Wal-Mart's environmental award...
Our (ahem, my) recent story on the liberal lovefest in Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott's honor scheduled for tonight in NYC, outlined the problem with lavishing praise on the chairman of a corporation whose practices are still riddled with devastating problems.
Carrots and sticks, sure, but these folks are just about to hand him the whole crop of carrots for Wal-Mart's very real (and simultaneously self-serving) improvements in environmental practices. All this, while workers continue to get the shaft.
Change to Win's Greg Tarpinian is organizing a protest this evening at Rockefeller Center (map HERE).
Tarpinian's letter notes that:
Even the filmmaker Ron Galloway, who made a movie about his love for Wal-Mart, quit the company's 'Working Families' front group last week because of the way it treats its workers: "I understand Wal-Mart has to find a way to grow earnings and increase shareholder value," said Galloway, "but I don't believe they should do it on the backs of their long-term employees." (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 11, 2006)In NY? Go. (Changetowin)