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Wal-Mart simply doesn't believe unionization is right for our company because third-party representation wouldn't improve our relationship with our workers, many of whom have consistently recognized the value of dealing directly with management and have chosen not to organize a union. We also offer a tremendous opportunity for advancement: 76% of our store managers started out in hourly positions.


Wal-Mart does not tolerate discrimination. Wal-Mart is a great place for women to work, and isolated complaints don't change this fact. And Wal-Mart benefits-available to full- and part-time workers-include health care insurance available after one year of employment (two years for part-time workers) with no lifetime maximum.


Wal-Mart brings value to communities through good jobs, good benefits, and low prices for our customers. We offer tremendous value on things your readers need and encourage them to visit our Web site,, to learn more about our company.


Editor's note: Ms. Evenson shared her concerns about the Wal-Mart ad with the Center for Nursing Advocacy ( The center contacted Wal-Mart and worked with the company to change the wording of the ad, which may appear in other nursing publications. Letters from readers regarding ads that appear in AJN are shared with the publisher, the advertising department, and usually the advertiser.