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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

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    I provided sources to support my claims - where's yours?
    I edited to add my source.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I edited to add my source.
    Not to play the "your source against mine" game, but your source pre-dates both of mine and is therefore not as current or relevant. The fact remains, the UFCW union has indicated it will cease trying to unionize Walmart stores and the one store in Canada that they were able to certify a few years back voted this past summer to decertify from the UFCW.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well, either you clearly don't know the meaning of the word hyperbole or you're ignorant of the facts.

    Walmart may be "ripe for unionization" in the minds of the nostalgic or those prone to fantasy, but the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which was defending itself against charges filed by Walmart for unfair labor practices, has indicated it will be withdrawing attempts to unionize Walmart stores.

    Union Pledges to Halt Attempts to Unionize Wal-Mart Employees | News | Tools | XpertHR.com

    In addition, the one Walmart store in Canada that was successfully unionized had its union members vote to decertify the union this past summer.

    Only Walmart Union In Canada Votes To Decertify

    So much for your claims being "entirely true".

    You were likely correct, however, in your claim that you would cheer if Walmart unionized, but that's about as relevant as me saying I'd cheer if I won the next Powerball draw.

    It's never a good idea to claim the high ground and the moral authority when it's so easy to prove your claims are just so worthless. And that's not hyperbole.
    Greetings, CJ.

    The one thing that is rarely mentioned is the fact that Wal-Mart does not do sweeps of neighborhoods, rounding people up to force them to work at their business. Each person who works for Wal-Mart has opted to work there. If they are unhappy with their pay, working conditions, or requirements of the job, the store swings both ways. To demonize a business for basically providing them with employment is absurd.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

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    Greetings, CJ.

    The one thing that is rarely mentioned is the fact that Wal-Mart does not do sweeps of neighborhoods, rounding people up to force them to work at their business. Each person who works for Wal-Mart has opted to work there. If they are unhappy with their pay, working conditions, or requirements of the job, the store swings both ways. To demonize a business for basically providing them with employment is absurd.
    Good morning Lady P - we had our first little dusting of snow this morning.

    Those who criticize Walmart and their employment practices are those who are deluded about their entitlements in life. From the postings here on this thread, America is full of entitlement-mongers
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Not to play the "your source against mine" game, but your source pre-dates both of mine and is therefore not as current or relevant. The fact remains, the UFCW union has indicated it will cease trying to unionize Walmart stores and the one store in Canada that they were able to certify a few years back voted this past summer to decertify from the UFCW.
    My source is more recent which showed that the NLRB sided with UFCW because Walmart intiminated, recorded, and threatened many of its employers because they dare to speak out.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning Lady P - we had our first little dusting of snow this morning.

    Those who criticize Walmart and their employment practices are those who are deluded about their entitlements in life. From the postings here on this thread, America is full of entitlement-mongers
    Perhaps, like yourself. You want cheap good so why not have your communities pay for it and also allow the employees to take the hit in low wages and lack of benefits. The irony is you are paying out of your pocket for subsidies for those cheap goods.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well, either you clearly don't know the meaning of the word hyperbole or you're ignorant of the facts.

    Walmart may be "ripe for unionization" in the minds of the nostalgic or those prone to fantasy, but the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which was defending itself against charges filed by Walmart for unfair labor practices, has indicated it will be withdrawing attempts to unionize Walmart stores.

    Union Pledges to Halt Attempts to Unionize Wal-Mart Employees | News | Tools | XpertHR.com

    In addition, the one Walmart store in Canada that was successfully unionized had its union members vote to decertify the union this past summer.

    Only Walmart Union In Canada Votes To Decertify

    So much for your claims being "entirely true".

    You were likely correct, however, in your claim that you would cheer if Walmart unionized, but that's about as relevant as me saying I'd cheer if I won the next Powerball draw.

    It's never a good idea to claim the high ground and the moral authority when it's so easy to prove your claims are just so worthless. And that's not hyperbole.
    you're talking about Canada; that's entirely different. Walmart "associates" there already have universal health care. The US is an entirely different animal.

    to give you an example, the current Walmart advertising campaign has nothing to do with the products. it's a saturation advertisement about how great it is to work there with fake actor testimonials. it's titled "that's the real Walmart."

    basically, so many people here hate the store that they actually have to do a "come on guys, we're really not corporate demons" commercial. many of us feel that way because a family member or friend has worked there. i was a customer before that.

    like i said, when unions form, it will be well deserved.

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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    My source is more recent which showed that the NLRB sided with UFCW because Walmart intiminated, recorded, and threatened many of its employers because they dare to speak out.
    Actually, your source shows no such thing - it does indicate the the NLRB is getting back into the issue after the UFCW withdrew and declared it would no longer attempt to unionize Walmart stores. Perhaps a little birdie in the Obama administration tweeted in their ear.

    Doesn't alter the content of what I posted or the facts behind it.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, CJ.

    The one thing that is rarely mentioned is the fact that Wal-Mart does not do sweeps of neighborhoods, rounding people up to force them to work at their business. Each person who works for Wal-Mart has opted to work there. If they are unhappy with their pay, working conditions, or requirements of the job, the store swings both ways. To demonize a business for basically providing them with employment is absurd.
    Actually it is not. Walmart takes advantage of the economic conditions and they do it extremely well. They are taking advantage of the reality that there is little place any longer for low skilled and low educated people in good paying factory jobs. They are taking advantage of the reality that those same people are struggling to get by as best they can and even a low paying WM job is better than nothing for many. They are taking advantage of China and other foreign manufacturers who in turn take advantage of their workers who are in an even worse situation and can be thoroughly and utterly exploited. They take advantage of manufacturers by dictating to them all manner of specifications on products or they will not stock them. They take advantage of communities who are eager to get any employer and taxpayer and will do cartwheels and anything else the company wants to get into their communities. They take advantage of government welfare programs and know they can pay employees substandard wages and they can still survive making up the difference in government welfare payments. And that in turn takes advantage of the American taxpayer. They take advantage of the blue collar lower working class consumer who only cares about one thing - immediate price and gives it to them despite those same people are losing the game in the long run.

    Yup - lots of advantages at Wal Mart.
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    Re: Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning Lady P - we had our first little dusting of snow this morning.

    Those who criticize Walmart and their employment practices are those who are deluded about their entitlements in life. From the postings here on this thread, America is full of entitlement-mongers
    : Everyone seems to think their starting pay should be in the $40-50 thousand range, or they are being taken advantage of somehow. Weird!

    It's snowing hard here at the moment. Good day to be indoors, sitting at a computer, or baking something chocolatey and chewy! I intend to spend my day doing both!

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