But there are even better stores... think smaller!

WAL-MART (what I found out after a quick search):
-more than 85 percent of goods sold are made overseas (lots in China, and 3rd world)
-censors music (however it does sell the DVD of Brokeback Mountain....)
-owns: Sam's Club, Walmex (Mexico), Asda (UK), Seiyu (Japan), Best Price (India), Bompreço (Brasil), Trust-Mart (China), Woolworth/Woolco (Canada), Distribucion y Servicio D&S SA (Chile, controlling interest), Massmart Holdings Ltd. (S. Africa), Vudu (online movie service).... That's all I could find for now.
-apparently all stores outside of the US allow unions. how funny is that? I mean, labour unions in China, but not in the US. go figure.

SHOP SMARTER.

5:30PM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

While I agree that supporting stores with social ideologies I despise is not good-I also believe that people here and there not shopping isn't the main way to change. To get Walmart to sit up and take notice, as many female employees as possible need to boycott their jobs while the rest of us boycott the store so it comes as close as possible to a stop. Women have never really understood the power we hold as a united force. Too many women are still in positions where they believe they have to be dependent and helpless, and some women still truly believe they are getting what they deserve.
United we can take a real stand-but divided....

12:36AM PDT on Jul 1, 2011

I have been boycotting Walmart for 2 years, and will continue to do so. My aunt and uncle gave my son a Walmart gift card and he won't use it because he also boycotts the company. People laugh at me and say mockingly that my actions won't make a difference, but if enough of us boycott them, we can make a difference.

4:32PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

BOYCOTT WALLMART!

2:43PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

I for one will no longer shop at Walmart. Women need to stand up and not accept the way these businesses treat women. There are many other stores to shop at.

12:21PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Jayna....I was in K-Mart the other day and they have tons of cute clothes.... You're right about Wal-Mart....their clothes stink...at least they did the last time I was in one.....a long time ago.

12:14PM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

I will certainly no longer shop at Walmart because of their unfair treatment of women. And I certainly will not shop at Target because they contribute to anti-LGBT candidates. What is left? Has anyone thought about K-Mart? What about Trader Joe's? Their prices are very close to grocery store prices and their food is excellent. Those are my two places to shop. And besides, K-Mart has a better clothing selection than Walmart.

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