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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Tell me why that is, Haymarket. Why have those few people put WalMart in their sights? I suppose you would answer, "They import all their junk from foreign countries." True. So does every other retailer in the United States. Or, you might answer, "They treat their employees like ****." Well, if that's true? So does every other major retailer in the United States. Or, you might answer, "They move into a town and mom-and-pop stores go out of business." The same thing happened with Pamida came to town (in Wisconsin), when Kohl's came to town, when Sears came to town.

    So riddle me, Haymarket: Why WalMart? You and I both know the answer to that question.
    I thought for sure that I had already answered that...... like the great Wilt Chamberlain used to say often ..... Everybody hates Goliath.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Oh, I see. Hostess went out of business because its evil, greedy, capitalist slave driving management wanted to keep all the money and pay the workers $1 per hour. Is that what your left wing BS blogs have told you?
    i stated fact, it was poor management that did the company in....sad to see them go, as many people enjoyed their products, but when you have people running the company that know squat about what they are doing, know nothing about the business they are in, this is what happens...the unions have given and given back to the company, while the top execs were getting huge pay raises as the company went into bankruptcy...do some actual reasearch and think for yourself for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    If every Walton died tomorrow, leaving behind all the assets and capital, Walmart would be fine ... If every Walmart employee, or not even employee, Janitor died tomorrow Walmart would have major problems.
    Hmm..you're talking about a few people vs a million people. Lets try and keep things in perspective here shall we? If the same number of employee's died as there are Waltons Wal-Mart would be just fine.

    And no, Wal-mart would not be just fine if the Waltons died. It would create instability, stocks would go down and its quite possible that the next person to inherit would try and liquidate everything. Baring that the next person in control could just reduce everyone's paycheck down to minimum wage and take away all but federally mandated benefits.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Ok, so what are you denying, that outsourcing mainly happened in the 80s and 90s? Or that Unions were in the decline at that time period? (maily due to reagan's administration no longer enforcing labor laws).
    Union membership has declined because a lot of workers finally realized that the unions were screwing them and that they did not need to have money taken from every paycheck to pay the fatcat labor bosses who were doing nothing for them.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Exactly how is the government subsidizing walmart? before you answer look up the word "subsidy"
    Several ways actually. The big ones are FIT, EITC, SNAP, PPACA, educational subsidies and other "public assistance" given based on "low" income. What many here seem to say is that any job should pay a "living wage", thus the "answer" is to make a McJob sufficient to support a family. Of course, that would simply mean a never ending cycle of inflation and minimum wages increases or direct gov't subsidies to "make up the difference". What seems to be missing is why anyone is "limitted to" working a single entry level low/semi-skilled job for life. The minimum wage has been basically static (adjusted for inflation) since 1970, yet only now do we see a McJob as a "carreer".
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    If the unions were to sign up all of the millions of walmart employees---would the union make money? Would the union bosses get higher pay? Would the walmart customers pay higher prices?

    Your position on this is foolish and uninformed. We have laws on the books in every state to protect workers from abuse and poor working conditions, unions do nothing but inflate prices and fill their own pockets.
    "laws " protecting workers are challenged everyday in this country, and furthermore, laws are only as good as the people enforcing them.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i stated fact, it was poor management that did the company in....sad to see them go, as many people enjoyed their products, but when you have people running the company that know squat about what they are doing, know nothing about the business they are in, this is what happens...the unions have given and given back to the company, while the top execs were getting huge pay raises as the company went into bankruptcy...do some actual reasearch and think for yourself for a change.
    OK, you choose to believe that left wing union BS story if it makes you and your "union brothers and sisters" happy. I will not waste any more time trying to educate you, you have already sacrificed too many brain cells to the left wing BS
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    I'm pretty sure anyone here could to the Walton families job also ...
    If that were true then why don't you have or are even part owner of your own type of Wal-Mart Store?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I thought for sure that I had already answered that...... like the great Wilt Chamberlain used to say often ..... Everybody hates Goliath.
    Well, since that's a very poor answer, I'll help you: Unions have been spreading misinformation about WalMart for years. They salivate at the thought of 1.5 million union members paying their $15-$20 a month into their organizations. They will say anything, do anything, lie, misinform and go to the ends of the earth to enroll them as dues' paying members. They hope that by getting that cork out of the bottle? They will be restored to greatness. I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    OK, you choose to believe that left wing union BS story if it makes you and your "union brothers and sisters" happy. I will not waste any more time trying to educate you, you have already sacrificed too many brain cells to the left wing BS
    to educate someone, one must be educated himself, and what you are posting i can assure you, is not 'educated'......

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