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Joseph B. Atkins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110805

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.001.0001

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Wal-Mart Conquers the World

Wal-Mart Conquers the World

(p.160) Chapter 9 Wal-Mart Conquers the World
Covering for the Bosses

Joseph B. Atkins

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores how Wal-Mart succeeded in the retail industry by taking an anti-unionist stand. It explains that the retail store’s policy of paying its employees the lowest amount possible and its lack of a proper health care package could be two of the reasons behind its success. It contends that its large employee turnover rate of 40 percent shows its disregard of the needs of its employees.

Keywords:   anti-unionist stand, Wal-Mart, employee turnover, health care, employees, retail industry

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