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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Well, apparently not at Walmart, and good for them. And....their business model really isn't silly, people that have the least can go there and spend money and get more than they could at a union shop. But, yes, you are right, all companies, franchises included have their own dynamic that plays out and that includes Walmart.
    Walmart is undergoing an organizing drive right now. Why do you think you're seeing picket signs showing up in news stories?
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

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    There's no bole like hyperbole.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Walmart is undergoing an organizing drive right now. Why do you think you're seeing picket signs showing up in news stories?
    Because of the activists from the labor unions....that probably are paying minimum wages to do the picketing.
    Doesn't mean squat.....Walmart is standing firm and is going to protect themselves.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Walmart is undergoing an organizing drive right now. Why do you think you're seeing picket signs showing up in news stories?
    Because lazy ****s think they deserve more than they're worth?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    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.
    That is the rub of it. People just don't want to be in unions any more. My dad used to be a local union official until he finally got pissed off enough at the working masses to quit and work elsewhere. They were already recognized, but most people at his work (as in the overwhelming vast majority) refused to join. The workers hated the place mind you and were screwed on a daily basis, but they just did not want to be involved in AFL-CIO union politics or give money to an group that they did not believe would change anything either. The local for the few dozen electricians were the only ones who had any sway because they were critical employees to the company and they were in a separate union and they were the best paid blue collar employees at the plant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Here's what's happening: from your article -

    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.
    Sure they do. I was adressing the statement that Walmart could not close stores. They can and do.

    It is almost certain that Walmart at some point will either change their business model or close and be replaced with something else. Remember WT Grant, FW Woolworth? That's the nature of the market. Always changing.

    Meantime, a lot of people shop at Walmart, a lot of people work there.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Because of the activists from the labor unions....that probably are paying minimum wages to do the picketing.
    Doesn't mean squat.....Walmart is standing firm and is going to protect themselves.
    The walmart employees are doing the picketing and the walmart employees are organizing through their choice of a union. Walmart has every right to dissuade a union drive; just don't cheat.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Sure they do. I was adressing the statement that Walmart could not close stores. They can and do.

    It is almost certain that Walmart at some point will either change their business model or close and be replaced with something else. Remember WT Grant, FW Woolworth? That's the nature of the market. Always changing.

    Meantime, a lot of people shop at Walmart, a lot of people work there.
    Yeah; those companies were low-balled out business, by k-mart, walmart, and others like them. What about protection for small business? I thought that was the backbone of the economy.

    People that work at walmart are dragging teh economy down because the have to rely on the government for what walmart doesn't pay. But walmart is nonunion so I guess that's okay,
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You can say whatever you want about it. It's illegal.
    You can keep saying it that won't stop them. they just have to prove that the store is no longer profitable to remain open.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    reread my posts. i'm good with you shopping there every day. i also support the workers' right to organize if they feel that walmart isn't treating them well.
    90% of the private workforce in not unionized yet somehow Walmart is constantly singled out by leftist agitators as the symbol of corporate tyranny. Why is that? The employees are generally content and not interested in unionization, so why does the left continue to beat this drum? I suspect that like everything else with liberals, this is all about politics and power masquerading as concern for the little guy.

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