BATs although many of us are Back to School, most of us are not. We are AGAIN, going to actively encourage folks to shop union for Back to School and to certainly boycott Walmart. Although most BATs boycott Walmart all year round and have been for years. Why should we boycott Walmart? Here is why – they support

The expansion of private schools that use public funds (aka for profit charters) to the tune of $1 Billion https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/teachers-union-blasts-walmart-for-its-back-to-school-promotion/2016/08/12/8be9d30c-60b2-11e6-9d2f-b1a3564181a1_story.html

Teach for America and their program to place unqualified teachers in our most neediest districts (replacing qualified teachers and teachers of color) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/walton-foundation-teach-for-america-walmart_n_910615.html

An agenda that has been horrific to their workers, women, and immigrants. It does not allow workers to unionize. http://reclaimdemocracy.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/walton_philanthropy.pdf

Many anti public education organizations as seen here https://dianeravitch.net/2015/09/23/who-got-money-from-the-walton-family-foundation-you-might-be-surprised/

School choice which does NOT offer choice at all, it removes it from parents and from communities. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/03/17/the-walmartization-of-public-education/

Removal of a teachers right to due process http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/us/teacher-tenure-is-challenged-again-in-a-minnesota-lawsuit.html?_r=0

Please do not shop Walmart year round and especially for Back to School – Share with everyone you know! #BoycottWalmart

Teachers union blasts Walmart for its back-to-school promotion