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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Walmart workers need to form a national union. lousy pay, little control over schedule, relying on public assistance to make up the difference, etc. if you don't want your workers to unionize, treat them like human beings.
    It would seem those who have a better business model would find backing and institute same. Maybe they could persuade all those who enjoy working at Walmart and all the thousands wanting to work at Walmart .... to change employers.

    The world is suffering because those 'better business wizards' are obviously greedy self serving and lazy individuals who are just sitting on their respective duffs and refusing to improve the lives of Walmart workers. ( end worthless rhetoric )

    A cursory check shows Walmart employee turnover rate is about in line with average retail turnover rate.

    Employees always enjoy the freedom to seek employment elsewhere if they do not like work schedules, attire restrictions, remuneration,; or anything else ...they are not indentured.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    They weren't Walmart employees.
    Yes that's true..it get's even more amusing..

    ''Where this could hurt the company is in its reputation of not being a great place to work''...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Walmart workers need to form a national union. lousy pay, little control over schedule, relying on public assistance to make up the difference, etc. if you don't want your workers to unionize, treat them like human beings.
    I briefly worked at Walmart while I was transitioning into retirement. Entrance level pay was minimum wage, but once you got through the probation period the raises started.
    When I was hired they asked (on paper) what hours I was willing to work, and they obliged. Never got public assistance while I worked there and as another poster mentioned that this was entry level work for those learning some kind of trade and those who were retired and supplementing their income. Walmart always treated me with respect and I did enjoy my time their.
    Not every job has to be a career job, but a person could live with the average wage that Walmart paid. They keep their prices low so the low income and middle class can afford their product.

    So, I'm not sure where you're coming from with your post.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    It would seem those who have a better business model would find backing and institute same. Maybe they could persuade all those who enjoy working at Walmart and all the thousands wanting to work at Walmart .... to change employers.

    The world is suffering because those 'better business wizards' are obviously greedy self serving and lazy individuals who are just sitting on their respective duffs and refusing to improve the lives of Walmart workers. ( end worthless rhetoric )

    A cursory check shows Walmart employee turnover rate is about in line with average retail turnover rate.

    Employees always enjoy the freedom to seek employment elsewhere if they do not like work schedules, attire restrictions, remuneration,; or anything else ...they are not indentured.

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    they also have the freedom to organize in order to sell their labor at a better price.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    I briefly worked at Walmart while I was transitioning into retirement. Entrance level pay was minimum wage, but once you got through the probation period the raises started.
    When I was hired they asked (on paper) what hours I was willing to work, and they obliged. Never got public assistance while I worked there and as another poster mentioned that this was entry level work for those learning some kind of trade and those who were retired and supplementing their income. Walmart always treated me with respect and I did enjoy my time their.
    Not every job has to be a career job, but a person could live with the average wage that Walmart paid. They keep their prices low so the low income and middle class can afford their product.

    So, I'm not sure where you're coming from with your post.
    the person i knew who worked there was treated poorly enough that i stopped shopping there. also, i'm not comfortable with the level of control that they have on their supply chain. finally, areas where there is no Walmart tend to have more bustling downtown districts and independent shops. the big one for me, though, was seeing someone get vastly underpaid with little control over her schedule. she ended up quitting and working her way up a food service chain instead. good move.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Yes that's true..it get's even more amusing..

    ''Where this could hurt the company is in its reputation of not being a great place to work''...
    Nice sidestep.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the person i knew who worked there was treated poorly enough that i stopped shopping there. also, i'm not comfortable with the level of control that they have on their supply chain. finally, areas where there is no Walmart tend to have more bustling downtown districts and independent shops. the big one for me, though, was seeing someone get vastly underpaid with little control over her schedule. she ended up quitting and working her way up a food service chain instead. good move.
    For myself and having worked there, it was an entirely different experience.
    Walmart hires a lot of people in the areas where they open stores and willingly open stores that are in depressed areas.

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

    you didn't read what I wrote did you? even if it is 250 workers. walmart employees 10's of thousands of workers.
    also there have been other companies charged with the same thing.

    so walmart is not a unique doll here. if you are really concerned about this then you might want to some of these meat packing plants and commercial farms.
    they are far worse than walmart.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Nice sidestep.

    When was sidestepping the truth?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    For myself and having worked there, it was an entirely different experience.
    Walmart hires a lot of people in the areas where they open stores and willingly open stores that are in depressed areas.
    don't get me wrong, i don't think that the company is evil. i just think the workers should organize so that they can get better working conditions and more opportunities for raises and promotion.

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