Wal Mart Strikes Spreading

Wal Mart Strikes Spreading

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Wal Mart stevejayvcheirio

Erie, PA

#1 Oct 11, 2012
I am tired of the shoddy clothes and shoes that are made to fit asian mutants, tired of buying the stuff over and over because it breaks within a month after you buy it. Wal Mart has it coming. We were warned about this a long time ago.

"There are only two entities that employ more people than Walmart, and they are the U.S. and Chinese militaries. The company says it employs 2.2 million people worldwide -- including 1.4 million in the U.S. alone.

One of the many things the company is known for is being aggressively anti-union. None of its American employees have officially unionized, and all attempts to do so to date have been crushed.

So it may come as a surprise that in the same week that Walmart (WMT) shares hit an all-time high, its workers across the country appear to be trying to organize and walk out for the first time in the company's history in demand of better wages, benefits and work hours.

The size and scope of the strikes are unclear, but what began as a walkout by workers at a Los Angeles Walmart on Tuesday has since spread to 11 other cities, reports CBS affiliate KCBS in Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, hundreds of Walmart workers rallied outside the company's home office in Bentonville, Arkansas, reports CBS affiliate KFSM in Fort Smith.

3 women workers claim Wal-Mart discriminationWalmart to hire 50,000 for holiday seasonMore pension funds sue Walmart over bribery schemePension fund files derivative suit against Walmart leadersDisability advocates file class-action lawsuit against WalmartJanna Pea, with the union-backed "Making Change at Walmart," told KFSM her group and more employees from "Our Walmart" came in by the busload after walking off the job in the first-ever Walmart associate walk-out.

Besides Los Angeles, other cities affected include Dallas, Seattle, Miami, Washington D.C., Sacramento, and San Francisco.

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Now we are getting somewhere.
state street stan

Franklin, PA

#2 Oct 11, 2012
Walmarts spreading labor strike going viral!.........Really, 28 stores in 12 states,lets do the math!
As of today Walmart has 4540 stores in the United States with 1.4 million employees, this means labor problems exist in .006% 0f Walmart stores affecting up to 7700 employees or .005% of their employees.
This is a serious problem???? I doubt that very much!
The Gipper

Erie, PA

#3 Oct 11, 2012
If Wal*Mart had a union we'd be paying a hefty price for all the stuff that breaks after a month and all the Asian mutant gear. Forget that.
tim leary

United States

#4 Oct 11, 2012
state street stan wrote:
Walmarts spreading labor strike going viral!.........Really, 28 stores in 12 states,lets do the math!
As of today Walmart has 4540 stores in the United States with 1.4 million employees, this means labor problems exist in .006% 0f Walmart stores affecting up to 7700 employees or .005% of their employees.
This is a serious problem???? I doubt that very much!
this is only the beginning.
tim leary

United States

#5 Oct 11, 2012
The Gipper wrote:
If Wal*Mart had a union we'd be paying a hefty price for all the stuff that breaks after a month and all the Asian mutant gear. Forget that.
"I got mine, fck everybody else". Great philosophy. Fyi they are already charging you 10 times more than what the chinese crap is worth.
Scan

Baltimore, MD

#7 Oct 11, 2012
United we bargain, divided we beg
The Truth

Erie, PA

#8 Oct 11, 2012
Wal*Mart sucks. You Wait in line 45 mins while one person screws around and checks out at a snails pace, garbage products, poor service. Target is a much better store.
tim leary

United States

#9 Oct 11, 2012
cheetos wrote:
<quoted text>
What union do you belong to, scab?
10 years in USWA
The Gipper

Erie, PA

#10 Oct 11, 2012
tim leary wrote:
<quoted text>"I got mine, fck everybody else". Great philosophy. Fyi they are already charging you 10 times more than what the chinese crap is worth.
Yeah and with a union they'd be charging 20x. You want a bigger piece of the action retrain. If I had skills that made me easily replaced then yes, I'd be for the union.
tim leary

United States

#11 Oct 12, 2012
Yeah the companies said the same thing to10 year old girls chained to textile machines in the '30s. Good thing they didn't listen.
cheetos

Erie, PA

#12 Oct 12, 2012
tim leary wrote:
<quoted text>10 years in USWA
Over 10 years ago, scab!!!
There is no union for big mouth, homeless cowards.
STOOGE SPEDASSO

Erie, PA

#14 Oct 13, 2012
Dear Walmart,

I do not really care about anyone other than myself, please do what ever you can to make sure I can keep spending my welfare checks at your most awesomest un patriotic corporation in America. Also if I can not cash my SSI check on register 10 I will not be able to get my cigs at the same time, and not sure if I would have a nervous breakdown by the time I make it to the liquor store. Please and tell the employees that Obama will fix it all, he is like a God.

Thanks,
Much Luv,
Stuey
Observer1

Erie, PA

#15 Oct 13, 2012
Walmart workers keep voting down unions, so the unions agitate a small portion of disgruntled employees to protest and threaten strikes. Unions don't really believe in democracy or giving workers the choice to opt out of an overpaid thug-run union that just takes their money to buy politicians. I know which products I can buy at a good price at Walmart, and shop elsewhere for some items I want in better quality. Plenty of laws protect workers from the abuses the union thugs keep talking about at their dues-funded, luxury hotel conventions. Big, fat dinosaurs wallowing in their final throes of extinction.
the man

Wichita, KS

#16 Oct 15, 2012
years ago that was true, now, workers need a union more than ever. With management greed incredibly high and corruption running crazy, unions actually protect a company from itself.

Unions aint the perfect answer, but the alternative is much worse.

My idea is, whenever the gas price goes up, the minimum wage goes up by a factor of 2. So with with the current $4 a gal....minimum wage is now $32 per hour.

Ill bet you'll see fuel back down to .95 cents a gallon wthin a few weeks.

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