BOYCOTT Walmart/Support Striking workers

BOYCOTT Walmart/Support Striking workers

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Since: Oct 11

Nashport, OH

#1 Nov 23, 2012
This thread today will be dedicated to putting out the truth about the High Cost of Low Price beginning with a subject near and dear to many conservative Topix! trolls: government assistance. Do you trolls know how much Walmart is subsidized by our federal dollars -- your taxes....you never wanted an auto bailout so why support a profitable organization such as Walmart. Here's just a few scary facts:

What Walmart Doesn’t Say…[http://makingchangeatwalm art.org/taxes-and-subsidies/]

Walmart finds ways to finance its operations on the backs of taxpayers. Using tactics such as deducting rent payments made to itself (through a captive real estate investment trust), it avoids an estimated $300 million a year in state corporate income tax payments.[4]

Walmart costs taxpayers an estimated $1 billion per year subsidizing low wages and benefits.[5]

Walmart systematically challenges property tax assessments to chip away at its property tax bills, costing local governments several million dollars a year in lost revenues and legal expenses.[6]
In New York State, for example, at least eight Wal-Mart locations have challenged their property tax assessment, recouping about $766,000.[7]

A national study examined a 10 percent random sample of Walmart’s 2,833 Supercenters and discount stores as of the beginning of 2005, and found that at least one assessment challenge had been filed at 35 percent of the stores. If that rate applies to all Walmart stores, the company has brought challenges at more than 1,000 retail outlets nationwide.[8]

Recent studies have shown that the tax revenue big box stores like Walmart produce is often vastly overstated.

A study conducted in Asheville, NC found that a downtown mixed-use development would generate $83,600 per acre per year in retail taxes, vs.$47,500 for a Walmart. Similarly, the mixed-use development would generate $634,000/acre per year in total property taxes vs.$6,500 for a Walmart.[9] Another study by the organization Smart Growth also concluded that mix-used developments are generally more productive tax-generating spaces.[10]
A study by the organization Smart Growth revealed that big box stores only contribute slightly more in taxes than single family homes. Single family homes generate roughly $8,200 per year, and big box stores about $150 to $200 more.[11]
Big Tommy Little

Blacklick, OH

#2 Nov 23, 2012
Too many words, PO.

I went to walmart once, right after it opened down on 256 @ I70. It was brand new and a dump. I can't imagine what it's like now.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#3 Nov 23, 2012
I am boycotting Hostess to support their union.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Nov 23, 2012
I've been mostly silent on the subject of Walmart until now. The entire country knows Walmart is pretty much a 24/7 operation and pays low wages. Its OK for someone who is wanting a part time job, but will not pay enough to support a family. Suck it up, people, or look for something a little further up the scale.
Magnum Johnson

Columbus, OH

#5 Nov 23, 2012
Big Tommy Little wrote:
Too many words, PO.
Too many words? It's microscopic compared to the average novel posted by Cleavon Little.
Big Tommy Little

Blacklick, OH

#6 Nov 23, 2012
Magnum Johnson wrote:
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Too many words? It's microscopic compared to the average novel posted by Cleavon Little.
I ignore CL's stuff.

Since: Oct 11

Nashport, OH

#7 Nov 23, 2012
We still have yet to discover how much Wal-Mart changes our economic landscape changing us from producers of goods to consumers of goods. For example, WalMart dictates to suppliers how much they will charge for products, causing the supplier to re-work its own business model, often resulting more off-shoring of jobs.

Here's another important distinction: Do you know how much our local police forces are used in regular rotation to monitor/address issues in WalMart parking lots???? Theft, rape, shoplifting are all things that are addressed by our police forces because WalMart does not invest reposnibly in its own parking lot/store security.

WalMart is an economical disease!! Labor standards is a large portion which needs immediate focus...
Karl

Dalton, OH

#8 Nov 23, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
We still have yet to discover how much Wal-Mart changes our economic landscape changing us from producers of goods to consumers of goods. For example, WalMart dictates to suppliers how much they will charge for products, causing the supplier to re-work its own business model, often resulting more off-shoring of jobs.
Here's another important distinction: Do you know how much our local police forces are used in regular rotation to monitor/address issues in WalMart parking lots???? Theft, rape, shoplifting are all things that are addressed by our police forces because WalMart does not invest reposnibly in its own parking lot/store security.
WalMart is an economical disease!! Labor standards is a large portion which needs immediate focus...
Because the policies of Hollande are such a success...
Nacho Vato

Van Wert, OH

#9 Nov 23, 2012
I took a trip out to my local walmart for a haircut, and a few items. I didn't see any of Bill Ayer's, and Saul Alinsky's communist followers. I had a big batch of something special waiting for them tucked inside balloons.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#10 Nov 23, 2012
Nacho Vato wrote:
I took a trip out to my local walmart for a haircut, and a few items. I didn't see any of Bill Ayer's, and Saul Alinsky's communist followers. I had a big batch of something special waiting for them tucked inside balloons.
Helium?

Since: Oct 11

Nashport, OH

#12 Nov 23, 2012
WASHINGTON—As Walmart executives publicized an employee healthcare change that showcased no-cost spine and heart surgeries at select hospitals, managers delivered a different message to retail associates at their stores: your healthcare costs are going up, again. Premiums are set to increase by up to 36% next year, employees were told, adding to steep hikes they faced last year. In comparison, projections for large employer-sponsored health plans are expected to increase by only 5.5 percent, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Walmart Raises Employee Healthcare Premiums by up to 36%
http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/2012/11/12/w...

