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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Well low wages lax regulation has led Mexico to great things.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's so they'll have enough left over to pay their union dues.
    WTF are you talking about? Unions has nothing to do with this as there are no unions in US Walmarts. In fact, Walmart is incredibly anti-union and treats their workers like crap.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    WTF are you talking about? Unions has nothing to do with this as there are no unions in US Walmarts. In fact, Walmart is incredibly anti-union and treats their workers like crap.

    Walmart's Unions : Columbia Journalism Review

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    Group accuses Wal-Mart of illegal anti-union tactics | Reuters

    US: Wal-Mart Denies Workers Basic Rights | Human Rights Watch
    Union forces are doing everything in their power to unionize WalMart employees. You don't know that??
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Better to be unemployed and self rightous, than employed and contributing.

    Somehow, that just plays so well into the liberal/progressive pot of stew.
    Walmart mostly only hires part time workers and pays their workers **** wages. They won't make enough to pay federal taxes and will still be on welfare and public housing. The only thing these workers will be contributing money to is thrift stores and stores that offer lay-away programs. The idea that these walmarts would benefit workers is totally absurd. The people who buy stuff from Walmart might benefit(assuming that stuff they buy doesn't break down), the tax payers in that town might benefit assuming the costs of welfare,food stamps and public housing those workers use does not exceed the sales taxes collected from walmart, the outsourced factors in china benifit and the owners of Walmart benefit.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Union forces are doing everything in their power to unionize WalMart employees. You don't know that??
    As they should. Walmart is unethical and exploits workers.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    As they should. Walmart is unethical and exploits workers.
    Then the union should have absolutely no trouble organizing them.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wal-Mart certainly could afford to pay 12.50 an hour at a few stores, no doubt about it. But you can't as a law maker say we need to make sure workers have a living wage and then base what you determine that living wage to be based on where they are employed. Why does a Wal-Mart worker who stocks shelves need 12.50 an hour to live but his neighbor the city worker only needs 8.50?

    Obviously its just an attempt to stick it to Wal-Mart, but its so transparent that they may as well drop the argument that its about a living wage because it just makes them look stupid for trying to pass off such an obviously stupid argument.
    If that is the logic, I don't think it's about sticking it to Wal-Mart, I think it's protecting small businesses who couldn't afford to pay employees $12.50 an hour while those larger businesses who can afford to pay better wages do so for the betterment of their employees.
    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The "logic" behind this bill is an attempt to keep the "small" business owners happy by making it harder for larger stores to undercut their prices.
    That's also possible. Which means it doesn't have anything to do with the work the employee does.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Union forces are doing everything in their power to unionize WalMart employees. You don't know that??
    Yes, but the fact remains that there are absolutely no unions in US Walmarts. You stated that this wage increase argument was so that workers "have enough left over to pay their union dues." How is that possible when there are no unions in Walmart?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    The people decide through their elected officials and community groups and as individuals.

    A business license has traditionally required a company be an ethical member of the community.
    True. It's an interesting area of testing progressives want to administer.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Then the union should have absolutely no trouble organizing them.
    There is always trouble when going against an organization with hundreds of billions of cash to fight.

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