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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What about the people that provide Haymarket's house with electricity? I guess he will have to break out the fire in his fireplace. Wait...many of those run on gas. Hmmm... well, he can always go outside and cook his meal. He won't freeze too much.
    He can always go down to WalMart to stay warm.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thanksgiving isn't a Christmas holiday. We aren't talking about religious holidays. And no, I was in the hospital one year from Christmas Eve to New Years and guess what? The workers weren't all Joos!

    You are going to suggest to all cops, firefighters, and the others to demand that they have the right to be relieved of work tomorrow?

    I think it would be cool if the air traffic controllers said they don't want to work holidays either. Let those planes guide themselves! It would be like one big destructive video game in the sky.
    Great job at completely distorting, changing and perverting what I actually said. Do they teach you this in seminars at the prestigious Von Mises Phone Booth?

    I was born in 1949 and grew up in the Fifties and Sixties. There was no law on the books in most places which forced stores to stay closed on holidays and even on Sundays but it was done just the same because people and business had mutual respect for each other. And this was at time of record high union membership as well.

    What ever happened to simple decency respecting a person spending a national holiday with their family for heavens sakes?

    And yes - there were some skeleton crews who worked in vital areas of the economy and we got by just the same. But some damn big box store was not considered as part of that. And to think that even wal mart managed to survive and even thrive without being open on Thanksgiving! Amazing!!!
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Just as a clarification, they're not striking in order not to work on Thanksgiving or on "Black Friday", but for better hours and wages. The timing is to coincide with Walmart's busiest time:

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    WASHINGTON -- Kicking off the third consecutive year of protests, Walmart workers in six states have formally submitted strike notices to their bosses ahead of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, calling for higher wages and better hours, according to OUR Walmart, the group representing the workers.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Great job at completely distorting, changing and perverting what I actually said. Do they teach you this in seminars at the prestigious Von Mises Phone Booth?

    I was born in 1949 and grew up in the Fifties and Sixties. There was no law on the books in most places which forced stores to stay closed on holidays and even on Sundays but it was done just the same because people and business had mutual respect for each other. And this was at time of record high union membership as well.

    What ever happened to simple decency respecting a person spending a national holiday with their family for heavens sakes?

    And yes - there were some skeleton crews who worked in vital areas of the economy and we got by just the same. But some damn big box store was not considered as part of that.
    Cool! And I was born in 1962 and grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and I now live in 2014 where retailers are open on Thanksgiving. Join me here.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Cool! And I was born in 1962 and grew up in the 1960s and 1970s and I now live in 2014 where retailers are open on Thanksgiving. Join me here.
    They must teach you this crap at the prestigious Von Mises phone booth. Nobody with a functioning brain in a society with other people like themselves could come up with on their own the nonsense you are spouting as if it were gospel truth.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    They must teach you this crap at the prestigious Von Mises phone booth. Nobody with a functioning brain in a society with other people like themselves could come up with on their own the nonsense you are spouting as if it were gospel truth.
    Yes, they taught me in the phone booth that I was born in 1962 and it's now 2014. Don't be jealous! Maybe someday you can learn what year it is too.

    By the way, no idea what the prestigious Von Mises phone booth is, but if it's something from the 1950s, I wouldn't know it. That was your era.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's fair, but limited to one individual family. I could anecdotally point to several families that like to shop together. And let's not forget, we're not actually talking in this OP about working retail on the holiday with any meaning - we're talking about Black Friday, which is by definition a shopping holiday. And as for tradition, I'd say that those people who work for the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys, two NFL teams who've had home games on Thanksgiving Thursday for decades, manage to find a way to celebrate the holiday around their work schedule, knowing full well that working for these teams will mandate working on the holiday.
    Great! So when Wal-Mart employees are paid NFL salaries, I'm sure you'll hear a lot less complaints.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yes, they taught me in the phone booth that I was born in 1962 and it's now 2014. Don't be jealous! Maybe someday you can learn what year it is too.

    By the way, no idea what the prestigious Von Mises phone booth is, but if it's something from the 1950s, I wouldn't know it. That was your era.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post

    When You Force Employees to Work on Holidays, Everyone Suffers


    I don't suffer.
    I don't either, but then again, my Christmas shopping is done, I just got one of the last things I was waiting for today, I think there are two more packages coming but then everything is finished. I refuse to go into retail stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas if I can help it.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    <emphasis mine> so you do think they should be legally required to work? i disagree. strongly.
    Nobody is legally required to work. If you don't want to, quit.
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