Wal-mart strike on Black Friday

Wal-mart strike on Black Friday

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Level 1

Since: Nov 12

Owensboro, KY

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Its much needed and well over due.
Jobsaver

Owensboro, KY

#2 Nov 18, 2012
Good, hope it cost them big! Not for unions, but that place abuses employees and the economy.

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Since: Nov 11

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#3 Nov 18, 2012
Walmart aint union
Jobsaver

Owensboro, KY

#4 Nov 18, 2012
Thought they were. I stand corrected. Good, i hope Walmart loses its ass
Handsome Man

Owensboro, KY

#5 Nov 18, 2012
Full time employees of Walmart are eligible for food stamps due to their low pay. Walmart wins and the tax payer loses.
Handsome Man

Owensboro, KY

#6 Nov 18, 2012
The workers are taking a big risk. Wildcat strikes aren't protected by law. Brave people. Hope it works for them.

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#7 Nov 18, 2012
I am surprised that wal-mart aint union

Level 1

Since: Nov 12

Owensboro, KY

#8 Nov 18, 2012
Let the employees of Wal-mart see your support. There is always strength in numbers. Working a fulltime job and still needing government assstance is morden slavery.
poor white trash

Owensboro, KY

#9 Nov 18, 2012
Jason L69 wrote:
I am surprised that wal-mart aint union
Wal Mart actually donates a portion of its profits on keeping Unions out.
Handsome Man

Owensboro, KY

#10 Nov 18, 2012
poor white trash wrote:
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Wal Mart actually donates a portion of its profits on keeping Unions out.
It's not a donation, it's the cost of maintaining high profits. They pay big dollars to law firms to train their management on union avoidance.
against the grain

Owensboro, KY

#11 Nov 18, 2012
I am trying very hard not to shop at Walmart for anything other than groceries. I wish I could avoid that place all together. I will not be buying Christmas presents from there even if it means paying more somewhere else. I am also trying to buy stuff made somewhere other than China, preferably the US!
Handsome Man

Owensboro, KY

#12 Nov 18, 2012
against the grain wrote:
I am trying very hard not to shop at Walmart for anything other than groceries. I wish I could avoid that place all together. I will not be buying Christmas presents from there even if it means paying more somewhere else. I am also trying to buy stuff made somewhere other than China, preferably the US!
Good Luck, I'm trying to do the same.
well

Owensboro, KY

#13 Nov 18, 2012
Handsome Man wrote:
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It's not a donation, it's the cost of maintaining high profits. They pay big dollars to law firms to train their management on union avoidance.
But is that a true cost or a "voluntary" cost? One that could be avoided if employees were paid better or had better benefits?
What I keep wondering though is how underpaid are the employees? For example, if a person is working a salesperson position how much are they making compared to a salesperson with the same amount of experience at a dept. store like Macy's or a smaller store like Shoe Stop or Hibbets?
poor white trash

Owensboro, KY

#14 Nov 18, 2012
Handsome Man wrote:
<quoted text>It's not a donation, it's the cost of maintaining high profits. They pay big dollars to law firms to train their management on union avoidance.
I chose the wrong wording. Thank you for better describing, the point I was trying to make.

Level 1

Since: Jun 12

United States

#15 Nov 18, 2012
Handsome Man wrote:
<quoted text>It's not a donation, it's the cost of maintaining high profits. They pay big dollars to law firms to train their management on union avoidance.
It's a shame that one of the world's largest, most profitable corporations pays their employees so poorly that they're eligible for government assistance. We - the taxpayers, are subsidizing Walmart profits because they refuse to pay their employees living wages although they could easily afford it.
Dontcare

Owensboro, KY

#16 Nov 18, 2012
That's why Walmart needs union so ppl can at least make what they deserve
well

Owensboro, KY

#17 Nov 18, 2012
Dontcare wrote:
That's why Walmart needs union so ppl can at least make what they deserve
How much do they deserve? How much should employees make an hour compared to a similar job? I too work for a large business (not quite as big as walmart) and have wondered the same about my hourly wage. If I know other employees of the same job are making more because they live in a larger city, should the company I work for pay us the same amount?

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Since: Sep 12

Owensboro, Kentucky

#18 Nov 18, 2012
rwtaylor56 wrote:
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It's a shame that one of the world's largest, most profitable corporations pays their employees so poorly that they're eligible for government assistance. We - the taxpayers, are subsidizing Walmart profits because they refuse to pay their employees living wages although they could easily afford it.
My husband works for Walmart, and this isn't necessarily true. I worked for Kroger, and made less money than he did starting out. I think some of this is just propaganda spread by unions for companies like Kroger to try to make Kroger employees think that they are getting better treatment, when both pay pretty poorly. I have nothing for or against unions, just speaking what I've lived through.
ftpn

Owensboro, KY

#19 Nov 18, 2012
well wrote:
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How much do they deserve? How much should employees make an hour compared to a similar job? I too work for a large business (not quite as big as walmart) and have wondered the same about my hourly wage. If I know other employees of the same job are making more because they live in a larger city, should the company I work for pay us the same amount?
I take it they do not do drug testing where you work.
f walmart

Milton, WI

#20 Nov 19, 2012
It is sad they work there employees like slaves while management sets in the office and jokes around and gets paid more. I worked walmart 6 years ago, its the kids of sam walton who took over after his passing and became greedy for money so they underpay employees... i was watching something about extreme mansions on tv once and it showed the house of one of sam waltons kids who now own walmart and it was twice the size of a walmart store And they was collecting paintings that majority of cost over $1 million a piece. Employees need to strike at all walmarts, i work in a factory setting on my butt doing nothing for 8 hours and get paid almost $20 an hour while walmart employees slave for $8-9 hr

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