WalMart employees are planning to stage their largest walkout ever on Black Friday, the biggest holiday shopping day at the world´s largest retail store.[Snip] Expecting 1,000 protests both at stores and online is watchdog group Corporate Action Network and Union-supported groups OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart. Employees in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and D.C. have signed up in the walkout according to Making Change’s director Dan Schlademan. Work stoppages are also planned in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana and Minnesota. Mr Schaldeman said no specific store locations are being released for fear of worker retaliation
They should have done this a long time ago. Crap family the Waltons. that store is like the night of the living dead - that´s why it had to close in Germany where employees are used to being treated like adults.
You mean we´re going to have to walk through a crowd of ignorant and thoughtless employees at the entrance to the store who are standing there, blocking your way, smoking their foul smelling cigarettes and talking trash about white people in what sounds like English but isn´t really English, only to get inside the store and find the aisles littered with pallets and no one around who can help or will help?
I can understand why someone doesn´t want to get up from the dinner table and go to work but people need to realize the world we live in today and if you´re in retail,you can´t afford to let the competition out hustle you.
Personally,I think it´s moronic to storm these stores when you have another whole month to shop but this is a fad that isn´t going away anytime soon. What kills me is a lot of these people are looking to buy stuff for themselves,not other people.This self gifting crap is as loony as the stampedes.
The beauty of Union minded ignorance is......Walmart WILL fire them all. Remember when the meat cutters/butchers were demanding changes? Walmart fired them all and started selling prepackaged meat. Union slugs do not care about the workers they only care about higher union dues and more revenue.
I don´t like these stores opening on Thanksgiving Day, but it´s their business and if people refused to shop on that day, maybe they would roll back to the Black Friday thing. I´m no fan of Black Friday either.
Yes They gave to Obama but they gave more to Romney. They are considered a conservative company. Just playing both sides of the street which could be a good business interest. I´ve seen several of the big businesses doing the same thing. So please can the rumor mongering. OK?
Hope you don´t drink coffee at Starbucks. That would give you a tag you wouldn´t want.
To the story, most people have no clue about businesses. They think just because a business shows X dollars as profit that they are rich. If anyone believes that they are really stupid. Profits is what goes back into the business to help keep it going and make improvements. Hey if you build a business from one store to a mega enterprise why should you make a large salary? Stop complaining. You only complain because you haven´t got the courage to build your own mega enterprise. Hey if Dave Thomas and Al Copeland, both high school dropouts, or a country bunpkin could build a business (Wendy´s and Popeye´s Chicken, Ky Fried Chicken) and yu can´t do it then shut up and go to work. Just remember, with 23 million people out of work you CAN be replaced.
One more thing. If your Wal-Mart is crappy looking then why don´t you report the Manager to Corporate? It´s the Manager´s responsibility to have a clean efficient store. If you don´t complain to the proper people instead of just running your mouth then hush up and lump it. We have a superstore in this small town. The cleaners are in there every night cleaning up and the stock folks are stocking shelves. Obviously we have good Managers here.
I don´t do there [poor service, and now donations to Great One]..... but unfortunately Target [my favorite] is pro Gay Marriage in ads ...... so I´m going to try out K-Mart this week ......... even though poor selection and few staff ...... but I´ll treat myself at Chic-Fil-A at the gallery.
Ozero´s "base" (Democratic Socialists of America/Socialist International) has been attacking Walmart for decades. They do not like anything that makes people satisfied/happy (as Walmart´s fair prices do) since Marxist "community organizing"/spreading dissatisfaction is their game... in the push to UN world government/enslavement of the free world by greedy, corrupt, anti-democracy subhumans. Fire the "liberal" protesters and hire conservatives.
Another example of our modern "entitled" class in the work place. My daughter´s small company just hired a recent college grad. She is appalled that she´s being asked to pitch in and help pull product -- she´d rather "do something productive which will grow the company." Evidentially, quickly filling orders for an on-line company is not growing the company. AND she asked about ObamaCare for her 5-month old baby and her unemployed husband. PHOOEY! Fire every one of ´em.
