Walton Family Foundation
Will the Walton Family Foundation become a $20 billion tax-exempt opponent of public education?
Today most people think they know the story of Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, owned by the Walton family of Bentonville, Arkansas. Together the Waltons own 39 percent of the corporation that brings discounted merchandise to the public through Wal-Mart and its other stores. The company has more than 5,000 stores (3,400 in the U.S.), is the world's largest private employer, and is the world's largest company based on revenue with more than $280 billion in annual sales.
Family trying to remake US public education guilty of violating child labor laws
"The Bush Labor Department chose to do an unprecedented favor for Wal-Mart, despite the fact it is well known for violating labor laws, including child labor laws," Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the lawmaker who requested an investigation, said in a statement. He also said such an arrangement could allow the nation's largest employer to cover up evidence of a violation and would discourage employees who might fear retribution from filing a complaint.
Waltons� and Wal-Mart�s Charitable Giving Acts as Facade for Conservative Political Agenda & Personal Financial Gain
NCRP report profiles Walton family and Wal-Mart corporate philanthropy that furthers personal and corporate bottom lines
A new NCRP report reveals more than just charitable intentions in Wal-Mart�s seemingly generous, but systematically self-interested philanthropy. The Waltons and Wal-Mart: Self-Interested Philanthropy chronicles the philanthropic and political activities of the Walton family through their family foundation and through their Wal-Mart corporate empire, painting a picture of a family and corporation with increasing financial and political prowess.