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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

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    Union activities among WM employees is grounds for temination.
    Not according to federal and Oregon law it's not.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Every year, Walmart employees strike on Black Friday. This is nothing new. Last year, employees decided to go on strike during Black Friday. Walmart also decided to respond to that strike last year:

    "This has been the most successful Black Friday in Walmart's history, with customers receiving bigger and better savings and an overall safer shopping experience. We're proud of the hard work our associates have put into making this a great Black Friday for our customers, and we're pleased we can provide them with holiday pay equal to an additional day's work, as well as a 25 percent discount on an entire basket of goods for their extraordinary efforts.

    "Black Friday is a big stage, and we're one of the biggest players in the retail industry. We're not surprised that those trying to change our industry are using this platform to get their message out, and we respect their right to be heard. We expect some demonstrations at our stores today, although far fewer than what our critics are claiming and with hardly any actual Walmart associates participating.

    "For our part, we want to be absolutely clear about our jobs, the pay and benefits we offer our associates, and the role retail jobs play in the U.S. economy. Walmart provides wages on the higher end of the retail average with full-time and part-time associates making, on average, close to $12.00 an hour. The majority of our workforce is full-time, and our average full-time hourly pay is $12.81 an hour. We are also proud of the benefits we offer our associates, including affordable health care, performance-based bonuses, education benefits, and access to a 401K.

    "Of course, we have entry-level jobs and we always will. The real issue isn't where you start. It's where you can go once you've started. Retail is one of the few industries that has jobs at all levels and ongoing advancement opportunities. Walmart promotes on average more than 430 associates a day. By year's end, we will have promoted 160,000 associates, including 25,000 this holiday season alone. It's businesses like Walmart that can create opportunities for career growth and greater economic security for families."
    Walmart has actually had a good Q3 release, and I expect Q4 to be just as good.

    So, there's that. This strike will be in vain, just like any other strike on Walmart.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by WallStreetVixen View Post
    Every year, Walmart employees strike on Black Friday. This is nothing new. Last year, employees decided to go on strike during Black Friday. Walmart also decided to respond to that strike last year:



    Walmart has actually had a good Q3 release, and I expect Q4 to be just as good.

    So, there's that. This strike will be in vain, just like any other strike on Walmart.
    12. 81 and hour? That's not on the upper end of the scale. The union grocery and department stores in my area the scale tops off at 19 bucks an hour
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    12. 81 and hour? That's not on the upper end of the scale. The union grocery and department stores in my area the scale tops off at 19 bucks an hour
    National hourly rate data of retail sales associates shows that the retail wages can range anywhere between $7.50 - $13.32. $12.81 is on the higher end of the scale. It is a decent wage for retail in general. Bloody good for cashiers and stock guys. The local grocery and convenience stores in my neighborhood pays less than $9 dollars an hour. And New York City has the highest cost of living in the entire nation. The drug stores in the same area are unionised by the RWDSU and everyone there barely makes above the state minimum wage. If these jobs existed anywhere else, they would probably be set at the Federal minimum wage.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I don't suffer! I look forward to this.

    I'll bet the employees don't suffer, either, when they cash those paychecks.
    This is a point I make as much as I possibly can. Employers and employees both go into a contract agreeing to accept each other's terms. I have never had an employer gripe about having to sign the paycheck that I got and in return even though there were things I've hated about certain jobs I sucked it up and went on because that was what I accepted.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Ahhh..... Christmas shopping is done, for the most part. I have to pick my husband up some PJs and a few new filters for his camera. Other than that, everything is finished, and wrapped, and under the tree.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank:

    Walmart
    Target
    Michael's Crafts
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    GameStop
    Journeys
    American Eagle
    The Shoe Department
    and Hibbett's

    Thank you all for being open so I could shop at your stores. I would like to thank the myriad of online places I placed orders with this weekend. With the exception of JC Penney's, all my orders have already shipped. JC Penney's just jacked everything up.

    Disclaimer: I know that the employees can't really see this, but I wish they could. I'm glad they are there. They saved me an absolute fortune this weekend, and now I am finished, and can relax and enjoy the holidays.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

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    Most of these people didn't even get a "lower education" when they had it handed to them on a silver platter. They had their chance. They blew it. Now we're supposed to feel sorry for them?
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Most of these people didn't even get a "lower education" when they had it handed to them on a silver platter. They had their chance. They blew it. Now we're supposed to feel sorry for them?
    Feeling sorry for them is not part of the question. Part of the question is: What do you suggest for people who don't have the option of looking for another job? Are they supposed to allow corporations to abuse them?
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Feeling sorry for them is not part of the question. Part of the question is: What do you suggest for people who don't have the option of looking for another job? Are they supposed to allow corporations to abuse them?
    Feeling sorry for them IS part of the question. You say it isn't but then you turn right around and ask (in a covert way) if we feel sorry for them. Truthfully, nope. I am a heartless bastard that thinks if they were worth more they would get it. The corporations aren't abusing them. They gave them a job and pay them what they are worth on the market.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    Feeling sorry for them IS part of the question. You say it isn't but then you turn right around and ask (in a covert way) if we feel sorry for them. Truthfully, nope. I am a heartless bastard that thinks if they were worth more they would get it. The corporations aren't abusing them. They gave them a job and pay them what they are worth on the market.
    Keep trying. Nobody here cares whether you're a heartless bastard or not. It's actually pretty irrelevant. Tell us what they should do? I'll ask one last time before I'm done with this: What do you suggest for people who don't have the option of looking for another job? Are they supposed to allow corporations to abuse them?

    Now, if you don't believe they're being abused, that's another matter for you to educate yourself on. Wal-mart and its midlevel management are famous for abusing the rights of employees. How you feel about that is pretty irrelevant. The fact that you consider the abuse a-okay because they agreed to be employed by Wal-mart is laughable. It's no more laughable than saying indentured servants agreed to be mistreated.
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