Costco understands its role as a good corporate citizen

Commentary | May 16, 2007 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

This idea of treating workers with respect is threatened by globalization. Whenever politicians or businesses want to justify the next lay-off or drop in wages or cut in benefits, they always talk about global competition from Asia. The weird thing is, if they looked in the other direction, that is, to Europe, they would see a continent that is also faced with globalization, but which is figuring it out without stranding its workers without jobs, income or purpose. We don't need to look east or west.

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