Ok, let’s put aside the debate over whether I’m right about it. It’s my belief that Walmart exploits it’s workers by opposing with vigorous hostility any attempts to unionize. It’s my belief that Walmart employs shady leasing practices that have the effect of enriching Stan Kroenke’s accounts at the expense of small businesses. It’s my belief that Walmart may very well be in the business of “price gouging” to the extent that they willingly take losses at local stores, that they can afford to take, to drive the local competition out of business and then jack up their prices once the competition is bankrupt. Maybe I’m right.
Due to various extenuating circumstances over the past year, I have ended up spending maybe $20-25 at Walmart. I’ve been personally boycotting them, but in a small market like Columbia it’s just happened that on a couple occasions I ended up spending money there. I did, on both occasions, suggest unionization to the employees I encountered, so I hope my visits there weren’t purely in the service of evil. Nonetheless, I feel as if I need to make recompense to somebody.
Since I’m poor, I’m thinking that to ease my conscious I ought to donate half of what I spent there to some organization that fights them. My first thought was to donate to the IFCW, as they are the union which most likely would incorporate Walmart employees. Any other ideas? And if I did decide to donate to the IFCW (I’ve already paid them dues in past years, but they can take this money if I feel it belongs there) how do I go about it?