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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I asked you about the extra money these workers will make and if it is worth it to join the union. Extra means above and beyond what they are already making.

    It is not a hard concept to grasp.
    Well thanks for clearing that up. Joining a union is up to workers themselves and no one else. If they think it's worth it, then they'll join. So you don't so much have a concept.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You have a deep prejudice against unions for whatever reason, and that's what runs your thinking.

    Too bad actually.
    you need to stop telling me what i believe... your track record of being accurate is incredibly low.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    you need to stop telling me what i believe... your track record of being accurate is incredibly low.
    It's only obvious. walmart has capitulated to public and union pressures to pay better wages and get their workers off of welfare and it has finally come to fruition. You don't like labor unions and your opinion make it staggeringly obvious. I wonder why you can't just admit that times are changing and walmart see the handwriting on the wall?
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    you need to stop telling me what i believe... your track record of being accurate is incredibly low.
    You believe onions smell good on your breath. And not the delicious Vidalia kind either. The nasty loud California kind.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    This country will always have need of low skilled workers for the service sector. There are also trades jobs that cannot be contracted out. The argument comes with what you're going to pay such workers and walmart has decided that for now $10 an hour is okay. We cannot have a country wherein low skilled labor lives in huddles of poverty because the market wants to keep them poor.
    we have this today
    those huddles of poverty; and they are all across rural America
    and those impoverished residents vote against their self interest, pulling the lever for republican candidates
    we elect the politicians we deserve

    and this base wage increase by walmart is a tactical maneuver to keep the department of labor at bay while Obama remains in the white house. that DoL should be looking into the reason why 1.4 million employees in almost 5000 locations have never been able to elect one bargaining unit location to enjoy the benefits of unionization
    but notice that the Dol is not
    and likely now, will not
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    we have this today
    those huddles of poverty; and they are all across rural America
    and those impoverished residents vote against their self interest, pulling the lever for republican candidates
    we elect the politicians we deserve

    and this base wage increase by walmart is a tactical maneuver to keep the department of labor at bay while Obama remains in the white house. that DoL should be looking into the reason why 1.4 million employees in almost 5000 locations have never been able to elect one bargaining unit location to enjoy the benefits of unionization
    but notice that the Dol is not
    and likely now, will not
    I don't disagree with you: walmart has always lied its way through life and that's why unions, media and the public at large have been after them. The organizing drive has however kept up the visible pressure and worked for higher wages, so to deny the union's pressure to bring this about doesn't tell the whole story in my opinion. And if the union gives up, then when walmart gets what it wants in Washington, tinto some hen they'll pull the rug out from underneath their workers. So the union has duty to the workers to keep it going and organize them. What walmart may do, is what Fed Ex's Fred Smith did, and slide a note into a bill placing themselves under the Railway Act: Smith was panicing over the Teamsters.
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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    It's only obvious. walmart has capitulated to public and union pressures to pay better wages and get their workers off of welfare and it has finally come to fruition. You don't like labor unions and your opinion make it staggeringly obvious. I wonder why you can't just admit that times are changing and walmart see the handwriting on the wall?
    I fully oppose labor union in the public sector... i do NOT oppose them in the private sector..... tell me again which sector Walmart operates in again?

    I'm sorry that screws up your batting average even more... but you shouldn't say things about me you don't know are true.

    you have no proof of your claims... not a shred.... when/if you provide such proof or evidence, we'll talk further.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You believe onions smell good on your breath. And not the delicious Vidalia kind either. The nasty loud California kind.


    how ya been lil brother?

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

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    how ya been lil brother?
    Bahh... fighting the flu right now. Otherwise I'd probably not be on this site.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

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    Bahh... fighting the flu right now. Otherwise I'd probably not be on this site.
    ugh.. sorry to hear that... get well, bro.

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