Wal-Mart Free NYC Coalition

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Statement by Brian Mclaughlin
President of the New York City Central Labor Council/AFL-CIO

RE: Wal-Mart/RegoPark

The message to Wal-Mart today is simple: New York is one tough customer, and if you want to do business with us, you must clean up your act. Wal-Mart is a staunchly anti-union employer which has deployed ruthless intimidation tactics to suppress workers' rights to organize a union, while driving down wages and benefits in the retail industry and beyond. The Wal-Mart struggle in Rego Park was just the beginning of a very long battle towards an outcome everyone can afford.