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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Wages only become competitive if workers don't act like exploitable stooges. Whenever you walk into a store like Wal-Mart, you will always notice that some employees work hard, while others do little or nothing.

    The ones doing little or nothing are the smart ones and should serve as role models for the rest of the employees; after all, they prove that it isn't necessary to do much work to stay employed.
    I see. Is that the type of advice you would give your own children? Would you have people like those serve as role models for them? Or do you a different standard of right behavior that you would apply to you and yours?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If you went around the nation and took a survey asking this question - WHICH NATIONAL COMPANY DO YOU REFUSE TO PATRONIZE BECUAE YOU HAVE STRONG DIFFERENCE OF OPINION WITH HOW THE COMPANY OPERATES? is there any doubt who would win going away? I cannot even think of a company which would finish second.
    Just ask people, "Do you ever shop at WalMart?" What a loaded question you would ask!!

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    First, union security agreements should be legal. Laws that prohibit them are an affront to a free market, since in a free market, all private contracts should be allowed.

    Second, American workers need to improve their work ethic. One of the reasons that Wal-Mart can get away w/paying its employees such low wages is that its employees in the US simply work too hard for that level of pay. If low-skilled workers just all got lazier, in general, they would be in a better position to negotiate for higher pay.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    I'm confused why people are attacking workers for asking better working conditions.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    No, actually the reason WalMart can get away with paying the wages it does is because it is a competative wage that allows it to employ all the people it needs. That you think the wage is too low is irrelevant.
    "The free market did it, therefore it's good."

    Have you accounted for the massive subsidies WalMart is receiving from the taxpayers?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm confused why people are attacking workers for asking better working conditions.
    makes no sense, does it?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just ask people, "Do you ever shop at WalMart?" What a loaded question you would ask!!


    Point taken Maggie - they do have tons of willing customers. That is very true. But they also have a large group who loathes them and will go to lengths NOT to patronize them.

    So is there any other major company in America where the population is so divided about other than Wal Mart?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm confused why people are attacking workers for asking better working conditions.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    If they want better pay, they should seek employment elsewhere. Walmart is notorious for its crappy conditions, and why anyone would ever seek employment there is baffling.
    Because they need the job. As Democrats vote to increase the number of unemployed into the 10s of millions out of their principles - ie Democrats love-affair with the super rich, some people actually can't live on welfare and food stamps - or prefer not to. I suppose an argument could be made that a person is smarter to live on government support than working, though, per Democratic social policies, but some people don't agree with that.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I'm confused why people are attacking workers for asking better working conditions.
    I think it's because I see it not being "the people" who are asking for better working conditions. I see it as "the union" pushing from the top down...instead of the workers pulling from the bottom up.

    Websites paid for by unions are continually reporting mis-information . . . tried to disrupt the company's business this last weekend . . . conducting a huge media blitz against WalMart . . . busing in what I must assume are "bought-and-paid-for demonstrators" . . . why? Because they are salivating at the thought of 1.5 million unionized WalMart workers paying $20-$25 a month in union dues. They have no altruistic intent. As usual? It's all about the money.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I see. Is that the type of advice you would give your own children? Would you have people like those serve as role models for them? Or do you a different standard of right behavior that you would apply to you and yours?
    Whenever someone works harder than what's required, it amounts to theft of time and effort. In an ideal free market, theft should = 0.

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