walmart workers striking

walmart workers striking

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letsdoit

United States

#1 Nov 18, 2012
are the jonesboro employees going to strike too? it would serve walmart right if everyone refused to come in that day. they might actually start showing the employees some appreciation.
just sayin

Trumann, AR

#2 Nov 18, 2012
if they do strike, I hope they get fired. If they dont get fired, then I hope their hours get cut back. This is an illegal work stoppage since they are not unionized. It is to easy to find replacements.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Nov 19, 2012
I put in 5 years at Walmart. I think it would be great if picketing would help them understand that at the end of the day we are all people just like them, but it won't ever do any good they'll just find someone else and fire everyone single person that does this. Walmart is a terrible place to work, the managers and customers alike treat you as if your sub human. The best option is to just do your best to find another job, it's what I did.
GuestA

Oklahoma City, OK

#4 Nov 19, 2012
guest wrote:
I put in 5 years at Walmart. I think it would be great if picketing would help them understand that at the end of the day we are all people just like them, but it won't ever do any good they'll just find someone else and fire everyone single person that does this. Walmart is a terrible place to work, the managers and customers alike treat you as if your sub human. The best option is to just do your best to find another job, it's what I did.
And the employees treat customers even worse.
in my opinion

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Get a good education and you wouldn't have that problem. That's part of the business, you work weekends, holidays, etc... You don't hear about police, firefighters, nurses, doctors, restaurant employees, etc... striking because they don't want to work a holiday. That's just part of the job, just be glad you have one. I assume you will be getting holiday pay for it as well.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Nov 19, 2012
On the other hand customers can be a pain also. Some employee's are very nice. Treat each other respectful an its better all way around.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Nov 19, 2012
letsdoit wrote:
are the jonesboro employees going to strike too? it would serve walmart right if everyone refused to come in that day. they might actually start showing the employees some appreciation.
Sounds like this one is a union organizer sent to stir the pot.
hey dikhead

United States

#8 Nov 19, 2012
in my opinion wrote:
Get a good education and you wouldn't have that problem. That's part of the business, you work weekends, holidays, etc... You don't hear about police, firefighters, nurses, doctors, restaurant employees, etc... striking because they don't want to work a holiday. That's just part of the job, just be glad you have one. I assume you will be getting holiday pay for it as well.
maybe those people dont strike because they are getting a fair wage....NOT POVERTY WAGES...ever thought of that einstein.and no walmart has cut hours so now most people are considered part time...that means no benefits and no holiday pay.
hey dikhead

United States

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like this one is a union organizer sent to stir the pot.
oh yes lets all fear the union...lmao you do realise that if walmart went union even the managers would get more money. i hope walmart does go union......those workers deserve a fair wage. and if it means the walmart ceo's have to buy a ford instead of a cadillac, well then thats just to bad.u greedy idiots.
in my opinion

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Nov 19, 2012
hey dikhead wrote:
<quoted text>maybe those people dont strike because they are getting a fair wage....NOT POVERTY WAGES...ever thought of that einstein.and no walmart has cut hours so now most people are considered part time...that means no benefits and no holiday pay.


Then change careers. Industry has to have "slave labor" to survive. Not everybody can make good money, Einstein. If you don't want to work it, there are others that will. Glad Arkansas and most of the South are right to work states. I hope companies keep bringing business and industry here to cut out those greedy unions. Unions had their place back in the day and did great things to improve the quality of the workplace. But now and days that is no longer needed with all the government regulations( because of the unions) that are in place and enforced.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Nov 19, 2012
Thank Clinton for these low jobs paying with the North American trade agreement. Ross periot warned all of our jobs would leave the country all left was low paying jobs. So we got just that. No unions an they can treat you anyway. You don't stand a chance. They can fire you at the drop of a hat.
Screw Walmart

