Wal-Mart's Charm Offensive

Protesters with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) demonstrate outside a Wal-Mart Store in Los Angeles on July 2 Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

On Sept. 5, members of OUR Walmart, the group of workers asking the world’s biggest retailer for more pay, more hours, and more respect, organized a nationwide day of protests. On Sept. 4, Kory Lundberg, one of Wal-Mart’s spokespeople, sent around an e-mail alerting journalists that Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) had been on Fox News explaining “what’s really going on with this week’s union orchestrated demonstrations.”

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