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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Corporate Greed continues to destroy American Tradition. Last year, I refused to spend a penny at any store that opened on Thanksgiving through the entire holiday season. I will do the same again this year....no WalMart, Kmart, Target, Macy's, Best Buy....etc. Its getting harder to do my Christmas shopping but I believe strongly that corporate greed should not destroy the values of this country.
    I am fine with Black Friday, but this "graying" effect we are witnessing now is harmful. This is also part of the reason why I love Blue Laws. They instituted a moral order to restrain capitalism's excesses by using religion and traditionalist conservatism to ensure more people were staying home with their families instead of either being consumers or being part of the labor force during holidays.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    i suggest that every worker of walmart refuse to work, from now until after Christmas..........that will show walmart.

    the next step is that the workers give walmart and ultimatum, if no raise to 15 bucks an hour by APR 15th , everyone should quit and cripple walmart even to the point of making them go bankrupt.

    lets have a whole strong solidarity movement!

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    Its easy to tell other people to be have zero income, evicted and become homeless with empty pockets for YOUR values, isn't it?

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Its easy to tell other people to be have zero income, evicted and become homeless with empty pockets for YOUR values, isn't it?
    lol.....i sure almost everyone understood my post, accept you.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Dollar General was open today; grocery stores were open today; convenience stores were open today. Where is the outrage for these people?
    This has nothing to do with my post. However, the essence of my post still remains. I'm standing behind Wal-Mart's employees because their case has valid points. When workers at Dollar Store decide to do the same, I'll stand behind them with the same questions from people who simply say 'They should get different jobs'. What happens when that simply isn't possible? Are people supposed to accept that mistreatment, low wages is a part of the Ayn Rand, laissez faire mentality?
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This has nothing to do with my post. However, the essence of my post still remains. I'm standing behind Wal-Mart's employees because their case has valid points. When workers at Dollar Store decide to do the same, I'll stand behind them with the same questions from people who simply say 'They should get different jobs'. What happens when that simply isn't possible? Are people supposed to accept that mistreatment, low wages is a part of the Ayn Rand, laissez faire mentality?
    Or get an education or quit and live off the workers who work on Thanksgiving at Walmart and dollar general and Kroger, and Food Lion, and Target, et als.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Or get an education or quit and live off the workers who work on Thanksgiving at Walmart and dollar general and Kroger, and Food Lion, and Target, et als.
    If wishing made magical lands come true, your response would be adequate, however it is not and not everyone has access to a higher education.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    The title of this thread should've been "Walmart workers don't work Black Friday, begin new job search."
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    In solidarity! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    They will end up losing their jobs. Union activity is grounds for dismissal under the employment contract you sign when you are hired by WM. These actions constitute a breach of contract and thus will inevitably lead to their termination. Which sucks, because WM is one of the very few places where I could support a union being in place.

    Then there's the long term effect of higher prices, even fewer employees (they wouldn't increase total hours worked, all they would do concentrate them in fewer employees) and an even worse working environment when they start pushing union employees for more and more results based on the fact that they getting paid more. They will almost undoubtedly set up two different employee classifications based on hourly pay (not whether they are in the union, but based on their rate of pay, something that is 100% legal to do) and demand far more from the higher paid employees than they do the lower paid ones. "Solidarity" will end up dead in the water.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I ask because I truly do not know... If he doesn't show up for his shifts.. Can he be fired? It makes sense that he should/could be fired, but who knows anymore.
    Union activities among WM employees is grounds for temination.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sorry, did the workers get "assigned" to Walmart through some criminal rehab program or did they apply and agree to work retail store hours?

    If someone was hired with the GUARANTEE that they wouldn't work holidays, you might have a point. But I am fairly confident that this sort of arrangement was not done in the interview.

    Are you showing the same concern for the fire department, police department, and other people that HAVE to work holidays or are you ONLY interested in RETAIL?
    There is a difference, one is police are represented by unions and make more money, and with seniority they will eventually get to choose to have thanksgiving off. Also public safety is essential, buying junk to give away a month later is not. The hose draggers usually get to spend some time with family at the station or can bring the rig to a celebration as long as they remain as a company and keep In radio contact. A policeman who lives in town can drop by if he's not on a call
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