Walmart employees were threatening to bring holiday shopping to its knees by striking on the busiest shopping day of the year to show their demand for a better working conditions. So, how did it go? Plans for the protests have been in motion for a little over a month now. Largely organized on Facebook by a group called Organization United for Respect at Walmart, today´s protests were meant to be the grand culmination of two months of smaller, minor protests at Wal-Marts across the country. Well, in Chicago, protestors were bussed in
It´s the liberals own base members that sabotaged their efforts with their obsession over the latest gadget to be cool like the rest of their friends..I seriously doubt people mobbing these stores were tea party members.
Maybe half this country is planning on sensible spending to preserve what wealth they have to offset an Obama surprise.If you have a government check coming in every month,there´s no reason to be sensible.
When you spend 4-5 years digging out from credit card debt,the last thing you want to do is ring it up again. Families are making compacts on spending limits.
What´s with the unions and their obsession with day-glo T-shirts? We know that their members are dumb, but is it really necessary to dress them up like little mongoloids going to the Special Olympics? What next, notes attached to their T-shirts with their names and directions for taking them home if they wander away from the big purple bus?
Fox did a clip yesterday, where the reporter was going up to various protesters, asking them why they were there, and what the protest was about, the every one of them said, ´talk to the man in the green shirt.´ Those protesters, who are paid cash by the unions, are dumber than dirt, and might say the wrong things, I suppose. It was a sorry mess, created by the megalomaniac Rich Trumka. And it came off worse than the Governor Walker recall attempt.
Thanx #4 . Right To Work states have basically erased the union stench and others have been contemplatig passing the law as well . Was it Ill. ?. that really cot my attention . The big appeal about them is a pension fund . When members find out it won´t necessarily be there for them , they bail . At this point , any bet half those outside Walmart are looking for a good , decent job .
I suspect one of the reasons these types of protests are failing right now is that the public has to deal with things like budgets and finding a job. With the economy the way it is, we have no patience for idiots who throw these kind of tantrums about their jobs and workplace. If you don´t like your job, find another. Good luck with that.
The Twinkie strike and bankruptcy sale is the deathknell for private unions. The Bakers sold out the Teamsters for a few sheckels more, and now the company is belly up and thousands losing paychecks. What WalMart worker would walk out for that?
Read all the foolish union rules foisted on Hostess! There´s no way even a behemoth like WalMart could long survive such business-destroying insanity. Thank goodness the protests failed.
Unions were once essential to worker rights, which is great as long as the unions were reasonable and allowed the company to continue to exist. Now, they serve to enrich Dem politicians and union bosses, who are all business haters and control-freaks. These people are so insane they eat the hand that would feed them.
#19 - but that´s the whole point. To the Left, Walmart is the Great Satan. It has put countless small local sandalmakers, organic candledippers, macrame craft shops, and purveyors of overpriced two-year old "new clothing" out of business. The idea is to unionize Walmart to make its goods more expensive than those of small town retailers of the retired hippie sort -- or even better, drive Walmart out of business altogether. To the AFL-CIO, Walmart is "the Big Cupcake".
The nastiest, dreariest, most worker-exploitative place I ever worked for in my life was also the only unionized shop I ever worked for. Somebody above has it right, unions are for stupid people. Looks like the only enterprises that are growing here in Obamamerica are firearm and ammo sales and the rent-a-goon biz...
"Walmart employees were threatening to bring holiday shopping to its knees by striking"
Who says, Atlantic??? Who says so?
A profesional public relations firm fed you that story Atlantic Wire. You did not go out with boots on the ground and see for yourself. You spread the BS of a PR firm hired by the Unions to generate that "story".
And for God´s sake, who reads the Atlantic? Old 60s radicals in the toilet with constipation?
Unions do not having the backing of the American people like they once did. Circuses like the one at the Statehouse in Madison Wiscinsin are turning people off. The teachers unions are mainly responsible. Enough is enough. If you have to bus people in to get a photo op you are just making fools of yourselves.
I have a problem with this statement: Walmart employees were threatening to bring holiday shopping to its knees by striking on the busiest shopping day of the year to show their demand for a better working conditions.
It was not employees who started this. It was the national unions who have lost members over the years are attempting to get more members.... they are nearly dead on the vine if they don´t.
Without the benefit of any empirical evidence or research to back it up, I´d be willing to bet that the only Wal-Mart customers supporting the "protest" are the ones you see in those slideshows that show up on the Internet from time to time.
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