It’s the world’s third largest employer (after DND and China’s military). It is almost universally hated by “Progressives”, and Unions like to paint it as evil incarnate. (Although that might be because they can’t milk union dues out of its massive workforce.)
Photos of their least attractive clientele are standard fodder for online mocking.
They are routinely accused (wrongly) of devastating local small business. They fill big-box stores with low-cost merchandise from around the world and make it available to people who might not otherwise be able to afford them. They provide stable entry-level jobs for young people entering the workforce.
That company, of course, is Walmart.
Here’s the question: will they still hate Walmart after this video?
The so-called heartless, anti-union, anti-worker cheap-labor farming retail juggernaut is throwing a curve ball that just might divide their detractors. They’re pledging to build factories… American factories.
In a positively stirring ad, featuring the voice of Mike Rowe (of “Dirty Jobs”), Walmart is making a promise: Over the next 10 years, they are putting $250 Billion (yes, that’s a “b”) to work to help create new manufacturing jobs in America.
Yes, the Evil Right-Wing Money-grubbing One-percenter Corporate world is investing in American manufacturing.
What’s the other side doing? Besides successive failed green energy bailed out by taxpayers, and selling TV stations to Al-Jazeera (but it’s not outsourcing when your side does it), I really don’t know.
Best guess is, before they get to the end of this story, they’re planning how to get their hands on those union dues before some other guy does.
Watch the video below:
Hat tip: http://www.ijreview.com/