Click here to read: Wal-Mart labels Boerne nuns a security threat.
Nydia Lopez KENS 5 Eyewitness News
It's a David versus Goliath battle heating up in the Hill Country â€” a group
of nuns from Boerne is taking a stand against Wal-Mart.
The corporate giant reportedly labeled the nuns a security threat after they
raised questions about Wal-Mart's business practices.
Sister Susan Mika is part of the Benedectine Sisters, which is part of the
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. The center has been
questioning Wal-Mart's business practices for years.
"We've been raising questions with them for about 17 years, so it's not like
they don't know it," Sister Mika said.
Now, the sisters find themselves on Wal-Mart's security threat list. Sister
Mika said the group has been wrongly labeled.
"In no way have we ever been a threat to the company in that sense. We might
be a threat in the kind of question that we're asking, but not a security
threat," Sister Mika said.
The sisters have raised questions on wages, human rights, health care and
the pay disparity between CEOs and workers. They believe that's why Wal-Mart
has launched a surveillance operation on the small church group.
"We wanted to find out more about what was actually happening, and did they
do any surveillance on us, either personally or as a community, and to let
us know what that would be, and to apologize to us," Sister Mika said.
Calls from KENS 5 to a Wal-Mart spokesperson went unreturned.
The nuns say they want an apology and will continue to raise concerns and
issues until someone launches an investigation into thousands of allegations