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OUR Walmart Members Fight to Keep Walmart Out of Chinatown Louisiana

April 16, 2013
By Neal Tepel

Chinatown, Louisiana- A recent  press conference was held by various groups in ChinatownLouisianawho have united to file a lawsuit against Walmart, in hopes of keeping the mega-corporation out of Chinatown  in Louisiana Walmart’s track record as a small-business killer is threatening to Chinatown, which has a thriving, tight-knit community of local businesses.
Chinatown, Louisiana- A recent  press conference was held by various groups in Chinatown Louisiana who have united to file a lawsuit against Walmart, in hopes of keeping the mega-corporation out of Chinatown  in Louisiana Walmart’s track record as a small-business killer is threatening to Chinatown, which has a thriving, tight-knit community of local businesses.

Martha Sellars, a Walmart associate from Paramount, CA, noted, as she spoke at the press conference, that Walmart is not a good employer, and therefore must stay out of Chinatown.  Touching on the never-ending fight to return Walmart to what its founder, Sam Walton, created it to be, Martha said:

“One of Sam Walton's beliefs was to listen to us, the workers. We know what’s going on in the stores–we deal with it everyday. So when we speak up now, the store retaliates.”

Martha and many other activists, business owners, workers, and residents protested last year, when Walmart began construction on the controversial Chinatown location.

Attach the video that’s on the website: http://www.ufcw.org/2013/04/08/our-walmart-members-attend-press-conference-surrounding-fight-to-keep-walmart-out-of-chinatown/

April 16, 2013

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