Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price

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Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a 2005 momentary film by director Rober Greenwald and Brave New Films. The film is a negative picture of Wal-Mart's business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Wal-Mart executives. Greenwald also uses some statistics interspersed between interview footages, so as to provide an objective analysis of the effects Wal-Mart has on individuals and communities. The film has archival footage of Walmart CEO Lee Scott, who praised the corporation at a large employee conference. However, the film also intercut with interviews designed to undercut Scott’s statements. It also includes ebullient TV commercials for Walmart, which seem disingenuous when mixed with the other material presented in the film.…show more content…
According to the interviews in the film, these salaries are too low for employees to afford Walmart’s health insurance, therefore the management advises workers to apply for government programs such as Medicaid. Greenwald also claims that Walmart hires undocumented workers for their cleanup crews, paying them well less than minimum wage. In 2008, the world’s largest retailer Walmart says that it will pay about 352 to 640 million to settle 63 lawsuits involving violations wage and working hour so as to end the dispute for many years. This statement has been terminated most similar lawsuits against Walmart. In a report sent to the commission Securities and Exchange of America, Walmart said, up to March 31st, there were 73 crowded lawsuits against the company on around the

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