Healthy Steps: The Working Families Party and Wal-Mart

Green, Jon; Mason, J. W.
September 2005
Social Policy;Fall2005, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the approach used by the Working Families Party in getting Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to provide health benefits to its employees. It discusses how the employment practices of Wal-Mart affect the plight of low-wage workers in the entire U.S. economy. It presents a history of the Working Families Party's involvement in Wal-Mart organizing, which predominantly involved fights about the opening Wal-Mart stores. It reveals that there is no law in existence, either at the federal or state level, that requires Wal-Mart to pay health care benefits to its employees.


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