I wish to thank Mark Kellam for his recent article on the status of the Walmart litigation (“Walmart case has its trial date set,” July 25). I am livid that, in my opinion, the union recruited these three women into filing this lawsuit. If they were represented by independent counsel (not UFCWU), I would be less inclined to believe they are just trying to further their special interest (organized labor) disguised as environmental concerns.
Protesters dislike Walmart’s non-union position and allegedly inferior employee compensation/benefits. Even if wages are less than other stores, it is irrelevant to Walmart’s right to be here. Others allege that Walmart sells products made in China. So what? Every big-box store/major retailer sells foreign-manufactured products. I wonder [if] these negative posts are by Burbank residents, or by union members and Walmart-haters from who knows where.
Yes, I expect increased traffic, but that will be mitigated in time. However, with the additional revenue, the city will be in a better position to fund the highway modifications.