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Today on Your Call: What's the future for big box stores?

Aug 21, 2012

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Wal-Mart as it turns 50. It’s the third-largest publicly traded corporation in the world and the largest private employer with 8,500 stores in 15 countries and 2 million employees. How has it been able to dominate the global retail market? Join us at 10 or email How has Wal-Mart set the labor standards for other big retailers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Stacy Mitchell, a senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, where she directs initiatives on community banking and independent retail

Guadalupe Palma, a campaign director for Warehouse Workers United in Southern California

Charles Fishman, an award-winning investigative and magazine journalist and the author of The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It’s Transforming the American Economy

Pam Davis, a current Wal-Mart employee in Richmond

Web Resources:

Institute for Local Self Reliance

NPR: Mexican Bribery Allegations Put Wal-Mart On Defense

Warehouse Workers United

OUR Walmart

NYTimes: Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle

Huffington Post: Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class

Charles Fishman: The Wal-Mart Effect