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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Exactly, and with the decline of Unions comes the decline of the middle class.
    complete and utter bunk.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    "run by the rich" ? Hmmm, then did the rich reelect obama? If so, why don't you hate obama as much as you hate the rich?
    I don't HATE the rich, thats a straw man, I just don't want a select few running an economy.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    complete and utter bunk.
    Union-Membership-and-Middle-Class-Income.jpg

    Your embarrasing yourself now.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Last I heard Texas was part of the United States where you were free to leave your employer for one that you liked and respected. I hope you told your mother to quit immediately so someone that wouldn't mind working for that poor management could have the job?
    Pay attention. If you had read past the first page of this thread, you would've seen another post describing the town of about 16K people with WalMart being the 5th largest employer aside from the school system, hospital, etc. In small town, rural Texas WalMart is often one of very few employers. Add to that the current unemployment rate...

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Not sure that anyone who has not worked at WalMart is really qualified to discuss what working there is like. But anyone who compares it to a root canal pretty much disqualifies himself. But since you seem to think yourself qualified, perhaps you could clear up why WalMart is the focus of evil and every other retailer whose pay and working conditions are identical gets a pass. An Agenda perhaps?
    Have you cleaned up behind the elephant? But I bet you can judge that to be a pretty crappy job just the same.

    Have you ever climbed into the hold of a garbage truck to scrub it out periodically? But I bet you can judge that to be a pretty lousy job just the same.

    Are you following me here or do you need some other examples?

    Jobs a little better than minimum wage where your employer actively works to subvert your rights and manipulates your hours so you never qualify for benefits fit right into the definition of a lousy job.

    Why is WM the target? Probably because their size and success makes them the poster pin up boy for everything that is wrong with the economic trends these days
    *** rabidly anti labor union
    *** expects government to subsidize their lousy wages with tax payer funded welfare/food stamp payments to their workers
    *** buys products from overseas sweat shops who have stolen millions of American jobs
    *** ugly stores where customer service is almost nonexistent
    *** drives out smaller stores and businesses from towns all across America
    *** bullies towns and cities to get breaks and assistance that other businesses cannot get giving them unfair advantage

    and that is just to start
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Not sure that anyone who has not worked at WalMart is really qualified to discuss what working there is like. But anyone who compares it to a root canal pretty much disqualifies himself. But since you seem to think yourself qualified, perhaps you could clear up why WalMart is the focus of evil and every other retailer whose pay and working conditions are identical gets a pass. An Agenda perhaps?
    Walmart is the biggest and is thus the new symbol of corporate success. Many see their success as "unfair" as they do not "share" this success by granting their lowest level employees with better pay/benefits (than the competition). Even though the net profit margin of Walmart is fairly low (3.57%) their sheer size makes the dollar amount of that profit quite high. If unions can get in on this booty then they can grow their power, as we are talking about up to 1 million workers added using only a few thousand protestors.

    Unions refuse to admit that their demands have hurt the competitive advantage of many companies/industries that they control and seek to impose gov't protection to maintian their dwindling power. This time of year is, by far, the busiest season for retailers so they can point out the "expliotation" of the workforce as overtime requests increase and management seeks to maximize employee production to meet the increased business demand spike.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
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    Your embarrasing yourself now.
    by putting two unrelated curves on a chart you are the one embarrassing yourself. How about a curve comparing oyster harvests to the income of native americans living on reservations?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
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    Your embarrasing yourself now.
    Corelation does not indicate causation. One could just as easily show corelation of the increased use of computers, the increase in fuel effeciency of cars or the increased availability of new technology allowing production per worker to increase. You simply show close (but not exact) corelation of two factors, but not causation.

    Note also that union membership fell by over 50% but that income share dropped by only about 15%, clever use of different scales on the left and right of graph "force" these lines to look similar.
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    I don't HATE the rich, thats a straw man, I just don't want a select few running an economy.
    Then why do you support obama? MOst of his campaign contributions came from rich people. Do you think any hollywood people or rappers contributed to Romney?
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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Corelation does not indicate causation. One could just as easily show corelation of the increased use of computers, the increase in fuel effeciency of cars or the increased availability of new technology allowing production per worker to increase. You simply show close (but not exact) corelation of two factors, but not causation.
    right, but I beat you too it :-) see # 797
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