This time last year, Walmart substantially rolled back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raised premiums as reported in the New York Times. Already working for poverty paychecks as a result of low-wages and insufficient hours, many of the company’s 1.4 million employees and their families are already uninsured and rely on costly public healthcare programs.

The costly new changes are pushing many more hard-working Walmart Associates to drop coverage – a concern that members of OUR Walmart, the nationwide organization of Associates calling for change at the company, have been speaking out about.

Since: Oct 11

Nashport, OH

#13 Nov 23, 2012
In February 2009, Walmart paid $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed that Walmart discriminated against African-American truck driver applicants.

WALMART DISCRIMINATES!

Walmart’s low wages are not good for any workers, but minorities are disproportionately
represented in low-paying positions. While people of color made up 35.33% of Walmart’s US
workforce in 2010, only 26.4% of managers and corporate officers were minorities.
In 2010, Walmart employed 482,301 minority hourly associates, who earn an average wage of just
$8.81/hour.

In Walmart’s warehouses employ contracted workers, many of them minorities, who face harassment and intimidation at work, wage violations, and unsafe working conditions. In Southern California’s Inland Empire, the majority of logistics workers are Latinos, and the majority of warehouse workers in the Chicago area are Latino and African-American.

In Southern California and Illinois in fall 2011, Walmart’s warehouse workers filed class action
wage theft lawsuits against Walmart’s logistics contractors, and the California Department of
Labor has issued citations and fines to Walmart logistics contractors for labor violations.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#14 Nov 23, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
In February 2009, Walmart paid $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed that Walmart discriminated against African-American truck driver applicants.
WALMART DISCRIMINATES!
Walmart’s low wages are not good for any workers, but minorities are disproportionately
represented in low-paying positions. While people of color made up 35.33% of Walmart’s US
workforce in 2010, only 26.4% of managers and corporate officers were minorities.
In 2010, Walmart employed 482,301 minority hourly associates, who earn an average wage of just
$8.81/hour.
In Walmart’s warehouses employ contracted workers, many of them minorities, who face harassment and intimidation at work, wage violations, and unsafe working conditions. In Southern California’s Inland Empire, the majority of logistics workers are Latinos, and the majority of warehouse workers in the Chicago area are Latino and African-American.
In Southern California and Illinois in fall 2011, Walmart’s warehouse workers filed class action
wage theft lawsuits against Walmart’s logistics contractors, and the California Department of
Labor has issued citations and fines to Walmart logistics contractors for labor violations.
You must have seen that movie "Wal Mart the high cost of low price".It was spot on about that company and all true.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#17 Nov 23, 2012
Progressive Ohioan wrote:
In February 2009, Walmart paid $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which plaintiffs claimed that Walmart discriminated against African-American truck driver applicants.
WALMART DISCRIMINATES!
Walmart’s low wages are not good for any workers, but minorities are disproportionately
represented in low-paying positions. While people of color made up 35.33% of Walmart’s US
workforce in 2010, only 26.4% of managers and corporate officers were minorities.
In 2010, Walmart employed 482,301 minority hourly associates, who earn an average wage of just
$8.81/hour.
In Walmart’s warehouses employ contracted workers, many of them minorities, who face harassment and intimidation at work, wage violations, and unsafe working conditions. In Southern California’s Inland Empire, the majority of logistics workers are Latinos, and the majority of warehouse workers in the Chicago area are Latino and African-American.
In Southern California and Illinois in fall 2011, Walmart’s warehouse workers filed class action
wage theft lawsuits against Walmart’s logistics contractors, and the California Department of
Labor has issued citations and fines to Walmart logistics contractors for labor violations.
More Marxist bashing of success and the white male.

Piss off back to Cuba

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#18 Nov 23, 2012
Looks like the unions got spanked:

Union Fail: Walmart Reports Record Sales
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#19 Nov 23, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
Looks like the unions got spanked:
Union Fail: Walmart Reports Record Sales
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Round 2:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-11-21...

http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Sec...

The whole liberal west coast is going to get their own Winter of Discontent.

California, Oregon, and Washington, need their own Maggie.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#20 Nov 23, 2012
Karl wrote:
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Round 2:
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-11-21...
http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Sec...
The whole liberal west coast is going to get their own Winter of Discontent.
California, Oregon, and Washington, need their own Maggie.
Looking forward to seeing the National Guard busting longshoremen skulls.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 23, 2012
"The real social and class interests served by the administration's fiscal policy were indicated by the next item on the president's calendar—a closed-door White House meeting with the CEOs of 12 of the biggest US corporations, including General Electric, Walmart, American Express, Honeywell, Ford, IBM, Pepsico and Chevron. This gathering of multi-millionaires was convened to ensure that the demands of the corporate elite for drastic cuts in social spending and further tax cuts for big business would be carried out.

Obama's pretense of “fairness” and concern for working people, against the backdrop of the supposed looming disaster of the “fiscal cliff,” is a cynical sham. It is a cover for a calculated and ruthless assault on all that remains of the social reforms of the 20th century—most centrally, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security—combined with a restructuring of the tax system that will cut taxes for corporations and the rich and increase the tax burden on working people."

https://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/nov2012/au...
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#22 Nov 23, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>Looking forward to seeing the National Guard busting longshoremen skulls.
Presumably most NGs will be dry-siders, this might finally scare enough people there to quit voting D.

But then again, the PNW is a place where a RINO who is pro-abortion, endorsed gay marriage and Obama, and had a record of executive experience, lost to has-beens with a record of deficits and failure.

(This happened in the 2010 OR Governor, and 2012 WA Governor)
Nacho Vato

Van Wert, OH

#23 Nov 23, 2012
rowdy01 wrote:
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Helium?
No, try lemonade produced fresh from the loins of ones inner organs!

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