Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) is urging consumers to avoid Wal-Mart when buying a Mother's Day gift to protest the company's rotten treatment of women:
DeLauro, D-Conn., wants consumers to join with her in supporting a federal lawsuit that accuses the nation's largest retailer of discriminating against women.
"When it comes to the treatment of its women employees, Wal-Mart's low prices come at a cost," she said at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart's female employees earn less and are promoted less than their male counterparts. (AP)
Of course, Wal-Mart treats all of its employees badly, but there is strong evidence that women are treated even worse than the average Wal-Worker.
I can't imagine DeLauro will be reciving a campaign contribution from Wal-Mart any time soon.
"DeLauro calls for boycott of Wal-Mart." Associated Press 27 April, 2005.