Stand With Striking Walmart Workers
Posted in the Livingston Forum
#1 Nov 19, 2012
Stand With Striking Walmart Workers
Walmart has become the focus of viral, historic strikes by workers in stores and at warehouses across the country.
Time and time again, when Walmart workers have come together to call on the company to address issues with understaffing, scheduling, wages, benefits, safety, and just plain respect in the workplace, the company has attempted to silence them.
Without an end to the retaliation and mistreatment, Walmart workers around the country are prepared to strike on the biggest sales day of the year - Black Friday, November 23.
Let's show the media and the Walton family that we have these workers' backs. Join with Walmart workers in solidarity by signing our petition.
We'll make sure workers know you're standing with them to demand better working conditions and change at Walmart.
SIGN NOW >>
SIGN THE PETITION
"This Black Friday, I'm standing in solidarity with Walmart workers on strike. I won't let Walmart silence them for speaking out about their working conditions."
#2 Nov 19, 2012
I don't think you will be able to put Wally World out of business like you did "Twinkies", union lady. 18,500 workers don't have jobs now because they listened to that kind of crap! The union higher up will keep drawing their checks and the workers will have to make do the best they can. I'm sure the union bosses assured them that the company would back down and give them what they demanded! What a shame, to be so proud of something that has caused so much pain.
#3 Nov 19, 2012
Union Lady my hind leg, roflmfao.cross dresser maybe, lady definitely not.
#4 Nov 19, 2012
Being a Union Member,I agree;
Put simply, tax increases on high-income taxpayers of the sort under consideration
would not hinder -- and could even bolster -- economic growth. With this in mind,
policymakers should aim for a balanced deficit reduction package that shares the
load through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts.[Off the Charts, Center on
Budget and Policy Priorities, 5/2/12 ]
Wash. Post: Expiration Of Upper-Income Tax Cuts "Would Do Little Harm" To Economy.
The Washington Post's Wonkblog, citing a recent CBO report, explained that the
expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy "would do little harm" and would
generate "$42 billion in 2013." The graph below accompanied the post:
[Wonkblog, The Washington Post, 11/8/12 ]
FACT: Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Do Not Lead To Economic Growth
Tax Policy Center: "Tax Cuts For These High-Earners Will Do Relatively Little To
Boost The Economy In The Short Run." In an August 2010 post, Tax Policy Center
economist Howard Gleckman explained that "tax cuts for these high-earners will do
relatively little to boost the economy in the short run":
The Treasury Department figures that temporarily extending the 2001 and 2003 tax
cuts would reduce federal revenues by roughly $200 billion in Fiscal 2011 and $260
billion in 2012. For technical reasons, those numbers may be off a bit, but you get
the drift. Of that, about $75 billion would go to top-bracket taxpayers ($35 billion
in 2011 and $40 billion in 2012). We know that higher income households are more
likely to bank the cash than spend it. As a result, tax cuts for these high-earners
will do relatively little to boost the economy in the short run.[Tax Policy Center,
Economic Policy Institute: Bush Tax Cuts "Added $2.6 Trillion To The Public Debt
Over 2001-10." In a September 26, 2011 article, Andrew Fieldhouse of the Economic
Policy Institute (EPI) explained tax cuts decreased federal revenue and in turn
"added $2.6 trillion to the public debt over 2001-10":
A spending-cuts-only approach is regressive in that it forces the brunt of deficit
reduction on the backs of poor and working families while ignoring a prime culprit
of the budget deficit: the expensive, ineffective, and unfair Bush-era tax cuts.
These top-heavy tax cuts added $2.6 trillion to the public debt over 2001-10 and
will add $3.8 trillion to deficits over the next decade if fully continued.
[Economic Policy Institute, 9/26/11 ]
For more information about the bogus claim that taxes on the wealthy will hurt the
economy and jobs, click here .
#5 Nov 19, 2012
Twinkie is not out of business. get with the program moron.
If you have dish network watch channel 215 and 209
#6 Nov 19, 2012
I love Democrats;
Senate Democrats Propose One Dollar Of Spending Cuts For Every Dollar Of Revenue;
Obama Proposes $2.50 In Cuts For Every Dollar Of Revenue. Obama campaign advisor
James Kvaal told CNN that the president wanted "a balanced plan that cuts the
deficit by $4 trillion with $2.50 worth of spending cuts for every dollar in
revenue." Senate Democrats, on the other hand, are circulating a letter which says
that "the president should insist on $1 in revenue for each $1 in spending cuts."
[CNN, 11/09/12 ; Politico, 11/14/12 ]
3. MYTH: Raising Taxes Will "Kill Small Business"
Charles Gasparino: "You Want To Raise Taxes? You Are Going To Kill Small Business."
During a discussion on America's Newsroom about a meeting Obama held with business
leaders to discuss economic policy, Fox Business' Charles Gasparino claimed that
Obama's plan to raise some taxes would "kill small businesses":
GASPARINO: I would say that meeting with the president was one of the most
intellectually dishonest confabs I've ever seen. Those guys went in there, they were
spoken to by the president. If they had anything, any guts ... If they had any guts,
they would have said this to the president: You want to raise taxes? You are going
to kill small business, you are going to prevent us from hiring, you're going to
destroy an already weak economy, and I guarantee those clowns did not say that.[Fox
News, America's Newsroom, 11/15/12 ]
Cavuto: Small Businesses Are "Doomed To Their Own Execution."
On his Fox News show, Cavuto claimed "not one small business leader" was "invited to
the White House" during meetings with business leaders following President Obama's
re-election. He concluded asking, "why invite the doomed to their own execution?"
[Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto, 11/14/12 ]
FACT: Risk To Small Businesses From Expiration Of High-Income Tax Cuts Is "Vastly
CBPP: "Claims That Letting the High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Expire Would Harm Small
Businesses Are Vastly Exaggerated." A post on the Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities' Off the Charts blog titled "Claims That Letting the High-Income Bush Tax
Cuts Expire Would Harm Small Businesses Are Vastly Exaggerated" noted that "history
refutes the doomsday claims" that "letting the high-income tax cuts expire would
seriously harm small businesses":
For starters, the frequently cited claim that letting the high-income tax cuts
expire would seriously harm small businesses relies on a highly exaggerated
definition of "business" that treats any filer with any pass-through income as a
business owner.(A pass-through entity passes its profits through to its owners,
who pay tax on them at the individual rate.)
[H]istory refutes the doomsday claims. The arguments against allowing the high-end
tax cuts to expire on schedule echo those made against President Clinton's proposed
1993 tax increases, which set marginal rates at the levels to which they are set to
return when the Bush rate cuts expire. Critics claimed at the time that those tax
increases would seriously harm economic growth. As it turned out, job creation and
economic growth proved significantly stronger following the 1993 tax increases than
following the 2001 Bush tax cuts. Further, small businesses created jobs at twice
the rate during the Clinton years than they did under the Bush tax code (see graph).
#7 Nov 19, 2012
Walmart strike: Show your
Sign the petition
Dear MoveOn member,
Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Walmart has sought
to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up. Warehouse
workers who work for Walmart contractors have also experienced retaliation
for speaking out. Now, Walmart workers have had enough.
It's not an easy decision. But without an end to the retaliation in sight,
workers Walmart workers from coast to coast are walking off the job in
On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we're standing up for
an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what's right
for our families, our communities, and our country. Will you show your
Click here to sign the petition in support of the Walmart workers who are
striking at stores across the country.
Around the country, Walmart employs 1.4 million people. We are not just
the Associates that you see in stores. We are moms and dads, sons and
daughters, and husbands and wives working hard to support our families. We
have been speaking out for good jobs with decent pay, regular hours,
affordable healthcare, and respect--but instead of working with us to make
changes, Walmart has attempted to silence us and retaliate against us for
Our jobs have been threatened, our hours cut, our schedules changed. Some
of us have even been fired. We will not be silenced.
Click here to add your name to our petition to Walmart Board Chairman Rob
Walton, and then pass it along to your friends.
We ask that supporters take action and spread the word about our strikes.
Let's demonstrate to Walmart that there's a wave of support for workers
who are speaking out.
--Jamie Way, Making Change at Walmart
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#8 Nov 19, 2012
Yea, right, Current Network by Al Gore is bankrupt and MSNBC has maybe 20 viewers if they are lucky. They have the least viewers on any news network, and they lost one viewer with OsamaBin Laden, he was a faithful viewer of MSNBC. Twinkies is out of business with the bakery company that the union put out of business. Somebody will buy the name brand later and make it where they can make a profit! But, it's to late to help those 18,500 workers right now!
#9 Nov 19, 2012
Walmart is ALWAYS open on TG Whats the big deal now?
#10 Nov 19, 2012
thanksgiving an christmas eve at 6pm.were the only time they closed.give the employees time off.dont shop stand up.make a stand.noone needs to work on holidays.
#11 Nov 19, 2012
Some people have to work on holidays and Sunday.I have worked on many. If they don't want to work hire someone who does.
#12 Nov 19, 2012
i knew that was coming i have worked all holidays to.point is with retail,give them thanksgiving off an christmas eve. at 6pm at least.its not going to boost sales.if you are going to black friday u will anyway.its not an argument about who works holidays or weekends,we all do that work.its about rushing an changing to make a dollar,for the company why dont they just stay open 24hrs,an hire more employees.that would be create jobs.instead of layin off 1 week before christmas.
#14 Nov 24, 2012
1st... When you take a job, you know what you are expected to work. HMMM a waitress can expect to work Mother's Day. Work retail, expect to work these days OR DON'T TAKE THE JOB...
2nd... I find it funny that the Bush Tax cuts are "ONLY FOR THE RICH" but if you let them expire, you are hurting the poor and middle class. Come on, it can't do both.
Lastly, Clinton did a lot of good. But go back and look at his tax on the rich. Specifically on the Yachts. He created a LUXURY tax on Yachts. So the RICH quit buying them. That almost shut the industry down and sent many of your middle class workers to the unemployment line.
Try to TRULY CUT Spending and a fair tax across the board.
#15 Nov 24, 2012
Stand behind: Docs, Nurses, Police, Soldiers, Elec, Phone, Water, Restaurants (for those who have no place to eat), Gas station operators, Hotel Operators, on, and on, and on. If you don't like your job quit. If you think that there are no other jobs, well stop complaining and go to work. What has become of America.
P.S. how many women worked their aZZ off cooking for some of these lazy people.
Double P.S. Fried turkey rocks
#16 Nov 30, 2012
what about anyone in healthcare and policemen and firefighters they work holidays and knew they would be when they took the job bunch of whinnie-assed people can't stand lasy people!!
#17 Dec 1, 2012
Simple, pay WM employees three times as much and you will pay that much more. Go union, how could that possibly hurt.
#18 Dec 1, 2012
Yea! Raise prices on everything and people will shop elsewhere, and you can put WM out of business too, just like Hostess! O Boy, what a plan! Bozos are out there and you can't fix stupid!
#19 Dec 1, 2012
#20 Dec 3, 2012
Ummm what house number bill is it the dems are attempting to pass that have a 1:1 revenue to spending cuts in it? If you know the bill number please post because i cant find it also where is the Odumbo written plan with the spending cuts in it? Could be like the plan in 84 when house dems promised Reagan the same thing if he raised taxes then we found out it was an April fools joke, raise taxes but the spending cuts were just a joke.
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