December 19, 2015
By Jess Levin, Communications Director for Making Change at Walmart
Washington, DC – Walmart announced three years ago its "U.S. manufacturing initiative" and, in the years since, the company regularly likes to tout its commitment to American renewal" and to buying American made products.
Unfortunately, a closer look at the company's real record shows that it has actually been sending hundreds of thousands of jobs overseas at the very same time it has touted these programs to the American people. This is a constant pattern from irresponsible companies, like Walmart, who use public relations to tout new initiatives while counting on the media to never fact-check these statements or investigate these programs. The brutal truth, as a report released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found, is that Walmart is to blame for the loss of plenty of good American jobs.