Walmart Workers Striking Turkey Day

Walmart Workers Striking Turkey Day

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made in China

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Just Heard, Walmart Employees are Striking Thanksgiving Day
Cmon Man

United States

#2 Nov 17, 2012
Good for them! F*ck Wal Mart and their bunch of family values b.s. Yeah, we are the company of traditional American values, but if you work for us, screw you and your family on the holidays. The almighty dollar is more important. Typical corporate giant taking advantage of rural citizens who don't have a choice to go work somewhere else.
mac v

Charleston, WV

#3 Nov 17, 2012
Krogers has been doing that for years now thanks to their so called union.
boohoo

Charleston, WV

#4 Nov 17, 2012
In today's economy they should be glad they are employed!!! I bet there will be a line of scabs with families to support ready to jump on their jobs. Guess who they will hurt by striking??? Not Walmart lol.
Dear

Chesapeake, VA

#5 Nov 17, 2012
made in China wrote:
Just Heard, Walmart Employees are Striking Thanksgiving Day
They are not Striking! You are so unintelligent that you would believe some one if they told you that you that you came from earthly parents.
joy

Charleston, WV

#6 Nov 17, 2012
Walmart sucks.
Walmart hater

United States

#7 Nov 18, 2012
I hope they do strike. Walmart should be closed Thanksgiving Day and should give their employees immediate health care benefits. I've heard Kroger and Walmart make their employees wait a year.
Cmon Man

Nitro, WV

#8 Nov 18, 2012
boohoo wrote:
In today's economy they should be glad they are employed!!! I bet there will be a line of scabs with families to support ready to jump on their jobs. Guess who they will hurt by striking??? Not Walmart lol.
Exploiting undereducated workers and underpaying/overworking them is not exactly something I feel they should give thanks for. Regardless of the economy. You working on thanksgiving there tough guy?
Ben Dalnaroad

Ona, WV

#9 Nov 18, 2012
Ask them Hostess employees what their union got them for the holidays!
tough GAL AKA boohoo

Charleston, WV

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Cmon Man wrote:
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Exploiting undereducated workers and underpaying/overworking them is not exactly something I feel they should give thanks for. Regardless of the economy. You working on thanksgiving there tough guy?
Not this year I am but I have in the past. I give thanks for my job that helps support my family. As should anyone who in this economy should. They should also be thankful for what family they have, a paycheck, health, and many other things that are more important than crying about not having a Thursday off to gorge themselves, visit family, and watch parades and football. I myself am thankful everyday and do not need a holiday to remind me to have an attitude of gratitude.
Cmon woman

Charleston, WV

#11 Nov 19, 2012
tough GAL AKA boohoo wrote:
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Not this year I am but I have in the past. I give thanks for my job that helps support my family. As should anyone who in this economy should. They should also be thankful for what family they have, a paycheck, health, and many other things that are more important than crying about not having a Thursday off to gorge themselves, visit family, and watch parades and football. I myself am thankful everyday and do not need a holiday to remind me to have an attitude of gratitude.
What does the economy have to do with multinational multi-billion dollar corporations underpaying their employees and mandating they work holidays? If Wal Mart is such a flowers and rainbows place to work then why not offer double pay for employees who volunteer to work on Thanksgiving? It's not about having one day off and no one is whining about sh!t, and I personally don't work there, hell, I don't even know if there is anything to this "strike" rumor. When capital giants take advantage of their work force (not offering adequate health benefits, paying ridiculously low wages, mandating work on holidays, disallowing time off for their families and/or health issues). The whole reason unions exist (politics aside) is to offer some degree of collective bargaining power to those who may potentially be taken advantage of (i.e. turn of the century coal producers who didn't even pay their employees "real" money.)
I'm glad you are thankful for your job and I certainly am thankful for mine. But, I don't get paid $8 and hour to pull 12 hour shifts through the holidays, so the likes of Wal Mart can squeeze every last dime out of the American public and make life miserable for me and my family. These people are not dead-beat social leaches, they are hard working Americans trying to support themselves the best way they know how. That's what this is all about.
tough GAL AKA boohoo

