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So, How Did Those
Wal-Mart Protests Go?

Atlantic, by Connor Simpson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/24/2012 5:43:13 AM

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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 11/24/2012 6:14:44 AM     (No. 9031406)

Ha, ha, ha,!
Go shove it up your
Well, ...you know where, Union Morons.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/24/2012 6:40:51 AM     (No. 9031423)

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.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/24/2012 7:19:55 AM     (No. 9031451)

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?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/24/2012 7:51:55 AM     (No. 9031481)

Private sector unions make up 7% of the workforce, they are truly on the way out. Can´t happen soon enough. UNIONS ARE FOR STUPID PEOPLE just look at the article photos.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/24/2012 8:03:38 AM     (No. 9031499)

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.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ray_Stoddard, 11/24/2012 8:04:26 AM     (No. 9031501)

From the pictures, it looks to me that the same bunch of Hooligans were trucked in and given this weeks matching sloganed T-shirts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/24/2012 8:12:34 AM     (No. 9031511)

Probably the same people that were bused from state to state to vote for Obama.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: strike3, 11/24/2012 8:26:47 AM     (No. 9031538)

Private sector unions exist for one reason, so Neanderthals like Trumka can dress in expensive suits and make profanity-laced speeches. Maybe one day union workers will figure that out. Probably not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LZK, 11/24/2012 8:28:21 AM     (No. 9031542)

This attempt at a power play for the unions went sour.....

The Wal-Mart in my neighborhood was jammmmmmed....

No protesters here....at Chicago´s North Side....

LZK

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hotrod, 11/24/2012 8:37:11 AM     (No. 9031562)

No protesters at our Wal Mart. Just happy customers.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: owl, 11/24/2012 8:41:01 AM     (No. 9031574)

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 .

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/24/2012 8:57:53 AM     (No. 9031596)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jackburton, 11/24/2012 9:08:30 AM     (No. 9031613)

WalMart is on my list for this weekend.

I hear they have the best prices on ammunition.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dodge boy, 11/24/2012 9:14:42 AM     (No. 9031629)

What protest. Nothing of consequence in SW Denver anyway. Disappear, unions. You got your Obie for another term. Just go away.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/24/2012 9:46:10 AM     (No. 9031690)

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?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: right-turn, 11/24/2012 9:59:10 AM     (No. 9031709)

I notice WalMart said ´associates´ ... There is a difference between associates and bused in goon types.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 11/24/2012 10:23:04 AM     (No. 9031743)

as i sit in front of my new $688 60" LED flat screen tv and watch the news about the ONE walmart employee protesting in front of the St Cloud store....I smile.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: angelesgift, 11/24/2012 10:44:32 AM     (No. 9031771)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: norcalvet, 11/24/2012 10:56:41 AM     (No. 9031785)

"I went to a Wal-Mart protest and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!"

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/24/2012 10:59:27 AM     (No. 9031790)

#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".

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/24/2012 11:04:18 AM     (No. 9031800)

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...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/24/2012 11:09:08 AM     (No. 9031810)

"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?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: veritas, 11/24/2012 11:45:22 AM     (No. 9031871)

Ah, but find the larger point, friends! Find the larger point!

The Left demands "´freedom´ of ´choice´" should a woman be "punished" with an "inconvenient" pregnancy [read: baby].

But -- freedom of choice on unionization? Never, never, never! Card check! Closed shops!

Freedom of choice on where to shop? WalMart-box or Mom-n-Pop? Never, never, never!

[Did you know that 90% of private-sector union members today never voted to join the union? They´re members because they hired into a company with an existing union/closed shop deal.]

#18: The cheerlead-- I mean, the football games should look great on that set. Congrats.

#20: Nice one.

#23: Good observation. "Journalists" gave up impartiality long ago, so there´s no point getting tired by doing actual reporter´s work.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Thurston_Howell_III, 11/24/2012 11:48:19 AM     (No. 9031874)

We laugh now, but the Left is relentless. We need to push back hard, every time, and educate those who just can´t seem to comprehend what´s at stake.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: realrep, 11/24/2012 12:32:44 PM     (No. 9031946)

I work retail. I was scheduled for 8 hours but worked 11 hours. Most of the management is nice so it´s fun to work there.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/24/2012 12:45:26 PM     (No. 9031964)

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.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: shurnuff, 11/24/2012 12:46:02 PM     (No. 9031965)

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.

Go WalMart!!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Tom kilbride, 11/24/2012 12:51:16 PM     (No. 9031975)

The fiction is that unions defend their members from the abuses of their employers. The truth is that unions actually oppose those who would work for less, other laborers.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Griz70, 11/24/2012 12:54:50 PM     (No. 9031984)

After I rake some leaves, I will go shop at Walmart.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/24/2012 12:57:53 PM     (No. 9031986)

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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Reply 31 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/24/2012 2:11:50 PM     (No. 9032075)

Hey #9, I was born and raised on the North Side near Halsted and Diversey and later grew up on Addison near Western...know where that is?

The Wal-Mart "protestors" are the Obama union loving, fraudulent-voting scum that this country needs to deport to CHINA! That´ll teach ´em!.. Lol...



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Reply 32 - Posted by: rocco49, 11/24/2012 7:09:49 PM     (No. 9032395)

I´m headed to Wal-Mart today for some more ammo....wanna protest THAT? Idiots!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/24/2012 9:38:17 PM     (No. 9032506)

Unions had a pretty easy time destroying Hostess. Walmart is going to be tougher, but the unions are trying to destroy it anyway.

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