MGT's - Let's stop being helpless vic...

MGT's - Let's stop being helpless victims and actually DO something about this!

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MGT4NOW

Jupiter, FL

#1 Mar 30, 2012
The way I see it these are our options.

1. Concede defeat and accept whatever crap position and crap pay that they are prepared to give us.

2. Get another job and get the hell out.

3. Hit them with a class action lawsuit for effectively cutting our pay to do the same job.

4. Organise ourselves into a unified group - probably with help and guidance from some established retail workers union - and force them into negotiations.

It seems to me that it will be very difficult to prevent the current restructuring that Walgreens feels necessary for future growth, however, I believe that what we can succesfully do is bring together all MGTs and force Walgreens to negotiate terms and conditions for people being downgraded.

It is all very good restructuring to save costs, but they are NOT in such a position that they need to save money immediately. There is therefore, absolutely no good reason why they can't 'grandfather in' MGTs at their current rate of pay.

Over time, all the 'grandfathered' in MGTs will leave one way or another. Some will retire, some will leave for better opportunities etc., and replacements will enter the game at the sfl rate of pay.

That way Walgreens will get what they want, but it will take a little longer than they would like.

They hammered us when they stopped the overtime dead, and now they are hammering us again. What they are doing is causing harm to employees and by extension their families.

It is unecessary and unacceptable and avoidable?

What do you want to do about it?

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#2 Mar 30, 2012
I totally agree with you on all of your points. It really sucked after we lost our overtime, that was my student loan payment. Now we are again the victims of WAG budget cuts! I vote UNION!!!
waggle

Melrose Park, IL

#3 Mar 30, 2012
So how do we do it? What's step one? HELP!!!
kkm

Camptonville, CA

#4 Mar 30, 2012
MGT4NOW wrote:
The way I see it these are our options.
1. Concede defeat and accept whatever crap position and crap pay that they are prepared to give us.
2. Get another job and get the hell out.
3. Hit them with a class action lawsuit for effectively cutting our pay to do the same job.
4. Organise ourselves into a unified group - probably with help and guidance from some established retail workers union - and force them into negotiations.
It seems to me that it will be very difficult to prevent the current restructuring that Walgreens feels necessary for future growth, however, I believe that what we can succesfully do is bring together all MGTs and force Walgreens to negotiate terms and conditions for people being downgraded.
It is all very good restructuring to save costs, but they are NOT in such a position that they need to save money immediately. There is therefore, absolutely no good reason why they can't 'grandfather in' MGTs at their current rate of pay.
Over time, all the 'grandfathered' in MGTs will leave one way or another. Some will retire, some will leave for better opportunities etc., and replacements will enter the game at the sfl rate of pay.
That way Walgreens will get what they want, but it will take a little longer than they would like.
They hammered us when they stopped the overtime dead, and now they are hammering us again. What they are doing is causing harm to employees and by extension their families.
It is unecessary and unacceptable and avoidable?
What do you want to do about it?
I could not have said it better myself. I feel what they are ding is wrong. I am a single person who already rents out a room at my house to make ends meet. I will lose my home I have worked so hard for. Being 50 years old and a woman it will be harder for me to find a job that will pay me a decent wage without have to start back a t$12.00 to $14.00 an hour. We should be grandfathered in. That would be the right thing to do as a company that once cared about it's employees and their familys. Let's organize.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#5 Mar 31, 2012
After getting laid off at 3 companies due to closings or restructures before coming to WAG, i finally felt that i came in to a rock solid company.....then i started hearing the same buzz terms " evolving" "staying relavent" "adapting to industry stansards" and then being given examples of how previous companies stayed in buisness, "new opportunities!" all of this sounded erily familiar and raised my eyebrow. When i finally heard the terms "grow" and "based on performance" i thought to myself awwww shitt. Again? Really? A fourth time! When i was interviewed i expressed that i wanted to work at WAG because it seemed to be a stable niche in the economy (health service). I asked my SM after he read the script to me "do u remember when u interviewed me" he half nodded his head....yeah man im sorry.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#6 Mar 31, 2012
Sorry about my spelling errors. Siri isn't perfect at voice to text yet.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#7 Mar 31, 2012
Place to start ... Media, if the media will not report then there will be no support and most mgts will not risk having a job vs not. Walgreens will not listen to their employees anymore, BUT they do still do what they must to avoid bad media including keeping robberies and increasingly hostile work enviroments.

