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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, they've signed a yellow dog contract?
    you don't have to sign a yellow dog contract to be fired for organizing workers. walmart can fire them for whatever they want. if you sign a yellow dog contract though, it means they can fire you AND sue you.

    edit: i can't remember if yellow dog contracts are legal everywhere though.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    With prices to match... Sorry but folks on low income cannot afford to shop at union stores and they have to shop at places that they can afford. You and your kind would force them to choose between skipping breakfast or lunch every day to support the unions. Whatever happened to the compassion for the poor and downtrodden that used to be such a core value of the left?? Does it only apply to loyal union members or potential union members??
    Bull****, any basket of goods you buy at Walmart will be within a few blocks of the same basket bought at Kroger's, and even if what you're saying is true, which it's not, because I routinely compare prices, then you're providing evidence people are undeepayed. The myth of walmarts huge savings comes from the fact in many rural communities they're the only store other then C stores. When I last priced my weekly food bill at Safeway, a union shop, the total came to 45.76, same goods at WalMart came out to 42.17, not the kind of savings that will make or break you. I'll gladly pay an additional 3 bucks so workers can make living wages, Shame on those who don't support workers, betraying Jesus took 30 pieces of silver, evidently 3 bucks is some peoples cutoff against their fellow citizens
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Seriously?? If that was the case, WM would have been sued LONG ago for this kind of thing and the parts of the employment contract that stipulate this would have been removed by a judge's order. Oddly enough, they haven't. Would you are to hazard a guess as to why that is?? Here's a clue: BECAUSE IT IS A PRIVATE CONTRACT BETWEEEN PRIVATE PARTIES TO ENGAGE IN LEGAL ACTIVITIES AND THUS THE GOV'T ALLOWS IT AS LONG AS BOTH PARTIES AGREE WITHOUT COERSION.

    Where do people get this stuff?? I'm NO fan of WM, but I do understand a lot of the legal aspects of employment. Obviously too many people have a lot of preconceptions that are dead wrong and propped up by a complete failure to apply any common sense.
    It's called the national labor relations act title 29 United States Code 151-169

    http://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/complia...1x17_Final.pdf
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    With prices to match... Sorry but folks on low income cannot afford to shop at union stores and they have to shop at places that they can afford. You and your kind would force them to choose between skipping breakfast or lunch every day to support the unions. Whatever happened to the compassion for the poor and downtrodden that used to be such a core value of the left?? Does it only apply to loyal union members or potential union members??
    People with low incomes shop at union stores all the time. So you really have no idea what you're talking about.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    You do realize that tops off and average have different meanings, do you not?
    If 12.81 is the upper half of the average that speaks volumes about our economic problems
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    With prices to match... Sorry but folks on low income cannot afford to shop at union stores and they have to shop at places that they can afford. You and your kind would force them to choose between skipping breakfast or lunch every day to support the unions. Whatever happened to the compassion for the poor and downtrodden that used to be such a core value of the left?? Does it only apply to loyal union members or potential union members??
    if folks on low incomes can't afford to shop at union stores, and those folks' money is important to the union stores, then the union stores will either lower their prices or deal with the lost revenue from the low income folks. if they can't do either one of those, they will go out of business which will make room for another store to open up that might be able to meet the demands of the community. that's the free market.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    If 12.81 is the upper half of the average that speaks volumes about our economic problems
    I guess you don't. $12.81 is the average.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Everyone working at WalMart "screwed up their own lives?"
    Not everyone, there are certainly people who had to take a job there because of the economy, but most of those people ought to know to be thankful that they have a job at all.

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    Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    If 12.81 is the upper half of the average that speaks volumes about our economic problems
    Want higher pay? Get out of retail and get a real job…
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Bull****, any basket of goods you buy at Walmart will be within a few blocks of the same basket bought at Kroger's, and even if what you're saying is true, which it's not, because I routinely compare prices, then you're providing evidence people are undeepayed. The myth of walmarts huge savings comes from the fact in many rural communities they're the only store other then C stores. When I last priced my weekly food bill at Safeway, a union shop, the total came to 45.76, same goods at WalMart came out to 42.17, not the kind of savings that will make or break you. I'll gladly pay an additional 3 bucks so workers can make living wages, Shame on those who don't support workers, betraying Jesus took 30 pieces of silver, evidently 3 bucks is some peoples cutoff against their fellow citizens
    There has been economic studies confirming that Walmart provides the most savings for lower income earners and other wage earners than any other super centre or department store.

    I can provide you an example of that study if you'd like, but I'd doubt that you'd read it.

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