WALMART lookin 4 a UNION?

WALMART lookin 4 a UNION?

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BLUIE

Ashland, KY

#1 Jan 18, 2013
I have heard Walmart workers in the area are coming together in planning to go union. Tired of being treated poorly and looking for a union.
organize

Chesapeake, OH

#2 Jan 18, 2013
They need to!!
just sayin

South Point, OH

#3 Jan 18, 2013
Breathe "union" at Walmart and it's a fire-able offense!!
just sayin

Ashland, KY

#4 Jan 18, 2013
I'll never happen!!!!
teamsters

Ashland, KY

#5 Jan 19, 2013
you can not stop the ppl from forming a union, IF everyone sticks together! One or two ppl will not do. Band together stand your ground, it WILL happen!
USWA

Chesapeake, OH

#6 Jan 19, 2013
teamsters wrote:
you can not stop the ppl from forming a union, IF everyone sticks together! One or two ppl will not do. Band together stand your ground, it WILL happen!
You are so correct! If people only knew how much better the benefits, pay, work schedules, ect. can be with a union they would be floored! Band together people and organize!! Stand for what's right!!
ppl know

Ashland, KY

#7 Jan 19, 2013
just sayin

Ashland, KY

#8 Jan 19, 2013
teamsters wrote:
you can not stop the ppl from forming a union, IF everyone sticks together! One or two ppl will not do. Band together stand your ground, it WILL happen!
Not at Walmart!!!!!
Union Rocks

Wolfforth, TX

#9 Jan 20, 2013
USWA wrote:
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You are so correct! If people only knew how much better the benefits, pay, work schedules, ect. can be with a union they would be floored! Band together people and organize!! Stand for what's right!!
How much better? Lets say compared to Krogers.. I know few people over the years tell me they were getting paid 8.50 and up as cashiers at walmart.. Actually heard the same thing from one girl a Krogers. Was like 8.25 as a cashier. Now of course she dont work there no more.. Got her hours cut when Krogers stopped being 24 hours. Dont think the union helped her so much when Krogers stopped 24 hour store.
But lets ignore that fact;) Lets say she is day term and still working. "Ashland Store" Not the store that was shut down years back when Kroger union was on strike for a while. "Store that never reopened was I think in Ohio." Those people lost out but oh well!1 The union helped the other worker stores!! Sorry I got side tracked... We are talking about the girl I know "If she did not have her hours cut" and was working day term at Krogers. She is making just about the same amount as a cashier at walmart. Actually less since we have thoses Union dues. But hey someone making $8 or $9 a hour dont mind paying those dues I guess.
BatChitCrazy

South Point, OH

#10 Jan 20, 2013
Walmart would shut down a store that pulled in big profits a month, to put down a rebellion. You have to decide if Walmart moves out of an area, what are the Pros and Cons? Walmart moving out will provide more opportunities for mom n pop start ups, but the prices will most likely be higher. You have to ask yourself how much is my local community worth?
Watch it!

United States

#11 Jan 20, 2013
There's a really interesting documentary called "The High Cost of Low Prices" on these very subjects. It makes my skin crawl to think about what the corp. as a whole does to make a buck. I worked there for a year and a half, and pray that I will NEVER be so desperate as to have to apply there again. I started out at $7.65 an hour as a cashier and received a 40 cent raise in the entire time I was there. Walmart doesn't hire for full-time positions, so you're lucky to receive 30 hours a week, and with taxes taken out, my checks were never over 380. You also don't qualify for benefits until you work there for a year, and it's just added expenses to be taken out of an already mediocre pay check, for crappy insurance coverage at best. If you mention anything union-related, the store is required to call the home office in Arkansas and notify them. I don't even like shopping there.
greenup moonshiner

Chesapeake, OH

#12 Jan 20, 2013
teamsters wrote:
you can not stop the ppl from forming a union, IF everyone sticks together! One or two ppl will not do. Band together stand your ground, it WILL happen!
No it will not if it got that far they will simply shut the doors and never open them again

