"As reported today in the Los Angeles Times, Ron Galloway, one of Wal-Mart's chief spokespeople, has resigned over concerns about Wal-Mart’s first-ever salary cap which has caused a tremendous amount of pain and suffering for all of Wal-Mart’s 1.39 million hard-working employees.My emphasis added.
The fact that Wal-Mart ignored Mr. Galloway’s concerns, despite his high-profile role in defending the company, speaks volumes as to how disingenuous Wal-Mart’s entire public relations operation has become. As Mr. Galloway learned, Wal-Mart is not interested in improving its business practices, instead, Wal-Mart wants to try and fool the American people with a Karl Rove-style public relations campaign riddled with misleading statements and corporate double speak.
We hope other Wal-Mart defenders will begin to understand the negative impact Wal-Mart's business practices can have on their own credibility and reputation and will stop allowing Wal-Mart to use themselves in defense of a company that mistreats its employees, fails to provide company health care to over half of its employees, ships American jobs overseas and negatively impacts our communities.
Once again, we renew our call for Wal-Mart to stop playing games with the American people, save the millions of dollars it spends on overpaid right-wing, Edelman PR hacks, and embrace the fact that real substantive change is the best way for Wal-Mart to address its collapsing public image.”
Thursday, October 12, 2006
More on Ron Galloway's Resignation From WFFW
A statement by Chris Kofinis of wakeupwalmart.com is reproduced below.