Charleston, WV

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Cmon woman wrote:
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What does the economy have to do with multinational multi-billion dollar corporations underpaying their employees and mandating they work holidays? If Wal Mart is such a flowers and rainbows place to work then why not offer double pay for employees who volunteer to work on Thanksgiving? It's not about having one day off and no one is whining about sh!t, and I personally don't work there, hell, I don't even know if there is anything to this "strike" rumor. When capital giants take advantage of their work force (not offering adequate health benefits, paying ridiculously low wages, mandating work on holidays, disallowing time off for their families and/or health issues). The whole reason unions exist (politics aside) is to offer some degree of collective bargaining power to those who may potentially be taken advantage of (i.e. turn of the century coal producers who didn't even pay their employees "real" money.)
I'm glad you are thankful for your job and I certainly am thankful for mine. But, I don't get paid $8 and hour to pull 12 hour shifts through the holidays, so the likes of Wal Mart can squeeze every last dime out of the American public and make life miserable for me and my family. These people are not dead-beat social leaches, they are hard working Americans trying to support themselves the best way they know how. That's what this is all about.
I didn't say one time walmart was all rainbows and sunshine! As a matter a fact I do not shop at walmart. That is besides the point. The point I was making was not about how corporate walmart handles business, but the fact that these so called (as said in a previous post) "undereducated" people who are employed at walmart crying because they have to work on Thanksgiving. In todays society it is more difficult to even get a job at mcdonalds let alone walmart then even 5 years ago. I see this trend continuing and even getting worse. It makes me sick when people complain about their job when there are struggling people who are having difficulty getting a job. Another thing, these people knew what company they were joining when they turned in their application. It is walmart!!!! Corporate Mecha!!! They are open all year 24 hours a day. If you didn't want to work on the hoidays, don't apply at a business that is open on holidays. Good luck being that picky because there is just not that much out there, especially at minimum wage rates! I just have no patience for people who whine and complain when they should be thankful for their jobs!!!!!
Cmon woman

Charleston, WV

#13 Nov 19, 2012
So, according to you, it is nearly impossible to find a job in this economy, but somehow, these people who work at Wal Mart can pick and choose where they work if they don't like the hours? I don't understand your logic.

Oh, and my undereducated comment was not a jab at anyone, nor an insult, but rather an illustration that those whom are most prone to exploitation are not as employable (by virtue of lack of h/s diploma or GED), and therefore, have limited options. I have no idea what 5-year trend you are talking about, but the jobless rate in nearly all WV counties continues to decline, and Wal Mart's starting wage is well below the national average. They also encourage hiring part-time and seasonal help to avoid certain costs associated with full-time employees. This has been documented for years. Not trying to incite a riot here, but I feel like you are over simplifying the issue so it fits your own opinion.
Cmon woman

Charleston, WV

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Also, organizing a strike is not "whining," it is taking action against corporate policies which you feel are unfair or unethical. It's called standing up for your rights.
nemesis

Layland, WV

#15 Nov 19, 2012
If they don't like their jobs they should quit. If you get fired, it will be hard to get another position with that on your resume. JMHO.
tough GAL AKA boohoo

Charleston, WV

#16 Nov 19, 2012
Cmon woman wrote:
So, according to you, it is nearly impossible to find a job in this economy, but somehow, these people who work at Wal Mart can pick and choose where they work if they don't like the hours? I don't understand your logic.
Oh, and my undereducated comment was not a jab at anyone, nor an insult, but rather an illustration that those whom are most prone to exploitation are not as employable (by virtue of lack of h/s diploma or GED), and therefore, have limited options. I have no idea what 5-year trend you are talking about, but the jobless rate in nearly all WV counties continues to decline, and Wal Mart's starting wage is well below the national average. They also encourage hiring part-time and seasonal help to avoid certain costs associated with full-time employees. This has been documented for years. Not trying to incite a riot here, but I feel like you are over simplifying the issue so it fits your own opinion.
There is no over simplifying here. If anything you are over complicating my original statement! You are making this all about walmart and I SIMPLY said people shouldn't whine about working on Thanksgiving and should be thankful they have a job!!!!!
tough GAL AKA boohoo

Charleston, WV

#17 Nov 19, 2012
Cmon woman wrote:
Also, organizing a strike is not "whining," it is taking action against corporate policies which you feel are unfair or unethical. It's called standing up for your rights.
I don't see anything unethical or unfair about working on Thanksgiving. If there were something going on that was unethical or unfair I would totally support it because I am for ethical and fair treatment.
tough GAL AKA boohoo

Charleston, WV

#18 Nov 19, 2012
Now I am off to get ready to go to my job where if I were to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, whatever I wouldn't like it, but I wouldn't complain because that is just more hours on my check :) Good day all
Vincent

Muncy, PA

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Cmon Man wrote:
Good for them! F*ck Wal Mart and their bunch of family values b.s. Yeah, we are the company of traditional American values, but if you work for us, screw you and your family on the holidays. The almighty dollar is more important. Typical corporate giant taking advantage of rural citizens who don't have a choice to go work somewhere else.
Sounds like someone doesn't like the free market or capitalism. Guess we should all just give up and be socialists like your chief obama.
Vincent

Muncy, PA

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Lets be real. We have a holiday where we stuff food inside of food! Think thats insane? We've got another one where we go outside, cut down a tree, bring it into our homes and put lights on it. We're doomed!

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