Commentary

Back to School Boycott

The two largest U.S. teachers’ unions joined a “back to school” boycott against Wal-Mart Stores, targeting one of the year’s busiest shopping seasons to protest the retailer’s labor practices. The 2.7 million-member National Education Association, the biggest U.S. union, and the 1.3 million-member American Federation of Teachers is teaming with the United Food and Commercial Workers in urging shoppers to stay away from the world’s largest retailer and buy school supplies elsewhere, a release from the food workers’ “Wake-Up Wal-Mart” group said.

But Iâ??Ã?ôm sure when Wal-Mart is discussed in the classroom both sides of the debate are presented to the impressionable kiddos. Riiiiight. Article here. For more on the ever-intensifying campaign against WM, go here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.