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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    I've never heard of a permit being required to conduct plumbing repairs
    never done construction have you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    They'll have the same amount of money as if they were working, for two months. And after that they're eligible for severance if they haven't found work. That's more than fair
    The two months is severance.

    Workers are not 'eligible' for severene pay, it is voluntary from employers, and rarely occurs for non-exempt employees.

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

    They just closed one I Houston and are blaming the plumbing on that one as well. Odd, how plumbing is a problem so wide spread and the fix appears to be the same time span for all stores. Perhaps "Mo money" is not working as planned by the $15/hr. raise folks as you have to ask,................ how much are they making now?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    never done construction have you?
    No kidding - nothing is done without permits, which require detailed blueprints and must exactly meet building codes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So they had to close these stores down for 6 months without knowing what repairs are even needed?
    From what I have read, no permit applications have taken place for any of the stores.

    Common business sense entails securing permits beforehand, and approvals, to minimize down time and reduce lost revenue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    never done construction have you?
    I've just finished construction on a small kitchen addition to a bar in North Carolina. The design and plans took the architect a month. The plans were submitted to the building department and plan review took a month. The construction cost was about sixty grand plus equipment and it's taken a month. This was three months for a kitchen which was roughly three hundred square feet.

    That doesn't mean that I know how long it takes to work on a Walmart, especially since all I know about the scope of work is people bitching about it on the internet.
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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Wouldn't they do that before closing the store down? How else would they have came to the decision to close down the store for up to 6 months if they have yet to inspect the store? I seriously doubt on april 12 they said they needed to close down the walmarts for 6 months and april 13 closed the stores down at 7 pm. They had to think about this decision for awhile,meaning they had plenty of time for inspectors and plenty of time to get the necessary permits.
    They came to the decision based on repeated plumbing problems

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    The two months is severance.

    Workers are not 'eligible' for severene pay, it is voluntary from employers, and rarely occurs for non-exempt employees.
    They are getting two months pay and then become eligible for the severance package

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

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    I make no judgments on the merits of the complaint, but such a complaint itself would be far from "non-provable." The NLRB could seek documents, electronic communications, and interviews with key personnel. That discovery process could yield evidence as to whether the complaint has merit or lacks it.
    Wow....just wow....(shakes head) first they want every Walmart closed, and the Walton's stoned to death....Now they close a couple of stores, and OMG! THEY CAN'T DO THAT!!!! Really?

    The stupidity abounds.
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    Re: Wal-Mart workers allege layoffs, store closings were retaliatory

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wow....just wow....(shakes head) first they want every Walmart closed, and the Walton's stoned to death....Now they close a couple of stores, and OMG! THEY CAN'T DO THAT!!!! Really?

    The stupidity abounds.
    Just so there's no confusion, I'm not criticizing or supporting Walmart's decision. My point was that the discovery process can yield information rebutting the view that the matter in question is "unprovable." Nothing more.

    IMO, perceptions notwithstanding, I don't believe one should automatically assume that Walmart is engaging in an unfair labor practice. Furthermore, even as Walmart is a popular target for criticism, the other side of the story in which the retail chain has made a wide range of goods available to people who might not otherwise have been able to afford them (improving lives), is also important. In short, if the retailer did not provide value to the marketplace, it is unlikely that it would have grown as it did since its establishment, much less survived for as long as it has.

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