If you ever get hurt in a Walmart---say an item falls off a shelf and hits you, then you will find out what a crummy company they are. Me? I avoid then on Black Friday because I don´t want to get trampled to death. Wallyworld used to be a good company when Sam ran it. But now, they force manufacturers to move to China or Mexico. Let them go out of business as far as I am concerned.
I know of a marine sgt that had a lawn mower fall on him in Florida. After using tricks and lies to delay a trial, after slandering him and accusing him of doing it on purpose, it came to court. He was a retired master sgt and showed up in his dress blues the day of the trial. Wallyworld settled out of court
This should be interesting. After reading, prior to the election, that the owners of walmart were ONLY supporting obama and dem politicians who, walmart owners claimed, were more in tune with their thoughts and ideals, I understood why there was a different feel to shopping in walmart. Bloggers across the country that had shopped in the stores for years, were starting to describe unpleasant experiences, hostile workers, etc. Now we will see liberals fighting their workers and see what happens.
While we shop Wal-Marts mainly in the SW Missouri 4-state area, I getting sick of the bashing. I really wonder how many of you who make these claims actually shop at Wal-Mart. And if the condition of your stores is sooo bad, complain there not here. Maybe you´re getting the attitude from employees you project. Go ahead bash me, but sometimes I´m really disappointed in L-dotters, especially when I see similar responses anytime the Catholic Church is mentioned.
#23. Your disbelief doesn´t negate that it happened. And in the same area, a woman had a case of Christmas lights fall on her. Wallyworld lied and said it was a single box, edited bar code records, moved managers so they wouldn´t testify, etc.
Dem is the facts. Wallyworld is now a scummy company.
Pay 30% less? Pay for less. Quality. Price tires and be sure to look at mileage ratings when you do
#30, I once worked at Walmart too and heartily concur! As for the several Walmarts in metro Charleston (SC), I find them clean and well-lighted, with friendly and helpful staff. Their shelves are well-stocked and the stores are neat and tidy (except sometimes in the toy department where parents have permitted children to leave toys on the floor).
If your Walmart isn´t like ours, absolutely report the management staff. You can either call 1-800-WALMART (925-6278) or e-mail a complaint to:
And let me underscore what others have said about contributions to Democrats. Seems the the grandson of Sam Walton donated $300,000 to Obama. "The Sept. 10 gift stands in contrast to several other 2012 donations from Walton clan members, who have spent big in favor of conservative and Republican causes for years. An uncle and two aunts, for example, gave five- and six-figure donations to super PACs backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney and one of his GOP challengers, Jon Hunstman Jr." Also mentioned, an aunt who donated over $2m to Bush. See:
Wal mart is a crummy place to work. My daughter had the highest customer happiness rating in the store (being 6 ft 2 and a blonde bombshell didn´t hurt) but as she approached the years as an employee where they would have to extend benefits they kept cutting back her hours to the point where she had to quit and get another job. A few years later that manager was fired and she was offered her job back, but the damage was done.
Following President Obama´s accusation that Republicans´ investigations into the 2012 Benghazi terror attack constitute a ´phony scandal,´ a GOP congressman has alleged that the administration is hiding witnesses to the deadly military-style assault by relocating them and changing their names. Additional published reports surfacing Thursday allege that the CIA had ´dozens´ of agents on the ground in Benghazi on the night of the attack, including as many as seven wounded, and that they were engaged in an arms smuggling operation.The witness-protection approach to secrecy, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Thursday night on the Fox News Channel, includes ´changing names
The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in those states and supplied by a Mexican farm. The outbreak of cyclospora infections has sickened more than 400 people in 16 states in all. The agency says it is working to determine whether the salad mix is the source of illnesses in the other 14 states. ´It is not yet clear whether the cases reported from other states are all part of the same outbreak,´ the agency said in a statement.
