A Wal-Mart employee has started an online petition to “Clean House” at Wal-Mart’s top elite CEO’s in light of criminal charges of: Bribery, concealing evidence and stopping an internal investigation by the store management itself.
The Department of Justice has been sitting on the evidence since December 2011, the Comptroller of Mexico has opened an investigation on 24 million dollars used to bribe Mexico officials to speed up building permits for WalMex the new chain of stores for Wal-Mart’s expansion into Mexico’s retail market.
The deli manager at Wal-Mart store in Pico Rivera California had more than 4.300 signatures today, and wants the company CEO Mr. Mike Duke to resign, the Chairman S. Robson Walton and a thorough investigation “independent” of the store or it’s affiliates to be conducted by an outside organization. Luna’s statement:
“Nobody should get away with bribery, and they should be held accountable for that”.
Ms. Luna is from Mexico and a member of OUR Walmart – Organization United for Respect at Wal-Mart who’s aim it is to improve conditions for the workers of the giant retail store.
Wal-Mart has brought in a very high level army of lawyers, accountants and sophisticated assistance to fight the charges. The Department of Justice has not filed any charges up until today.
Apparently, Mr. Duke was well aware of the internal investigation since his 2005 commencement as the company’s CEO.
Another group the UFCWIU – United Food and Commercial Workers International Union President Joe Hansen demanded the same of Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart’s shares WALMEXV.MX dropped in the past several days since the news of the scandal was revealed.
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Wal-Mart remained silent, there has been no denials, but the company wishes to ensure this type of thing doesn’t happen again. Wall Street analysts believe Mike Duke should go.
In China there was an issue and Wal-Mart stores had to be closed for a period of time.