Documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes a look inside the discount retailer’s empire through the eyes of it's employees.
As the largest company in the world, Wal-Mart sets the standards that other companies are going to follow. So, as it stands right now, with employees in countries beyond U.S. boarders forced to work from 14 hrs a day, 7 days a week on wages of 13-17 cents an hr... Wal-Mart is sucking down standards all across the world.
Offering 'everyday goods at low prices for working families' Wal-Mart has made itself one of the largest merchandiser in the world. Yet what are the ramifications of this philosophy? More like "Everyday low wages for working associates", a slogan that has made them a leader in government subsidies.
Emphasizing the relation between Corporate entity and the communities within which the market place giant operates "The High Cost of Low Prices" puts a high priority on that sometimes mentioned, but often overlooked notion of "Corporate Responsiblility", asking the question, if you are going to control such an inordinate amount of the American retail sales, ought you not have some degree of obligation to the communities which support you?
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