Wednesday, September 12, 2012

'No More Lies' Walmart Town Forum

When we were traveling this summer we got our hair cut at a Walmart in North Carolina. Haircuts were $8 apiece.

We told our mild-mannered hair-cutter that Walmart was trying to move into Brooklyn and she burst out, "Don't let them! They'll ruin your town like they did ours. They put everybody out of business." She went on to say that everybody in town wished the Walmart had never come in.

We were reminded of this today when we read on the Brooklyn Bureau that a "No More Lies" Town Forum is being held on September 20 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. to "expose Walmart’s broken promises: from poverty wages and workplace discrimination, to the devastation of local economies."

Workers, religious leaders and activists from across the country will be coming in to tell what happened to their towns.

The event takes place at the Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South (near West 4th Street) in Manhattan. More here.

- Report: NYC Could Become Walmart City
- Walmart : We Don't Need No Stinkin' Hearing in New York City

(Note: Before 2008, Walmart was spelled Wal-Mart.)

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