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

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Costco's charge is worth every penny, especially if you travel and have to buy gas. Costco's in Hawaii charge 20-40 cents less per gallon.
    If you can afford it. walmart targets people that can't afford it. like I said you don't understand the customer base or the people that they are marketing to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Which isn't the case with Walmart, they undersell the competition and is why low and middle income people swear by Walmart.
    they swear by walmart because they can't afford anything else, due in part to wage stagnation.

    i don't really get why the right is so passionate about walmart. if you say anything bad about the store, you get a swarm of pissed off conservatives defending the place until their dying breath. the place kind of sucks, man, and not just because of the way they treat their workers. the whole shopping experience there is kind of depressing. i doubt many of you really like to shop there either, if you were to be honest. yeah, i know. **** there is cheap.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Sure. And if Wal-Mart isn't willing to pay those higher costs for the service, then that is also fair .
    yep. they can close as many stores as they like in response. or, they could treat their employees a bit better, and avoid the issue entirely.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    You realize walmart's profit margins are miniscule, right?
    you realize that you are paying for public assistance for their employees via taxes, right?

    look, i'm not arguing that we should seize and liquidate the ****ing chain. just raise prices a little bit, leave the base salary where it is, and give people more opportunities for promotion and raises. i don't see how that could even be slightly controversial.

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

    surprised the workers weren't locked in the bathroom overnight and threatened with deportation

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it didn't really hit me until i started spending a lot of time in Chicago. i mean, there are just blocks and blocks and blocks of neat independent stores. my GF and i have eaten at all of these great independent restaurants and shopped for things at specialty stores that you've never heard of. sure, there are some chains around, but most of it is cool little shops, and there's enough foot traffic to keep them in business. reminds me of when i was a really little kid in the 1970s and my own downtown was filled with shops. i kind of miss that.
    I hate chains of any kind, generally speaking. I love to give my business to privately owned (insert business here) instead of the chains, any of the chains. We have an independent pharmacy still that still exists near me, right at the corner of Walgreens and CVS. I always go to them (little guy) even though I'm hosing myself financially. My parents always frequented the small stores of any kind as well. I miss those days too.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Yes, they both are in the retail business....that you have right. But, they both are targeting different clientele of that same sector.
    I don't see that. There are plenty of poor people that shop at Costco and Macy's: I see them. Walmart's model has been to low-ball all other retailers: that's a preditory practice and that alone is responsible for the heat walmart has been taking, that's why walmart has been denied operations in some areas. They've been ripping off their people for years. My sister in law is anti union, she worked for a walmart for some time and she hates them now because of how they messed with her hours and pay.

    Retail is retail. The restaurant business is the restaurant business. You can package it any way you like: mcdonald's is running at a 15% profit margin. In 2013 they realized revenue of $28 billion! They rip their people off as well as the public and mcdonalds is getting slammed for it.

    Sorry, but I just don't buy your premise.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Shutting down a store is illegal? Where?

    So far, Walmart is not being unionzed. And, while I agree that is a reason for the attempt, it does not necessarily follow that the reason has something to do with advantages to employees or company. The most likely beneficiary is the union. Millions of employees contrbuting billions of bucks to the coffers. Union boss gets a new jet and a vacation home in the Bahamas.
    Shutting down a store, or any business during an organizing drive is illegal.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    you realize that you are paying for public assistance for their employees via taxes, right?

    look, i'm not arguing that we should seize and liquidate the ****ing chain. just raise prices a little bit, leave the base salary where it is, and give people more opportunities for promotion and raises. i don't see how that could even be slightly controversial.
    it depends on what is needed for the store. it also depends on the number of positions available and who wants them.
    no everyone wants to be the department supervisor in auto or sporting goods.

    as you move up the number of positions narrows. IE only 1 store manager and maybe 2 or 3 assistant managers.
    it scales downward from there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Shutting down a store, or any business during an organizing drive is illegal.
    they aren't organizing. some are talking about it. they have not filed a petition for organization so the store can do whatever it wants to do.

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