Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Wal-Mart joins with union in advocating universal health care. At least, in theory, as a goal to be reached by 2012. And they're not going to pay for it. And the day before they announced this, they announced they would go all the way to the Supreme Court to avoid answering charges of gender discrimination (they're absolutely not guilty, they assure us, but they're scared to death of standing before a jury). But it's a start.

The purpose of groups like Wal-Mart Watch isn't to unionize Wal-Mart (though I'm sure they'd love to do that, too). The idea was to convince Wal-Mart that universal health care is in their best interest, and get their massive lobbying power behind it. And it's beginning to sound like that strategy is getting results.

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