Tarry for the Nonce

August 24, 2006

Falling Prices

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 5:08 pm

Wal-Mart capitalism has crumbled:

A bastion of private business, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has fought efforts to form unions elsewhere in its worldwide operations. But in recent weeks it said it agreed to work with the state-sanctioned labor federation to allow unions in its outlets in China, where it has 30,000 employees . . .

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which has 60 stores in 30 Chinese cities, resisted for two years before employees in the southeastern city of Quanzhou successfully voted to set up a union in late July . . .

China does not allow independent labor organizations. Unions usually represent the work force of a single company or outlet, rather than an industry, and they traditionally have been allied with management.

I am presuming that this grand social experiment will fail. But perhaps it might be okay, since it will be company-specific.

While I don’t shop much at Wal-Mart, I admire their moxie. Here’s hoping for the best.

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1 Comment

  1. Perhaps Wal-Mart can use this to their advantage and deflect rabid attacks from the American left by pointing to their corporate integration into a communist culture!

    See Jonah Goldberg’s latest on Wal-Mart Derangement Syndrome.

    l&c/m

    Comment by Janice — August 25, 2006 @ 11:41 am


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