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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    well the ultimate question is, that its up too walmart to choose,...not the workers, or government, and if walmart makes the wrong decision, and they lose shoppers and money, that is how the market works.

    but anybody who seeks to intimidate their employer, and make demands, will not find a friend in the most of the American people.
    Agree. CSR is a combination of factors and societal pressure is one of them in the form of bad PR. As values change, so does CSR. Its not the easiest concept and it can be local, county, state and national. There are tons of ways to implement it, whether its volunteerism, charity drives or even eco friendly moves.

    It can be very costly. But the overall goal is to increase profit and business by making investments that are "the right thing" before they are actually needed by law.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Ask the 18,000 people that lost thier jobs due to Hostess having to liquidate. Hostess warned them that if they didn't get back to work then Hostess would be forced to liquidate the entire company. Yet the union bosses continue on ignoring the warning.

    And the only reason that you keep hearing about CEO's salaries is because of the sense of entitlement that so many people have now adays. The belief that they are owed something that they do not deserve or work for.

    And this is coming from someone who gets paid $9.25/hr. Wife makes 7.75/hr (even after 12 years of working in the same place) and has a boss that doesn't give her full time hours just so he can get a bigger bonus every quarter. Yet you don't see me demanding that my boss pay me more or I will strike do you? (i don't strike) And while I was on foodstamps for awhile as soon as I got a job I got off of them. Just called them and told them to cancel without even checking to see if I could still qualify for them. And yet despite all this I am STILL living quite comfortably. Got a roof over my head, food on the table, heat, clothing and a fully insured car.

    These people and those like them don't need more money. They need to start taking responsibility for thier own actions and attempt to make themselves worth more instead of just demanding what they think they are owed.

    Sorry but I have no sympathy for anyone that demands more and expects it to be given for no real reason.
    The entitlement meme is merely a tactic to avoid a discussion on worker rights. When a company closes, both sides failed. But my problem is that so many attack the workers and not management. They also failed, and did so while paying a huge some of money to someone to make it work. You can whine abut unions all you want, but stock holders paid the CEO and not the union to make it work.

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    Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Like the 114 dead non-union Bangla Deshi's who worked for him?
    Wow...he went over and killed 114 bangladeshians?

    OF COURSE thats all you can see. OF COURSE.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Why do no-skill workers "deserve" more? Average of $10.50/hour sounds pretty damn good to round up carts and say 'Welcome to Wal mart!" to people as they enter the store. How much do you think they should make? Should they make an engineer's salary?
    Half the time they don't even get that right, carters end up dinging vehicles by half assing the job, and greeters don't greet, hell, they just stare most of the time. I mean, when you have a single facet job it should be impossible to suck at it. Yet these "deserving" employees "shine" on through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I'm sure he purposely killed them, himself, barehanded, just because he was having a bad day.
    nah...it was a game of sport. Rich guys got to go over once a month and hunt them down and kill them. had a banquet afterward. Yeaahaw!!!

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    nah...it was a game of sport. Rich guys got to go over once a month and hunt them down and kill them. had a banquet afterward. Yeaahaw!!!
    yeah I guess old Sam rose from the dead after resting peacefully for 20+ years and went over there and lit the fire

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    the real kicker of it all is that if the minimum wage were to disappear, I'd lay odds that wages would go up.
    I'd lay odds that 98-99% of people who favor the minimum wage laws don't know the racist origin of them.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The entitlement meme is merely a tactic to avoid a discussion on worker rights. When a company closes, both sides failed. But my problem is that so many attack the workers and not management. They also failed, and did so while paying a huge some of money to someone to make it work. You can whine abut unions all you want, but stock holders paid the CEO and not the union to make it work.
    When it comes to pay the only "right" that a worker has is to get paid $7.25/hr. I have no problem with workers demanding a safer environment because they DO have that right. But when it comes to pay higher than the minimum wage? They had better be worth it. Not only in skill but also in work ethic, experiance, and attendence. No worker has a right to get paid more than $7.25/hr unless the minimum wage gets raised via Congress.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'd lay odds that 98-99% of people who favor the minimum wage laws don't know the racist origin of them.

    EDIT - Policy and Economy: The racist origins of the Davis-Bacon Act
    The Minimum Wage, Discrimination, and Inequality - Art Carden - Mises Daily
    having studied Labor history I can tell you it was an effort by northern white unions to prevent black labor coming North from out competing overpriced union labor

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    I can't believe I read this thread, do any of you realize that Wal-Mart is basically an indoor flea market selling yard sale items five years from now? I haven't been in one in 5 years+ and don't understand that support their crap.

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