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On the retail empire's home turf in Bentonville, Arkansas, workers gathered at a media conference organized by the advocacy network Making Change at Walmart, to denounce Walmart's low wages and hostility to labor organizing . Margaret Hooten of Placerville, California, who earns less than $11 an hour after starting at $9 five years ago, lamented, "Walmart can afford to pay its workers, they just won't. Comment?
Overwork, abuse, and economic destabilization are bound to dog the international garment-supply chain unless retail giants take labor rights seriously. As Walmart shareholders gather in Bentonville, Arkansas, to hail the global retail giant's expansion across global markets, angry workers are assembled outside, in perennial protest against Walmart's low wages and harsh working conditions. Comment?
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