TAKING AIM AT WAL-MART: The AFL-CIO is taking on the world’s largest company. The union has declared Thursday a "day of action," in which labor supporters in the 50 states plan to rally at Wal-Mart Stores to demand that it "become a responsible corporate citizen," according to a letter to labor unions signed by AFL-CIO president John Sweeney and United Food & Commercial Workers union president Douglas Dority. Wal-Mart has so far successfully resisted campaigns to unionize any of its more than 1 million workers. "Wal-Mart truly has declared war on American workers and America’s unions," said the letter from Sweeney and Dority. "We must no longer say it is someone else’s fight. It is our fight, too." A spokeswoman for the Bentonville, Ark.,-based retail giant said, "We think it’s unfortunate that these rallies arebeing used to try to discredit our company."

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