S.C. Department of Insurance released the first specifics on Friday about how the federal Affordable Care Act will impact health insurance prices here. [Snip] “Overall, we expect to see average rates increase by 50 to 70 percent in the individual market and 10 to 20 percent in the small group market.” The agency did not estimate how the law will impact premiums for large group plans, which currently cover most residents. Farmer said in the interview that it’s virtually impossible to estimate how much someone’s insurance premiums will increase until Oct. 1, when the new federal health insurance exchange
Dusten Brown suffered a significant blow to his chances of keeping his daughter Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to halt 3-year-old Veronica’s adoption. The front lines in the Oklahoma man’s legal battle now shift to his home state, where supporters think he stands a better opportunity to foil the adoption by Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island. [Snip] That move came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act didn’t apply to Brown because he hadn’t been in the child’s life. He used the ICWA in
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UKIP leader Nigel Farage today attacked a culture of political correctness he believes is “terrifying” people from causing offence. He said ordinary people are losing their jobs over fears of doing something accidentally wrong in the workplace. He was commenting after school dinner lady Alison Waldcock, 51, was sacked for serving seven-year-old Muslim pupil Khadija Dar roast gammon. She forgot his dietary needs when she asked him if he wanted the food and when the youngster said yes. The headteacher of Queen Edith Primary School in Cambridge swept the plate away from the pupil just as she was about to
Driving west from Lashkar Gah in Helmand province--a town so supercharged with new money it is sometimes known as Lash Vegas--you quickly come to an impressive array of new projects: a riverside park, a prison, an agricultural training college, all built with British money.[Snip] Seven years ago few in Britain could place Helmand on a map, but it quickly became a byword for the horrors of unrelenting combat in the dust and heat of a foreign land. At the peak of the British deployment nearly 10,000 troops were based in Afghanistan, most here in Helmand. Close to 450 British
So I´d just got back from doing a shop at Aldi (*) last night when I noticed that in my absence I´d been mentioned in 120 new tweets. "Ulp!" I thought. "What have I gone and done now?" In Twitterland, you see, being mentioned in lots of tweets is usually a sign you´ve been naughty (* Aldi´s aged sirloin Aberdeen Angus steak is unsurpassed) [Snip] So, as you do, I had a glance at the self-descriptions of my self-appointed Twitter jury and here are some examples of what I found: "Labour party activist"; "Middle-aged old style socialist"; "leftie"; "Guardian-reading
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National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander jousted with a few hecklers as he defended the U.S. spy agency´s surveillance programs at the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday, but largely kept the crowd of cybersecurity experts and hackers on his side. ´Read the Constitution!´ one heckler shouted at the 61-year-old four-star general as he responded to polite but tough questions selected in advance by conference organizers. ´I have. So should you,´ Alexander shot back, triggering sustained applause. The four-star general, who wore uniform shirt sleeves, was the opening keynote speaker at the annual convention in Las Vegas
With only thin justifications, NSA agents have been spying on Americans online without a warrant- reading emails, chats and browsing histories. Today, The Guardian broke down the process by which NSA analysts tap internet activity by publishing a training guide used to introduce new analysts to X-Keyscore. Described as the ´widest-ranging´ database, X-Keyscore allows analysts to wiretap basically anyone. Snowden was referring to the system when he said in June: ‘I, sitting at my desk can wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email.’
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CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
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About 400 area retail and fast-food workers, together with colleagues nationally, participated in a strike Thursday to demand raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. “If not $15, then something. I mean give us something. I work 36 hours a week and barely make enough to pay my rent, gas bill, light bill. It gets to the point where I barely have enough for lunch sometimes,” said Angel Richardson, 21, who works at McDonald’s. “I’m five months pregnant, what am I going to do in four months? I hope something changes.” The minimum wage is $7.25 nationally and $8.25
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