Was just talking with my cut and sew manufacturer about this- Walmart is huge but the amount of stores involved with overseas manufacturing is endless. It’s not just big box stores anymore. Even with massive changes in labor rate structures, he guessed that US customers are only going to see about a $1-2 increase at the end of the day.
Protests by workers at Bangladesh’s many garment factories are spreading, even as riot police fire tear gas and water cannons at crowds of up to 20,000 people, including children. The workers are protesting conditions and wages, which now average $25 a month for sewing clothes for the western likes of Wal-Mart. One more reason among so many not to shop there. More photos here.