Are you too naive to understand the simple fact that ALL retailing falls in that simplistic statement?
Please explain the cost of these employees to the state if they did not have these jobs? Please explain the impact of the loss to the tax revenues Walmart and others generate. Obviously you haven't thought through your conclusion.
Where union elections have been held at Wal-Mart, unions have been rejected repeatedly. That indicates worker satisfaction with things the way they are. I am a 31 year union member (retired)
Wal-Mart employees like all other employees have a legal right to organize. They don't - that's their choice.
My wife works in a management position at Wal-Mart and travels extensively in the central and west central U.S. Everywhere she goes she finds Wal-Mart wages and benefits compare favorably with all other stores of its type.
Management employees are encouraged to discourage unions by all legal means. As a long time union member I have no problem with that policy.
By the way, she didn't start out in management. 5 years ago she started as a deli clerk,