by Max Brantley
June 1, at the celebrity-studded Walmart annual stockholders' meeting, heir Rob Walton said, "Acting with integrity is not a negotiable part of this business."
Alas, the business is not a person, despite what the Supreme Court might think. Humans do strange things.
From Gawker on a union organizing effort targeting Walmart in Los Angeles:
And now, one labor group says that an employee of a PR firm working for Wal-Mart actually posed as a reporter in order to infiltrate one of their meetings.
The union has film.
Walmart tells Gawker the action was "unacceptable, misleading and wrong. Our culture of integrity is a constant at Walmart and by not properly identifying herself, this individual's behavior was contrary to our values ..." The employee is gone from the PR firm. A "junior member" who made an "immature decision," says the firm.