Why Is Walmart Bad For America

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Consider this: a person gets a job for one of the largest revenue producing Companies in America and they cannot put food on the table for their family. Wal-Mart is built on the motto “Save money, live better.” Wal-Mart promises the American dream to its shoppers, not its employees. Over years Wal-Mart has not been paying workers enough especially women. Female workers earn $5,200 less per year than male workers (Reed 1). Wal-Mart has brought more jobs to China than the U.S. with more than 5,000 lawsuits towards illegally dumping hazardous waste and low wages. It is clear that Wal-Mart is not healthy for America. Wal-Mart does not want you to know certain information. For instance, in 2004, Wal-Mart refused to hire a person in a wheelchair…show more content…
“If Wal-Mart really cared about economy they would begin to fund its healthcare”. Money spent at Wal-Mart does not end up in communities (Nassar 1). Wal-Mart has not only exploited Americans, Wal-Mart has exploited immigrants. Bribe Mexican Officials to do work for them (Dreier 1). Wal-Mart was pleaded guilty to six counts of violating the Clean Water Act. They dumped illegal waste in 16 counties all around the U.S. They dumped over two million pounds of regulated pesticides. This was not good for Wal-Mart because officials say a Solano county boy was seen playing with fertilizer near a Wal-Mart garden section (O’Donnell 1). Wal-Mart agreed to pay $81 million and $27.6 million to settle allegations (O’Donnell 1). Wal-Mart has killed unionization efforts (Armour 1). When people went on strike to improve working conditions and worked for Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart would threatened to fire them. Worse yet as the National Labor Relations Board confirmed, Wal-Mart has systematically and retailed against workers who have had the courage to stand up to improve working conditions (Rizzuto 1). These examples of how Wal-Mart is bad but still gets business shows how powerful they are and they can hurt America more in the

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