Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM • BRAVE NEW FILMS

The film exposes Wal-Mart’s unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Walmart executives. SUBSCRIBE: BRAVE NEW FILMS BOXED SET:

(2:22) – How Walmart Destroys Communities – Whether it’s a family rum hardware store or a small eye glass store, when Walmart opens in small towns like Middlefield, Ohio long established, independently run stores are hurt. The Hunter family open H&H Hardware in 1962. When a new Walmart was build in town, they were driven out of business.

(15:20) – How Walmart Profits from Poverty (And Sticks Taxpayers With The Bill) – Walmart stores are frequently short staffed, not because they can’t find workers but because they want to save on their labor experiences. This comes from the top, the corporate doesn’t budget enough money for payroll. Because Walmart doesn’t pay fair wages, their employers need to go on public assistance programs.

(25:13) How Walmart Rolls Back Worker’s Rights – Walmart is one of the most anti-unoin companies in America. Store managers keep an eye on employees they suspect are either sympathetic to unions or are active union organizers.

(33:56) – Walmart Cheats Workers – It is estimated that they cheated workers out of 0 million dollars. Walmart would teach managers how to digitally change people’s time cards as not to pay overtime and reduce store experiences.

(44:35) -Subsidies – The subsidies Walmart gets from city governments takes funding away from public schools. When Walmart opened stored in Denver, they got .7 million in city subsidies, if the money had gone to the Denver Public Schools system, they wouldn’t had have to shut down three schools. Subsidies also give Walmart an unfair business advantage over small, locally owned stores that offer better pay and benefits for their workers.

(54:46) – Environmental Ruin -In Belmont, North Carolina, a Catawba Riverkeeper noticed that runoff from herbicides and pesticides was flowing into the river and polluting the town’s drinking water. It was only after the local news aired a report on the water contamination that a local manager moved those toxic substance to a better storage site. The company’s main offices were unresponsive.

(1:00:10) – Imports From China – In China, factory workers can live in dorms owned by Walmart – workers pay rent and utilities. If they move out of the dorms, to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they still have to pay rent for the dorms. Workers work in factories with poor ventilation. They are told to lie to inspectors about how many days they work: six, when they really work seven days a week. All of this to make less than a day.

(1:12:33) – Greed – Lee Scott, the CEO of Walmart made ,207,799 in 2005 when, the average Walmart hourly sales employee made ,861 annually. The family who owns Walmart, the Waltons, is one of America’s wealthiest family, yet they barely give anything to charity. They are worth 2 billion.

(1:16:10) – No Security – Kidnappings, robberies, and car jackings…80% of crime that occurs at Walmarts in California takes place in the stores’ parking lot, yet most of the stores’ security officers are posted within the store. As early as 1994, Walmart knew that it had issues with its’ parking lot security, but they hid these internal reports. They also knew that adding roving patrols in parking lots greatly reduce crime

(1:25:06) – Taking Control – Walmart is a powerful corporation! However, we can beat them. Two communities, one in Arizona and another in Southern California did just that! They stopped a Walmart from coming into their communities.

ABOUT BRAVE NEW FILMS Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films are at the forefront of the fight to create a just America. Using new media and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide. Brave New Films’ investigative films have scrutinized the impact of U.S. drone strikes; the war on whistleblowers; and Wal Mart’s corporate practices. The company’s films have received more than 56 million views online.

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20 thoughts on “Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM • BRAVE NEW FILMS”

  1. If the one of the wealthiest corporations “can’t afford” insurance for their employees what chance do small businesses? Of course they can… it just cuts into their bottom line.

  2. This is probably one of the main reasons why they pulled out of Germany. Their labour laws are much stricter than in the USA or even Canada.

  3. Democrat media and Bernie Sanders idiots are all shouting to open the borders and let inn illegal immigration and let the criminals that come into America (crossing into USA iligaly is a crime ) and when Company take them on as employees becouse the illegals work longer housers and don't complain and therefor drive wages down then the same Democrat voting Bernie Sanders idiots start complaining about that companies like Walmart employe illegal immigration… THIS IS TYPICAL DEMOCRATS NO BRAINS BERNIE SANDERS IDIOTS …If you want to stop YOUR wages getting pressed down to shit vote Republican and stop   illegal immigration !!!

  4. That is sad. I think now they may feel like People in Chile or Central America or even Iran when they see Americans coming in to swap out a legal government for a puppet one funded by Uncle Joe. I am not trying to be mean here but it must be a similar feeling….I hope the Hunter's are doing good and eff Walmart.

  5. Wow!!! Look at all Bill Gates has given away….$58,mil
    And HE'S demon possessed………imagine that…….😳

  6. Hospitals are JUST EXACTLY THE SAME…..
    You have too many patients, even in ICU.
    CARE…..U LEAVE the paperwork til last. Ur there an hour or more AFTER ur shift ends to finish up paperwork… WILL BE docked for a 30 min lunch and 2-15 min breaks🤣🤣
    AND u will NOT get paid any overtime for staying late to finish paperwork……..go
    Ahead….do chintzy notes.
    Anything NOT charted on WAS NOT DONE…..and u will be fired for "not doing those things…..for taking ur 15 min breaks…..for taking
    Ur 30 min lunch"……WHY!?
    ……oh, ur not being a team player…….don't let anyone u love be hospitalized ALONE.
    SOMEONE needs to be with them to protect them……..
    Signed: glad I lived thru it
    And thankful to be retired

  7. Damn Walmart is much worse than the surface issues most ppl probably already know about.

  8. Walmart : we are #1 monopoly in the USA 🇺🇸
    Amazon : hold my 🍺
    They did us not once but twice wake up America corporate capitalism is controlled socialism for the 1%

  9. My hometown is on the "victory" list. Within year of this film's release, there was a Walmart there.

  10. 1:05:16 That poor woman. It's a reality around the world, but I still feel for her.
    I worked for Wal Mart. I filed a harassment case against my boss. (He'd drunk text me at 4am). I had it "lucky".

  11. I work for Walmart long time ago and I got fired because I was too much of a good worker

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