Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today in Desperate Tactics by Wal-mart: Trying to Shut Down a Website That Encourages Questions of Wal-mart

Things That Walmart Has Been Sued For: Wage and Sex Discrimination, Lack of Bathroom Breaks, Overtime, Trampling

Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, on behalf of Walmart Free NYC, issued the following statement today upon receiving the news that Walmart is asking that a website for grassroots organizing against the job killing and small business closing mega-store be shut down:

Since they’ve been sued so many times for wage and sex discrimination, lack of bathroom breaks, overtime and a trampling death I guess Wal-mart’s lawyers decided they wanted to file their own lawsuit for once.” said Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Instead of ignoring Council hearings and trying to shut down websites that only seek to expose the truth and the facts of how they do business, Wal-mart should be welcoming the opportunity to actually engage with New Yorkers rather than bombard them with ads and slick mailpieces.”

Yesterday, Wal-mart sent a letter to the company that issued the domain name alleging copyright infringement.

Wage/Sex Discrimination: Click here 

Bathroom Breaks: Click here

Overtime: Click here

Trampling: Click here