What’s nonunion low-wage China Outlet’s a.k.a. Walmart position on defunding the police, kneeling during the National Anthem and mostly peaceful rioting? Does nonunion low-wage China Outlet have a racist policy of calling the police on black shoplifters?
“Or maybe [Walmart would] like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business.” Missouri Senator Josh Hawley
Walmart has become almost as famous for its low wages and paltry health benefits as it is for its low prices. And despite the weakened position of unions in the U.S. economy, unionized workers still enjoy wages that are 13.6 percent higher on average than those of their nonunion counterparts.
Union: Walmart shut 5 stores over labor activism. … who cite its low wages as pushing working families onto relying on government …
For several years, Wal-Mart has been the single largest U.S. importer of Chinese consumer goods, surpassing the trade volume of entire countries, such as Germany and Russia.
To sell to Wal-Mart, most brand distributors will be forced have their products made by Wal-Mart’s anointed partners in China.
Victoria Bekiempis in New York 17 hrs ago
Walmart on Wednesday apologized to Josh Hawley, the Republican senator who said he would not vote to certify electoral college results, after a post on its Twitter account called him a “#soreloser”.
“The tweet published earlier was mistakenly posted by a member of our social media team. We deleted the post and have no intention of commenting on the subject of certifying the electoral college,” the retail giant said in a tweet. “We apologize to Senator Hawley for this error and any confusion about our position.”
The social media controversy started unfolding before noon, about one hour after Hawley tweeted his position on the usually ceremonious count. “Millions of voters concerned about election integrity deserve to be heard. I will object on January 6 on their behalf,” Hawley said.
“Go ahead. Get your 2 hour debate. #soreloser” said a reply posted to Walmart’s Twitter account.
Hawley replied “Thanks @Walmart for your insulting condescension. Now that you’ve insulted 75 million Americans, will you at least apologize for using slave labor?” In another tweet, the Missouri legislator said: “Or maybe you’d like to apologize for the pathetic wages you pay your workers as you drive mom and pop stores out of business.”
Congress will meet on 6 January to count electoral college votes, which is the last step in affirming president-elect Joe Biden’s win. Hawley’s move won’t thwart Biden’s victory, but it could delay the count by spurring separate House and Senate votes. The move would force other Republicans to openly cast a vote that puts President Trump’s false voter fraud allegations against millions of voters’ enfranchisement.