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Oppose Wal-Mart‘s and Other Retailers Unfair Labor Practices

WHEREAS, Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer and America's largest private employer with more than 1.3 million employees and over $12 billion in profits per year; and

WHEREAS, Wal-Mart and other retailers have been known to engage in unfair labor standards and civil rights violations;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP work with Wal-Mart and other retailers to overcome any of their practices that are inconsistent with the highest standards of labor and civil rights, to ensure equal opportunity and equal pay for women, people of color and other minorities, and work with local communities to effectively address Wal-Mart's and other retailers negative impact on issues like the environment and local businesses, and establish a ―Buy America‖ program that annually increases the percentage of ―Made in America‖ goods purchased by Wal-Mart and other retailers so as to help protect American jobs.