Ask Garth Brooks to Give Wal-Mart the Boot!

"It's great to work for Wal-Mart," says Garth Brooks, the legendary country music star who appeared in Wal-Mart's holiday ad campaign. But we wonder if Garth, who recently agreed to sell his music exclusively at Wal-Mart, really knows what working for the retail giant is like?

Like a lot of Americans who shop at or support Wal-Mart, it's likely that Garth Brooks has no idea about Wal-Mart's utter lack of respect for its workers and their rights.

Take this opportunity to let Garth know that when Wal-Mart employees try to form a union for respect, decent health care, fair wages, and basic job protections, they often face threats, discrimination, intimidation, and even firings. Wal-Mart will do anything its power to prevent its 1.3 million employees from standing up for themselves and forming a union. The world's largest employer and corporation raked in $10,000,000,000 in profits last year. Yet many of the company's 1.3 million employees - including Garth's fans and supporters - barely make enough to cross the poverty line.

Sign this petition to send an email to Garth Brooks - let's tell him the truth about Wal-Mart's unfair treatment of its workers and ask him to reconsider the deal.
Dear Mr. Brooks,

I was dismayed to hear that your music will now only be available through Wal-Mart stores and I am writing to urge you to reconsider. You've said "it's great to work for Wal-Mart," but you should know the truth about the harsh reality experienced by Wal-Mart workers before signing on the dotted line.

When Wal-Mart workers try to stand up for themselves and form a union to negotiate for better wages, more affordable health care, and basic protections on the job, they often endure threats, discrimination, intimidation, and even firings.

Last year, Wal-Mart - the world's largest employer and corporation - raked in $10,000,000,000 in profits. And yet many of the company's 1.3 million employees -including your fans and supporters - barely make enough to cross the poverty line.

As the world's largest corporation, Wal-Mart sets the tone for workers' rights around the world. When Wal-Mart does anything to stop its workers from forming unions and exercising their rights, other corporations will likely follow Wal-Mart's path.

Your music provides a soundtrack to the lives of ordinary Americans. Your fans are honest hard-working people, the very same people that endure Wal-Mart's unfair treatment. You take on their issues in song after song, and now we ask that you stand up for them as your co-workers. I urge you to reconsider and drop your deal with Wal-Mart.

Sincerely,

[Your name]
[Your address]
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