Walgreens has for years succesfully prevented Unions forming amongst base employees, it has proven it doesn't care about or listen to its front line employees, and has repeatedly defeated lawsuits by tiing the cases up in court untill those filing run out of money.

Make no mistake they know the game they are playing and they hold the better hand... the only way to have a chance of doing anything is to alert the dealer "the media" that Walgreens is cheating in this and is harming the ecconomy and middle-class by doing so.
Zapperman

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Mar 31, 2012
Do it! Do it! Do it!
I hate wag

Avondale, PA

#9 Mar 31, 2012
MGT4NOW wrote:
The way I see it these are our options.
1. Concede defeat and accept whatever crap position and crap pay that they are prepared to give us.
2. Get another job and get the hell out.
3. Hit them with a class action lawsuit for effectively cutting our pay to do the same job.
4. Organise ourselves into a unified group - probably with help and guidance from some established retail workers union - and force them into negotiations.
It seems to me that it will be very difficult to prevent the current restructuring that Walgreens feels necessary for future growth, however, I believe that what we can succesfully do is bring together all MGTs and force Walgreens to negotiate terms and conditions for people being downgraded.
It is all very good restructuring to save costs, but they are NOT in such a position that they need to save money immediately. There is therefore, absolutely no good reason why they can't 'grandfather in' MGTs at their current rate of pay.
Over time, all the 'grandfathered' in MGTs will leave one way or another. Some will retire, some will leave for better opportunities etc., and replacements will enter the game at the sfl rate of pay.
That way Walgreens will get what they want, but it will take a little longer than they would like.
They hammered us when they stopped the overtime dead, and now they are hammering us again. What they are doing is causing harm to employees and by extension their families.
It is unecessary and unacceptable and avoidable?
What do you want to do about it?
When you open that lawsuit, you let us know!
upsidedownhorses hoe

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Mar 31, 2012
Well i sendt a email to various news groups and my congressmen. Got no response from the news groups. And just got uniform tax code emails from claire mccaskill and todd akin as for the congressmen. I woild say we shoild have a national wag flu day. Also who s dm is having a district meeting for exa and mgt
MGT4NOW

Jupiter, FL

#11 Mar 31, 2012
Well, I reckon it is inevitable that some MGTs will come together to start a class action lawsuit. That is good, but we also need to put the pressure on the company in other ways, too.

The immediate problem we all face is the pay cut. That has to be stopped. We have to get them to sit down and negotiate with us, and we will probably have to drag them to the negotiation table kicking and screaming.

We have to put them into a situation where they are cornered and have no choice but to talk to us.

They want to keep all this very quiet, so the first thing we need to do is get is publicity, lots of it. The mainstream media may or may not help, but there is always the internet, you tube, and videos that go viral!

I have some ideas, but I would like to hear from others first, see what we can do to find a way to fight back, preferably without getting victimized for it.

Be careful who you talk to.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#12 Mar 31, 2012
MGTSF wrote:
Sorry about my spelling errors. Siri isn't perfect at voice to text yet.
siri isn't perfect at anything and never will....get over it and stop talking at your phone like a d-bag

Since: Jan 12

United States

#13 Mar 31, 2012
inb4 wrote:
<quoted text>siri isn't perfect at anything and never will....get over it and stop talking at your phone like a d-bag
Haha i try.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#15 Apr 1, 2012
Just start by telling all your customers. I do, boy, they are not happy. It means the economy will tank again for the people with the paycut will not be able to make payments on their houses and cars, etc. Also, bad customer service. No manager on duty, no help with problems.
wagmgt

United States

#16 Apr 3, 2012
Has anyone on here actually spoken with a lawyer to see what possible options exist?
WLKFJ

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Apr 3, 2012
I am all in for doing something about it but I know for sure its going to be some kiss ass assistants who is going to tell there store manager what exactly the other mgts are trying to do. The Question is how are we going to come together, because we all some what fear the evil thats going to come if this doesnt go through. I seen the real bad side of this company
Apache

Jupiter, FL

#18 Apr 4, 2012
wagmgt wrote:
Has anyone on here actually spoken with a lawyer to see what possible options exist?
The bad news is that I contacted a lawyer and was informed that what they are doing is within their legal rights. Please check this out for yourselves to be certain.
planet wag

Spring, TX

#19 Apr 4, 2012
vote with your stock
Diane

Tucson, AZ

#20 Apr 4, 2012
planet wag wrote:
vote with your stock
Bingo.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#21 Apr 5, 2012
planet wag wrote:
vote with your stock
How many stocks do you have?

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