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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sure you are right. Not everyone is on assistance but working at Wal-mart 30 hours or 40 hours a week means you're qualified for assistance.

    I'm not saying Wal-Mart is the great Satan. I'm saying that workers able to bargain for their salaries is a good thing and I don't understand how individuals are so anti-union.
    Their are many reasons for every employer including government to be anti-union. Hostess is just one of thousands of reasons, to hate unions.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

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    yes ... why is that? Becaue they stopped collecting taxes and they handed over their finances to goldman sachs.
    Greece has been running 3%+ budget deficits since 1981.

    Greece only handed things over to Goldman Sachs to COVER UP the fact that their level of spending had been ridiculous for a long period of time.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    If a store like walmart increases to 12 per hour across the board it would cost Wal-Mart 2.3 billion. That's 1% of company sells of 305 billion (2011).

    As for shutting down and moving their domestic operations...that's not possible when we're talking the retail and service industry.

    Even if 100% of the cost of a wage increase was passed to consumers (which it most likely wouldn't) then the average shopper would pay 12.50 more a year in their shopping bill.

    Not exactly the doom and gloom scenario's or job killing numbers the Wall St Op-Ed page would like you to think.
    Have you ever taken Business 101?
    Maybe Walmart should start overpaying for everything it purchases. Let's see how long it remains Walmart.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Wal-Mart is pretty much the baseline. I see McDonalds and other jobs paying more than Wal-Mart. In fact I worked at a grocery store while in college and I was paid 13 bucks an hour and that was like 7 years ago.
    Then why would anyone work at Walmart?.....
    Walmart only pays enough to ensure the positions it needs filled.... are filled. And it really shouldn't pay more. Don't like your pay? Get a promotion, or find a job that pays (even slightly) more.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Actually my viewpoint from the get go has been for Wal-Mart employees to bargain for their salaries. That was stated to provide a marker for the impact of higher wages on consumers.
    That can lead to racial and gender differences in pay.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Have you ever taken Business 101?
    Maybe Walmart should start overpaying for everything it purchases. Let's see how long it remains Walmart.
    Ummm..yes.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    That can lead to racial and gender differences in pay.
    Sure...so can a non-unionized labor force...as in the differences in pay we experience now in all fields.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Sure you are right. Not everyone is on assistance but working at Wal-mart 30 hours or 40 hours a week means you're qualified for assistance.

    I'm not saying Wal-Mart is the great Satan. I'm saying that workers able to bargain for their salaries is a good thing and I don't understand how individuals are so anti-union.
    Because, there is a difference between arguing for more wages, and having lawyers collectively bargain. Businesses shouldn't be paying wages based on a arbitrator....

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Then why would anyone work at Walmart?.....
    Walmart only pays enough to ensure the positions it needs filled.... are filled. And it really shouldn't pay more. Don't like your pay? Get a promotion, or find a job that pays (even slightly) more.
    The debate is labor organization. Your stating what one individuals could/should do if he's a low skilled laborer. The other is to legally unionize and try to impact wages for all including him/herself.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Because, there is a difference between arguing for more wages, and having lawyers collectively bargain. Businesses shouldn't be paying wages based on a arbitrator....
    Sure...the difference being the power dynamic between management and low skilled labor when labor acts as individuals compared to when it organizes.

    As for lawyers collectively bargain on their behalf. This lowers the gap in information as well.
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