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Walmart didn't even give any condolence

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Peninsula readers' letters: June 15

From Daily News Group readers

Posted:   06/14/2013 06:01:51 PM PDT

June 15, 2013 7:9 AM GMTUpdated:   06/15/2013 12:09:48 AM PDT

Dear Editor: As celebrities including Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman celebrated Walmart at its annual meeting last week, workers and activists converged to demand sweeping changes at the company's U.S. stores and global factories. Around 100 striking workers with the group OUR Walmart arrived in a caravan from across the country to protest what they allege to be retaliation against those seeking to change company practices on wages, safety and unions.

Walmart is one of only a few major retailers that have refused to sign on to the new safety standards after the Dhaka tragedy, in which the Tazreen Fashion factory fire killed 112 workers and left hundreds injured. In last week's shareholders meeting, Walmart didn't even give any condolence for those families.

Ted Rudow III,

Palo Alto

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