Last year, in response to criticisms of its healthcare provision for its 1.3m workers, Wal-Mart announced changes that included extending medical cover to the families of part-time workers. The retailer maintains that its pay and benefits are better than average in the low-pay retail sector. It has also set up its own support group, Working Families for Wal-Mart, headed by Andrew Young, the former mayor of Atlanta and first black US ambassador to the United Nations, under President Jimmy Carter. Mr Young put out a statement saying it was wrong for politicians concerned about healthcare issues to make Wal-Mart the focus of attacks, saying they were "leading America in the wrong direction".So, basically, Wal-Mart is accused of paying workers far less than they deserve. And, in response, Wal-Mart says: (1) we're not as bad as some other people (tu quoque), and (2) going after the biggest employer in the US is the "wrong direction" to solve compensation problems.
I though they had better PR people than that.