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Soros’ MoveOn.org trying to
rally Wal-Mart workers for
Black Friday strike

Daily Caller, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/20/2012 10:33:32 AM

Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce. MoveOn.org has sent emails to subscribers nationwide, urging them to descend on Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees. “Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out.

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That sure is shocking news. s/o I´m so sick of these anti-American pigs who own 0bama and the Democrats.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Voxpop, 11/20/2012 10:48:55 AM     (No. 9025462)

The left will never be satisfied. Conservatives better learn how to fight back with vigor. They´ve had a 50 year head start. How much do we want to give them?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/20/2012 10:51:49 AM     (No. 9025473)

Where there´s stink, there´s crap...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/20/2012 10:58:15 AM     (No. 9025492)

This is all about trying to organize and unionize Walmart employees.

Funny thing about Obamacare is it takes away one of the big points for union organizing - better health care.

Republians need to state they are not against unions or union workers.

What shouldn´t be happening is automatic payroll deduction of the union dues that is then deposited into the union´s account.

The union should have to collect those dues from their members, and have the related over-head to handle.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 11/20/2012 10:58:26 AM     (No. 9025493)

Ok, I´m kind of indifferent to it. They are a rotten employer.
Still, from the article, "Instead of listening to and learning from its workers..."
Just exactly what are people who earn millions supposed to learn from winos and purple haired girls with pins in their noses? If they knew how to run a business, they would not be working for minimum wage.
By all means treat them decently and pay them commensurate with what they produce. At the same time, don´t assume they have some great wisdom that will manifest itself if only they are paid more.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 11/20/2012 10:59:12 AM     (No. 9025494)

I guess the millions that Wal-Mart gave Obama and the democrats isn´t eough for Soros and the left. Maybe you reep what you sew.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan, 11/20/2012 11:12:21 AM     (No. 9025528)

You get what you pay for. If you are paying minimum wage you get employees who have decided to settle for the minimum they can legally be paid. Not saying it´s a bad thing. Just saying - you get what you pay for.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/20/2012 11:24:29 AM     (No. 9025558)

Wal-Mart won´t do a thing but fire all of them...it doesn´t take loads of intelligence to put stuff on shelves (labled) and slide the merchandise across a scanner then do the credit card thing...in which the customer does all the work. So what skill is required here and why would Wal-Mart care?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/20/2012 11:43:25 AM     (No. 9025604)

#6, I no longer buy that after knowing how equally pathetic and stupid employees we have with high-paying federal government jobs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/20/2012 11:46:35 AM     (No. 9025612)

If they have a strike, WalMart should shut their doors and put up a huge sign with the name of the union boss, the union´s telephone number and address. Make sure Soros´s name is included.

I would not feel safe to walk a picket line in front of Wal Mart on the Black Friday they shut because of my greed.

People need to see what the unions are. The recent Hostess bankruptcy was a bit of a wake-up call, but the pro-union, anti-management propaganda was thick. Companies fighting for their lives need to inform people as it´s happening. Fewer will be put out of work when the unions are not so powerful.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/20/2012 11:47:02 AM     (No. 9025614)

Here´s a turn for you.

You want to blame someone for the way Wal-Mart treats people? Blame the American public.

That´s right. As a guy who started out in retail, it´s the American buyer that created Wal-Mart, or what it is today.

I started out my career in computer retail, in 1980, when computers were just moving from hobbyist devices to items everyone wanted. I worked in a premium service store. We charged a little more, but would give in-depth demonstrations, free classes, really sit with customers to figure out what they wanted. It worked, for a while. Then we noticed people would take the knowledge they learned from us, and go down the street and buy, sometimes only for $30 difference in price. People decided that price was king, nothing else mattered. Besides, with the money they saved they could buy a box of floppies! So the high touch places went out of business.

YOU, the American public, decided you wanted shockingly cheap merchandise, and lots of it, instead of quality stuff and good service. To do that, it´s a game of buying the cheapest stuff and running the enterprise as cheaply as possible. I have dealt with Corporate, by the way, and it´s just about as basic as you can possibly imagine even for the management.

You reap what you sow, so stop complaining about big bad Wal-Mart.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 11/20/2012 11:52:06 AM     (No. 9025626)

It remains to be seen whether those workers realize that MoveOn wants one of two things: to see Wal-mart go out of business or to see it go union before going out of business. Think General Motors without any chance of government takeover. Think Hostess.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Passion, 11/20/2012 11:53:04 AM     (No. 9025630)

#10 you are partically correct. It´s not the "American public" however, it´s simply human nature. Human beings will act in their best interests. If you make a decent living, but are not rich, it is in your best interests to pay as little for blue jeans and groceries and tennis shoes and toothe paste as possible. It just is.