Little Rock, AR

#12 Nov 19, 2012
just sayin wrote:
if they do strike, I hope they get fired. If they dont get fired, then I hope their hours get cut back. This is an illegal work stoppage since they are not unionized. It is to easy to find replacements.
At one time, Walmart took care of their dedicated employees and paid a decent wage giving them enough hours to make a living. Those days are long gone! Walmart has successfully lobbied at a federal level and then in states where they have stores to effectively strip workers of rights and get around wage laws. They know how to get rid of older workers whose healthcare and benefits packages are more expensive by cutting their hours or scheduling them at undesirable times. They have a whole play book on how to do this and they've even started doing it with store managers because there's always somebody younger who'll sell their soul to corporate management for half of what the older ones have worked up to.
When they come into a community and put out the smaller stores and mom & pop operations that provided livings for several people, I believe they have a moral obligation to treat good employees fairly and allow them to make a decent living. Walmart is contributing mightily to the disappearing middle class that are the majority of their customers. I don't know anything about a Walmart strike but I damn sure would boycott Walmart while employees fight for decent wages and benefits. The employees know they're not going to get rich but the capitalist model doesn't include keeping your employees just a shade above the poverty level if that much.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Making people come in on Thanksgiving to sell bullshit to a bunch of idiots is ridiculous. All these companies forcing their stores to be open should be ashamed, but, hey, it's all about the almighty dollar, right? Scumbags.
Black

Fayetteville, AR

#14 Nov 20, 2012
Walmart workers are formally categorized as "unskilled labor." It's rarely going to pay more than minimum wage; why would it?
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#17 Nov 20, 2012
Black wrote:
Walmart workers are formally categorized as "unskilled labor." It's rarely going to pay more than minimum wage; why would it?
If they have worked in an area for an extended period they are going to deelop knowledge of their products and their marketing angle so I wouldn't say they are simply unskilled. However, even if they were getting minimum wage if they would consistently give them enough hours so they had a decent paycheck it would still be an improvemtnt.
quitchab_chin

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Nov 20, 2012
This sit just real! dont bring up ole bill on here, that man was a hero! lmao but for real ole sam walton would be rolling in his grave if he knew how walmart has chaged so much. back in the day it was a wonderful place to work but after his death and time passed they found way to better certain ppl in the organization and step on the lower. Its crazy who much a store manager makes a year. Although it is an easy job the workers get paid right, that isnt wht ppl are argueing against. its how they are takin raises away, benifits, hours, and respect for the ppl who realy keep walmart going, which is everyone or the (SPARK) a strike isnt the right way to go about it but signing the unions paper would be the way to beat them, thats walmarts worst fear. It would be a great thing to unionize though unless u make over a hundred thousand a year, not counting the mad bounes and thats not a super cent. ole jerry makes a killing ppl would flip if they found how much he makes just workin at walmart
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#19 Nov 20, 2012
They actually teach managers how to schedule employee hours so that they have them at the most critical times then cut their hours otherwise to reduce the overall investment in the employee. You can actually be working over 40 hours a week and be a part-time employee! Sam Walton didn't found the company on the idea of screwing over the very people who make run. Greed run amuck in the upper echelons and they have the money to buy power and influence at every level. This is not a shining example of capitalism but rather something Orwellian.
margie

United States

#20 Nov 21, 2012
i work in retail and am glad I'm working thanksgiving and black friday. i can use the holiday pay. for another, im glad i have a job in this f'ed up economy.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#21 Nov 21, 2012
Those "associates" at Wal-Mart that think going Union and striking will get ALL of them better pay and benefits should take a look at what is happening to Hostess Brands.

The owners did not feel that they could make enough return on their investment to justify the risk of staying in business so now 18,500 Hostess employees and and an untold number of people working for the vendors to hostess will be out of a job completely.

Yes, someone may buy up the brands, but you can bet they will reopen as non union companies at much lower wages.

Just remember, that if Wal-Mart goes union, the prices on the shelves will go up also and many people including myself will go elsewhere to buy our needs. That means less employees will be needed at Wal-Mart to serve those that do continue to shop there.

Also, the higher prices become in the retail stores, the more attractive on line shopping will become for non perishable items. Which means less employees needed in the stores.

In this economy, we had better be thankful that we have jobs at all.

Actually in some cases, welfare, fake disability claims, ADC, and Medicaid pays much better than working anyway.
Lol

Austin, TX

#22 Nov 21, 2012
They should fire everyone that strikes......there are plenty of people that want and need jobs....if you dont like the place you work then go somewhere else....idiots

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