When I think about the fact that our CEO Mike Duke made over $20 million last year, more than 1,000 times the average Walmart associate, with all due respect, I have to say I don’t think that’s right.
I have no fear of being retaliated against, because the whole reason that I’m speaking out is bigger than me… I’m more scared about my son one day having to work for Walmart.
There was something familiar about Rana Plaza, owned by another slick-looking, gold-ring-wearing wannabe entrepreneur (luckily the man, Sohel Rana, was arrested on April 28). From the outside, Rana Plaza looked quite impressive for Bangladesh—the facade had ultramodern windows. It was eight stories high. But it was destined to be a pile of rubble.