Welcome to Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices, Always Low Wages

Authors

  • Stephanie Luce

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-056-11-2005-04_5

Keywords:

Political Economy, Labor

Abstract

Liza Featherstone, Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart (New York: Basic Books, 2004), 282 pages, cloth $25.00.
In 1999, Wal-Mart became the largest private employer in the world. If it were a country, its annual sales would make it approximately the twentieth largest economy. The company is notoriously anti-union, but it has become increasingly a focus of attention for the labor movement around the world. Recent proposals by U.S. unions regarding major changes in direction have included a proposal for a $25 million per year Wal-Mart campaign. These are only some of the reasons why Liza Featherstone's Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart is a timely and necessary book

Published

2005-04-05

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