Walmart Update Sources

In preparing to introduce WALMART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE” during the 2014 Labor Film Series — nearly a decade after the film’s release — I consulted a great many resources in updating the film’s critique. I reviewed recent books and articles that dealt with the several issues the film raises in its indictment of Walmart and discovered that in most instances the company’s behavior has either not improved, despite their claims to the contrary, or has actually worsened.

This page provides links to some of these resources. I hope you find them useful.
Jon Garlock,  September 2014

Walmart’s official story

Walmart’s economic Impact on local communities

Walmart workers’ health care

Walmart and unions

Walmart and wage theft

Walmart’s discrimination against women and black workers

Subsidies to Walmart

Walmart’s environmental impact

Walmart’s exploitation of foreign workers

Walton family wealth

Citizen resistance to Walmart

Walmart film critique


Nelson Lichtenstein, Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism
The New Press (New York, 2006)

Anita Chan (ed.), Walmart in China
LR Press (Ithaca, 2011)

Steven Greenhouse, The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker
Alfred A. Knopf (New York, 2008)