Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wal-Mart Under Fire for Labor Practices in Argentina

Free Speech Radio News Story Report

Argentine lawmakers are starting to scrutinize anti-union practices at retail giant Wal-Mart. Over the weekend, workers and human rights activists protested outside a Wal-Mart store in Buenos Aires to call attention to working conditions in the retail chain. Marie Trigona was there:

In addition to reports of anti-union practices, Wal-Mart has come under public eye for hiring a former military officer connected with the 1976-1983 military dictatorship as Head of the retailer's security. Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean served during the nation's bloody military junta in cities where clandestine detention centers operated.

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