In an ongoing effort for weeks, even months now, to stop a Walmart store from opening in Burbank, a select group of protesters has been waging an ongoing battle by demonstrating in front of City Hall and voicing their hatred with repetitious rhetoric in front of the Burbank City Council, week after week after week.
One can't help but wonder, why do these people hate Walmart so much? What has Walmart ever done to them?
Their rhetoric covers all the same bases: traffic, Chinese-made products, low wages and lack of benefits for workers.
But now the real reason has finally come to the surface in an article on the front page of the Saturday Jan. 28 edition of the Leader titled, “Attorney threatens to sue over Walmart issue.” After reading this, my suspicions, along with those of some other people, have come true. It's the unions and people associated with them that do not want a Walmart coming to town and competing with the big supermarket chain stores.