Opinions about Walmart are sharply divided in the US. This program uses resistance to (and support for) a Walmart in Los Angeles’s Chinatown, to frame discussion of Dukes v. Walmart, the class action lawsuit by women employees. Rejected in 2011 by the Supreme court, as being too large and diverse a group to constitute a class, the suit is now broken up into smaller cases, at state level.
Liza Featherstone, author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart. King Cheung, whose mother was a Chinatown resident; anonymous local business owner; Aiha Nguyen, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy; male & female demonstrators in LA Chinatown; United Farmworkers founder Dolores Huerta.
Produced for WINGS by Kate Murphy; series producer, Frieda Werden.