Testimony for the New York City Council
On the Subject of Walmart’s Labor Practices and its Negative Impact on Communities
Executive Director, New York Jobs with Justice
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me to testify before the City Council. …
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