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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Step out of the echo chamber and look at reality.
    The average pay is well above the minimum wage.
    Do they still take out policies to this day, or do you know and if not, when was the last time it was practiced?
    I know they didn't have a policy on me.

    But, back to the post to what I responded to.....nice deflection.
    How do you know they didn't have a policy on you? They don't have to tell you ****. Their claim of indemnity on you is that you are an employee who is trained and valuable to them, so when you die, they are indemnified with money. The only thing you have to do with it is whether you work for them and have a pulse.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4151131.html
    Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

    ^^ That's all I need to know regarding pay.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    How do you know they didn't have a policy on you? They don't have to tell you ****. Their claim of indemnity on you is that you are an employee who is trained and valuable to them, so when you die, they are indemnified with money. The only thing you have to do with it is whether you work for them and have a pulse.

    Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year
    Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

    ^^ That's all I need to know regarding pay.
    How do I know????? You asked, "how do I know?"
    I just did some research on it, something you should have done. That's how I know.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    How do I know????? You asked, "how do I know?"
    I just did some research on it, something you should have done. That's how I know.
    Fair enough. It appears they quit doing it after a class action lawsuit.

    I still think Walmart is a ****ty company.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    How do you know they didn't have a policy on you? They don't have to tell you ****. Their claim of indemnity on you is that you are an employee who is trained and valuable to them, so when you die, they are indemnified with money. The only thing you have to do with it is whether you work for them and have a pulse.

    Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year
    Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

    ^^ That's all I need to know regarding pay.
    That seems right.

    Most employees are not full time.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Seriously believe that?
    Do you partisan much?
    It is absolutely true. Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an about $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Each worker on the dole is collecting about $5800 in public aid. Taxpayers shouldn't be supplementing the salaries of these part time workers at large profitable companies. And there is something wrong with seeing the checkout girl finish her shift, then pull out her LINK card for grocery shopping. If Walmart provided consistent and regular schedules, then their workers could find second jobs to supplement their incomes, not needing welfare.
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    Re: Walmart Threatened Workers For Trying To Organize, Judge Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Absolutely. However, the company has a right to refuse to pay what is demanded and replace those employees who will not work at the wage being offered. Most employees don't understand that if they go on strike, they can be permanently replaced - unless there already is a contract says otherwise. The company also can close the location and open an alternative location.
    i know that it's satisfying for some to be knee jerk anti-organized labor, but this is the labor dynamic that your kids will be navigating. while you might already be established and have a secure job, the odds are increasingly stacked against them.

    there's a balance. at one point in the 20th century, unions probably did have way too much pull. the pendulum is seriously swinging the other way right now, though, and we're at the point where a bit more labor organization is necessary to prevent people from being treated like toilet paper by their employers. as with most issues, there's a ton of nuance here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    It is absolutely true. Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an about $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Each worker on the dole is collecting about $5800 in public aid. Taxpayers shouldn't be supplementing the salaries of these part time workers at large profitable companies. And there is something wrong with seeing the checkout girl finish her shift, then pull out her LINK card for grocery shopping. If Walmart provided consistent and regular schedules, then their workers could find second jobs to supplement their incomes, not needing welfare.
    You do understand the Walmart does hire people who don't want the full time job for a number of reasons, being mom's or senior citizens, etc. right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Fair enough. It appears they quit doing it after a class action lawsuit.

    I still think Walmart is a ****ty company.
    Think what you want, my opinion is just different than yours....and I worked for them

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    It is absolutely true. Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an about $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Each worker on the dole is collecting about $5800 in public aid. Taxpayers shouldn't be supplementing the salaries of these part time workers at large profitable companies. And there is something wrong with seeing the checkout girl finish her shift, then pull out her LINK card for grocery shopping. If Walmart provided consistent and regular schedules, then their workers could find second jobs to supplement their incomes, not needing welfare.
    Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

    Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of 400 national and state-level progressive groups, made this estimate using data from a 2013 study by Democratic Staff of the U.S. Committee on Education and the Workforce.

    “The study estimated the cost to Wisconsin’s taxpayers of Walmart’s low wages and benefits, which often force workers to rely on various public assistance programs,” reads the report.
    Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance - Forbes

    I imagine that there might just be some bias to your premise.

    But back to my response of your post....this is what I was responding to:

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    They know exactly what they're doing keeping their employees in the poorhouse.
    This isn't their intent, and for various reasons a large number of their employees want to stay part time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i was a member of UAW for sixty days about fifteen years ago. then the warehouse fired a bunch of us on the last day of our probationary period and brought in temps. union tried to fight it; there was nothing they could do, though.



    if i were to organize Walmart workers, my demands wouldn't include base pay. i'd ask for better control over schedules and more opportunity for promotion and raises.
    You are always at your employer's discretion for schedule. I have to work sometimes at 3 am by phone because one of my staff needs a call with customers overseas. I don't like it, but if I choose to remain employed, I have to do it. If the WalMart employees want to pick their own schedules all the time, they should consider another line of work, or open up their own competing business.
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