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Dear Editor:

Wal-Mart will have to do more than raise wages to improve their image in Everytown USA. Let's be honest. Wal-Mart has made its fortune on the backs of its many employees. The meager wages, the lack of adequate health care coverage and the lack of other benefits of any kind allow this mega giant to enjoy record profits year after year.

Wal-Mart is not a friendly competitor or business neighbor. Wal-Mart has virtually wiped out all small mom and pop establishments all across this country. Small-business folks cannot compete with the buying power of this superpower of retail. Wal-Mart simply scopes out the small business and begins to undercut the small-business owner until the business goes belly up. "Perfectly legal but lethal to any would-be entrepreneur."

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If Wal-Mart wants to remain an unorganized, nonunion entity, then indeed they need to step up to the plate. Wal-Mart should give all of their employees a better living wage, affordable health care insurance options and realistic advancement opportunities, as well as a retirement plan that can offer a little peace of mind to those nearing the retirement age.

Happy, fairly treated, well-paid employees are better employees, and better employees will remain loyal to the company for many years. I am certain if Wal-Mart employs these things I have mentioned, their image will dramatically improve.


Bill Treakle

(Posted Nov. 5, 2005)

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