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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I seriously doubt the decision to close the stores was spur of the moment. If plumbing was an issue they would have had inspectors look at the problems to see what needed to be fixed and decisions would have to have been made to either just close the for awhile or just work around the problem. A closed store is a loss of revenue, so they would want to expedite the process of getting things fixed in order to reopen the stores quickly. So they would have had plenty of time to draw up plans and get the permits.
    What are the odds of 5 stores where this issue is happening all needed the same type of repairs at the same time for the same duration and with hours of notice given? I'd say pretty close to 0. It's union busting at its finest.
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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ahhh yes. So "fair". "Oops bad plumbing in 5 stores randomly. Looks like we need to close them all, give em 2 months of paid vacation, maybe rehire a couple, or transfer some to another store, here is 2 months paid leave..". Oh yea also dont mind that they only gave the employees a few hour notice, and I guess it just so happens that these workers were the ones involved in pro-union organizing, and its also not like Walmart has a history of doing this.. Real "fair".
    Had you read up on the issue you would know that the stores had ongoing plumbing problems. Nothing random about that. Walmart also plans other renovations to to be made while the stores are closed. So a two month paid vacation is more than fair.
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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Walmart claims this isn't a simple plumbing repair.
    What kind of plumbing repair requires a permit?

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Permits and inspections for major and even some minor repairs are the norm. A plumbing repair requiring 6 months down time in a large building would almost certainly require a permit and inspections.
    Provide an example

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Let me get this straight...

    Store closes for "up to six months". Employees get two months of paid time off and twiddle their thumbs for the other four months. And you call this a vacation? Are you a graduate of the Karl Rove School Of Mathematics To Make Yourself Feel Better?
    Walmart is offering opportunities at other stores, so the ones who sit and twiddle their thumbs will have no excuse. The ones who are diligent will be first in line to apply for one of those transfers

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    You're easily fooled aren't you?
    Do you have any evidence that those opportunities won't be available? Nope

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What are the odds of 5 stores where this issue is happening all needed the same type of repairs at the same time for the same duration and with hours of notice given? I'd say pretty close to 0. It's union busting at its finest.
    What's the chance that the additional renovations would make that a possibility

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    What's the chance that the additional renovations would make that a possibility
    When were they first planned? Why were workers only notified HOURS before they were to occur? What are the extent of the repairs? These are all questions which have yet to be answered. However, the truth is that they won't be answered because this is union busting at its finest.
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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    When were they first planned? Why were workers only notified HOURS before they were to occur? What are the extent of the repairs? These are all questions which have yet to be answered. However, the truth is that they won't be answered because this is union busting at its finest.
    With the employees getting two months paid vacation, the short notice is not an issue.

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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    Had you read the link you would know that the stores had ongoing plumbing problems. Nothing random about that. Walmart also plans other renovations to to be made while the stores are closed. So a two month paid vacation is more than fair.
    You betcha I did. Also read "City officials in Pico Rivera say that nothing has been brought to their attention and no permits at all have been sought for any work,". Also read that he isnt elaborating on this plumbing leak that takes 6 months to take care of, what is this the BP oil spill?
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