The Guardian recently posted an article about Walmart’s employee policies. For those unfamiliar with Walmart’s employee rights, the company has been cited for discrimination against women and minorities, and critics claim that executives have no real concern for the well-being of their employees.
In recent years, employees have protested seeking what they regard as their rights as well as better wages. Walmart is regarded by some as hating unions and reportedly has even shut down stores due to unionization efforts. In May, Gawker released Walmart’s training video, which showed the pressure they place on their employees to reject unions.
What damage control should Walmart engage in — if any? The Guardian states that there is no campaign that will save Walmart. I think the Guardian is right because Walmart would have trouble re-branding themselves as well as promoting positive news about their company as is. Business Insider reports that Walmart has 1.4 million employees in the U.S. alone. This is an internal issue they need to directly face by changing their current business model to enhance employee rights. How do you think Walmart should handle this ongoing challenge?