Since: Jan 13

wurtland Ky

#13 Jan 20, 2013
There is not a union Walmart nowhere in the United States why would the first one be in ashland ky lol not a chance
Pseudonym

Flatwoods, KY

#14 Jan 20, 2013
I would like to them people get something..But Unions have out lived there usefulness in most fields.
Pseudonym

Flatwoods, KY

#15 Jan 20, 2013
opps...To see*

“Gods Curse On Lazy Hillbillies”

Since: Jun 12

Dale City, VA

#16 Jan 20, 2013
BLUIE wrote:
I have heard Walmart workers in the area are coming together in planning to go union. Tired of being treated poorly and looking for a union.
Id Be Happy If They Brought Back Lay-a-Way....

Since: Jan 13

wurtland Ky

#18 Jan 20, 2013
USWA wrote:
<quoted text>And that is where pay and everything should be hashed out during contract negotiations. And a strong backed union can get the competitive wages during that time. Plus Walmart can terminate anyone at any given time for no reason. With a union at least you have representation to help secure your job. Also, company sucks can't just move around you in more favorable positions without going by seniority. There are many positive factors in considering to organize so do your homework before you decide to be anti-union.
I'm saying there will be no chance in hell a Walmart will go union. There are only one union store in Canada none in the USA
Very concerned

Ashland, KY

#19 Jan 20, 2013
I once had a GREAT job working for an airline. We were non union had tons and tons of benefits like free trips unlimited 90% discounts on flights when the free ones ran out, insurance vision medical AND DENTAL and that's just a very few of the benefits. Had annual raises and if a job came open as supervisor or anything else you had to apply and take a test and interview for the job fair and square. THEN the union talk started then they brought in a union and they sent our "union rep" with a drinking problem to Chicago for 6 months to negotiate the contract. 6 months we worked without a contract and guess what, many of us lost our jobs during that time me being one of them and I didn't even want the union. Now the company is closed and consolidated into another company I guess, so a couple of hundred people lost their jobs because a few people got greedy and wanted more. But during their negotiations they lost more than they got. The benefit package was a lot less after that. So think twice before even considering a union, sure it sounds great talking about it in the break room but will a union BE beneficial? They have their place don't get me wrong but not every place needs a union.
operator 181

Chesapeake, OH

#20 Jan 20, 2013
Very concerned wrote:
I once had a GREAT job working for an airline. We were non union had tons and tons of benefits like free trips unlimited 90% discounts on flights when the free ones ran out, insurance vision medical AND DENTAL and that's just a very few of the benefits. Had annual raises and if a job came open as supervisor or anything else you had to apply and take a test and interview for the job fair and square. THEN the union talk started then they brought in a union and they sent our "union rep" with a drinking problem to Chicago for 6 months to negotiate the contract. 6 months we worked without a contract and guess what, many of us lost our jobs during that time me being one of them and I didn't even want the union. Now the company is closed and consolidated into another company I guess, so a couple of hundred people lost their jobs because a few people got greedy and wanted more. But during their negotiations they lost more than they got. The benefit package was a lot less after that. So think twice before even considering a union, sure it sounds great talking about it in the break room but will a union BE beneficial? They have their place don't get me wrong but not every place needs a union.
Ya all of are trade unions have priced there selfs out of work. And the work we do have seems like they always cut are wages to even get the work. We would be better off a rite to work state.
Concerned American

Medina, OH

#21 Jan 20, 2013
USWA wrote:
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And that is where pay and everything should be hashed out during contract negotiations. And a strong backed union can get the competitive wages during that time. Plus Walmart can terminate anyone at any given time for no reason. With a union at least you have representation to help secure your job. Also, company sucks can't just move around you in more favorable positions without going by seniority. There are many positive factors in considering to organize so do your homework before you decide to be anti-union.
So you want a company to keep dead beats unless there union reps. agree to terminated them, this is a big problem now with most of the unions, just one reason companies don't want them, as far as moving up the unions should not have any say so who is the foreman's, no matter what you think. I have worked both union and nonunion and been supervisor for both, the union side is a lot worse than the nonunion side (been there)

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