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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    I defend Walmart's right to not unionize, and you keep saying how bad they treat their workers....but they don't. They offer a product that the lower middle and low class worker can afford. I assure you if they did unionize that it would change the whole dynamics of what they have stood for as prices go.
    I don't shop there, but I did work there and it's not as bad as you think it is.
    One mans trash is another man's treasure....so it sucks to you, but there are millions who don't think so.
    Yeah, liberal policies always hurt those they pretend to care about.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there is a massive paywall between the student and his education or job training that we need to eliminate so that this becomes less and less of a factor.
    Why does the lib solution to everything always involve taking from one person, and giving to another?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'm fine with social safety nets.
    Then stop whining about it, and mind your own business.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Why does the lib solution to everything always involve taking from one person, and giving to another?
    because we all get together quarterly, drink taxpayer funded cognac, and scheme of ways to steal walmart from you and help more people get access to education / job training.

    either way, **** this. go to walmart if you want. i don't give a ****.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    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.
    Threatening to shut down a business because your employees are thinking about it, is management thuggery, illegal, and most often an empty threat.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    I'm not trying to sell you my premise, but most who buy at Walmart don't buy at Costco or Macy's.
    That may well be true, however trying to say why one can organize and the other can't, or why one pays less because of their business model is just silly. All companies; franchises included, have their own dynamic that plays out. If that dynamic is divisive and hostile, then that company is going to under go an organizing drive if the employees want one.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    because we all get together quarterly, drink taxpayer funded cognac, and scheme of ways to steal walmart from you and help more people get access to education / job training.

    either way, **** this. go to walmart if you want. i don't give a ****.
    Yeah right, and in the process force the poor to pay more for their food. That's liberal compassion for ya.

    Oh, and I will continue to shop at Walmart, I'm one of those working stiffs who benefits from low prices. Though I'm sure you would rather see prices on everything from energy, to gas, to groceries "necessarily skyrocket", and suck the life blood right out of working stiffs like me. I'm not sure how much more liberal compassion I can endure before it makes me homeless.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    of course it's my business. i pay taxes that fund public assistance.
    That doesn't give you the right to demand businesses bend to your will.

    either way, it doesn't matter. treat your workers badly enough for long enough, and they will unionize.
    Then let them unionize and you worry about your own job.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Apparently there are ways. Companies including Walmart have closed stores in conjunction with employee situations. Huffpo at least caims this happens:

    Walmart's War Against Unions -- and the U.S. Laws That Make It Possible*|*Julie Gutman Dickinson

    Walmart has a superior legal staff. If there is a way, they will find it. The unions have superior legal staffs, including in many cases the backing of NLRB and DOJ. If there is a way, they will try to stop it.

    Here's what's happening: from your article -
    Perhaps Walmart's most powerful tool in resisting unionization efforts is the incredibly weak penalties for employers that violate labor law. There are no punitive awards for labor law infractions, which means that employers -- particularly those with the enormous resources that Walmart enjoys -- have little economic incentive to obey the law.
    What deep pocket employers do, is delay, delay, delay hearings and trials. Because they have the money, they thumb their noses at the labor law. Closing or threaten employees is still illegal and walmart is undergoing more and more pressure as a result of their behavior. Companies that close are called run-aways. The trouble is there are no punitive measures that the law can take against people who make such decisions, as you source states, so what always winds up happening over time; just like in the 30s, the movement builds to such a crescendo that the law has to step in. The law has banned walmart from setting up in several cities across the country for this very reason. Mark my words: walmart will change or they will be run out of business.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    because we all get together quarterly, drink taxpayer funded cognac, and scheme of ways to steal walmart from you and help more people get access to education / job training.

    either way, **** this. go to walmart if you want. i don't give a ****.
    I just went to Walmart and Aldi's and Lowe's. I broke my rake handle. Turns out that a new rake costs less than just a new handle for the same rake, but I digress. Not everyone who works at Walmart is oppressed. Have a relative who started there part-time with a GED. They liked her, and eventually helped her go to college while working, and transferred her to a management position at Sam's. She also had a baby during all of this and had to be out of school and work for a period. They are not a bad company for their employees. There just are a limited number of positions one can move up into and a wide pool of employees gunning for them. It is the nature of that business.

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