Page 12 of 54 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast
Results 111 to 120 of 532

Thread: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

  1. #111
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,078

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Wildly irregular schedules? Really? Not when I worked there, they asked what hours I would be available and they scheduled me as such.
    this has been probably ten years ago, so maybe it has changed. this individual had her shift changed regularly and randomly, and was basically on call a lot of the time when she was off. perhaps they've cut that **** out. if so, good for them.

  2. #112
    Guru
    Declan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Last Seen
    03-03-17 @ 04:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    4,670

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    And the leftwing response is to bring in millions more unskilled laborers and make them legal to insure wages remain as low as possible.

    The increasing number of unskilled labor including by illegal immigration, combined with the government making it generally required to move jobs out of the USA, has lead to a job shortage of tens of millions. When there are 100 people who apply for 1 job, wages will be low - which is what Democrats really want just as Republicans do.
    I disagree about the immigration issue as that is a supply-demand issue and having low skilled workers will boost the US economy and many of the workers who come in here have been displaced by immigration into Mexico from central america.. I agree that the democratic party will sell out workers as fast as the GOP to corporations, but the solution to the immigration problem would be more economic cooperation with Latin America over Asia. If China actually builds the second canal, it will be more progress toward that than either party has made in a generation or two toward immigration relief.

  3. #113
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,078

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    :raises eyebrow: I was working a pretty insane, irregular schedule involving (sometimes) 54 hour days, and probably making less than them on an hourly basis.

    If they are willing to take the money for the job, then it's fair.
    and if they want to organize to sell their labor at a better price / improved working conditions, that's fair, too.

  4. #114
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,103

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    anecdotal evidence aside, that hasn't really been the case for the people i know who worked there.
    Not sure where the WM is that you know of where the employees aren't being treated well. A few friends of my oldest son work in WalMarts here (southern NH) and they love it. And they say the people they work with also love it. It reminds me of how the Market Basket employees articulated their working conditions during the summer strike against the possibility of losing their beloved CEO.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  5. #115
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:20 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,078

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not sure where the WM is that you know of where the employees aren't being treated well. A few friends of my oldest son work in WalMarts here (southern NH) and they love it. And they say the people they work with also love it. It reminds me of how the Market Basket employees articulated their working conditions during the summer strike against the possibility of losing their beloved CEO.
    midwest. former industrial area. a few other chains treated workers like that at the time, too, so it wasn't unique to Walmart. working before clocking in, cleaning up after clocking out, haphazard scheduling, etc. seeing it left a bad enough taste in my mouth that i stopped shopping there except when there wasn't anything else around. i'm also not a huge fan of their iron fisted grip on their supply chain, or the fact that when one gets built, you lose a lot of neat downtown shops. finally, they're the nation's largest employer, and they cost the tax payers a lot of money in public assistance for their employees. i hope that working conditions are actually getting better, as some here have argued.

  6. #116
    Curmudgeon


    LowDown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    11,551
    Blog Entries
    11

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Walmart getting called out on their oppressive labor practices. First judge decision since OUR Walmart was formed. I suspect more decision like this one to come not in Walmart's favor but in favor of the employees.
    For most of those people the alternative to a job at Wal Mart is no job at all.

    Unionization results in a loss of jobs. Not a threat, just an economic fact. As the cost of employment goes up employment goes down. So why do you hate these workers so much?

    Poor people rely on the cheap goods they can get at Wal Mart. Liberal snobs make fun of the customers you find at Wal Mart because they are poor and therefore poorly dressed and unkempt, uneducated, etc. Unionization will mean those poor people pay more, so why do you hate poor people so much?

    "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." --HL Mencken

  7. #117
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,103

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    midwest. former industrial area. a few other chains treated workers like that at the time, too, so it wasn't unique to Walmart. working before clocking in, cleaning up after clocking out, haphazard scheduling, etc. seeing it left a bad enough taste in my mouth that i stopped shopping there except when there wasn't anything else around. i'm also not a huge fan of their iron fisted grip on their supply chain, or the fact that when one gets built, you lose a lot of neat downtown shops. finally, they're the nation's largest employer, and they cost the tax payers a lot of money in public assistance for their employees. i hope that working conditions are actually getting better, as some here have argued.
    the fact that when one gets built, you lose a lot of neat downtown shops.

    I feel that way of all the big chains. As soon as a Lowes or Home Depot or Target etc. comes to town, you can kiss the small guy goodbye. But that's business. The only way to prevent it is to do what Vermont did, and keep them out of the state for years. Funny thing is, the citizens of VT and the lawmakers were so proud of the fact that they kept WalMart out for so long. Next thing you know, they allow 4 of them to open - and guess what? They're the busiest damn stores in the entire state. So there's a demand for them.

    I only shopped there when I was buying diapers and formula, but that's been a while.
    Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

  8. #118
    Educator Meister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Seen
    02-22-15 @ 10:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    677

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no kidding. it's amazing how one can defend a corporation selling its product for as much of a profit as possible and then turn around and get defensive / hostile when someone tries to do the same for his or her labor.
    Which isn't the case with Walmart, they undersell the competition and is why low and middle income people swear by Walmart.

  9. #119
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:20 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,105

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    and if they want to organize to sell their labor at a better price / improved working conditions, that's fair, too.
    Sure. And if Wal-Mart isn't willing to pay those higher costs for the service, then that is also fair .

  10. #120
    Sage
    jet57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    not here
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:52 AM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    24,681

    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: [/FONT][/COLOR]Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Walmart getting called out on their oppressive labor practices. First judge decision since OUR Walmart was formed. I suspect more decision like this one to come not in Walmart's favor but in favor of the employees.
    Just the tip of the iceberg for walmart. Such management thuggery is always illegal.

    Mcdonald's sales are slumping too do organizing pressure as well. The stock market recently gave them a "profit notice".
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

Page 12 of 54 FirstFirst ... 2101112131422 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •