Strikers in 100 cities across the nation protested against Walmart over the weekend, fighting for better pay, better work schedules and affordable healthcare. But Walmart strikers are not the only ones pushing back against one of the world’s largest retailers. An Arizona Catholic charity has denied a donation from Walmart, claiming it is “blood money.”
Brian Flagg, overseer of Tucson-based Catholic charity Casa Maria Free Kitchen, has rejected a $2,000 donation from Walmart that was offered after the corporation opened a new location in the area, the Arizona Daily Star reports.
“We feel that even though Walmart has low prices, they pay lousy wages, they’re anti-union and they have a detrimental effect on the survival of small businesses,” Flagg told the newspaper.