Facebook. Se connecter à Facebook. A demonstration was held in San Francisco Wednesday outside Western Union at 24th and Folsom streets to call for an international boycott of the company for its price gouging practices. Photos by John Han By John Han December 20, 2007 Members of the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA) called for an international boycott of Western Union Wednesday until the money transfer company adopts fair remittance practices for immigrant communities.
The group says Western Union, the largest money transfer company in the world, "extracts resources" from immigrant communities who need to send money to support families in their home countries, charging as much as $15.00 to $25.00 per transaction - 30 percent higher than industry standards. In 2006 over $60 billion was wired to Latin American countries with as much as 75 percent wired from US workers. Francis Calpotura "The only question is, is Western Union going to change?
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