The way the market is pure, is that human nature tells us about both the supply and demand side of reality. Wal Mart is a purely volunatry situation, from shopper, to supplier, to vendor, to employee. Nothing wrong with that. It just is what it is: human nature.

Wal Mart did not invent human nature. They simply recognized it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/20/2012 12:19:49 PM     (No. 9025693)

If the Evil George Soros is pushing for the strikes against WalMart, you can bet he´s laid down Large Money on one of WalMart´s national or international competitors.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: iceman, 11/20/2012 12:30:59 PM     (No. 9025725)

Thousands of bargain-hunters lined up at six AM would mitigate the effect of a few union thugs with signs.

What idiot came up with this strategy? TV cameras will be pressed to find the pickett line during the AM madness.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/20/2012 12:49:32 PM     (No. 9025781)

Expect Wal-Mart to set up do-it-yourself check-out aisles. Byebye jobs for dozens of cashiers per store. They are one of the few stores in this area that has not taken this action to date. from my experience, 3/4 of the cashiers could be eliminated, since one employee can monitor 4 self-service check out lanes.The more the Union presses Wal-Mart, the more action they will take to reduce their dependence on humans. They will declare that most of the remaining employees are management and thus cannot be Unionized. There are hundreds of thousands of folks that need these jobs, and they do not pay minimum wage, as stated in another comment.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/20/2012 12:54:03 PM     (No. 9025801)

I buy at Wal-Mart all the time. I buy mostly food and household items. The store has many regular employees who have been there a long time. I have had conversations with these employees and they are not stupid people. If they were not happy or satisfied with the way they were treated, I am sure they would have left a long time ago. Anyone who does not like what they are paid or the boss, can seek employment elsewhere. If there are no other jobs available then they are lucky to have a job.

I don´t shop exclusively at Wal-Mart but it is a good place to shop if you are on a limited budget.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: chief568, 11/20/2012 1:03:38 PM     (No. 9025835)

I will be EXTREMELY happy if they do this...and then WalMart FIRES the LOT of them and hires replacements!

I GUARANTEE you WalMart would have NO TROUBLE finding people who would like to work there.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/20/2012 1:07:50 PM     (No. 9025849)

Wal-Mart employees are often unskilled, less educated, people. They work there for minimum wage, because that is all that is often available for someone meeting that description in an economy like this.

There are a lot of unskilled, less educated people who would kill to have a Wal-Mart job right now.

Walk out Wal-Mart employee, and give one of them the chance!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tennman, 11/20/2012 1:14:02 PM     (No. 9025860)

I´m guessing Soros is shorting Walmart stock as he speaks. He does nothing that doesn´t have a financial benefit to him.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 11/20/2012 1:28:37 PM     (No. 9025885)

Does any one here know for a fact that Wal-Mart only pays minimum wage? It is possible that newbies start there but within three months or so they get a raise. I´m not saying that Wal-Mart is overly generous, but as has been stated above, WM pays for the needed skills what it thinks they are worth, like everyone else, except maybe gov.
Please stop the knee-jerk WM bashing. WM sells a whole lot of name brand merchandise. Pay more somewhere else if you´ve got money to burn. It´s your choice. This is getting so old.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: retiree, 11/20/2012 2:16:19 PM     (No. 9025966)

I know that Walmart pays more than minimum wages here. They may start out at min., and work up but they do make more and have limited insurance.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/20/2012 3:17:57 PM     (No. 9026085)

These are union & OWS thugs, posing as WalMart employees. WalMart´s position that they are trespassing should allow them to be forcibly removed from private property.

WalMart workers want their jobs...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chief1942, 11/20/2012 5:40:26 PM     (No. 9026323)

Nothing my wife would like more than to tell a Union pickiter what to do with that sign they are carrying as she goes to Walmart´s Black Friday sale. Only a crazy person gets between women and those bargains. Just sayin´.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bob913, 11/20/2012 6:26:45 PM     (No. 9026409)

Maybe these workers want to get paid?
If you do not showup you lose your job.
Wal-Mart should never have conceded anything to the socialists. Once they did they are never ending demands from them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saguni, 11/20/2012 7:58:15 PM     (No. 9026591)

I saw a local news spot on this issue. They said the "average" wage at WM is $11 per hour, slightly more than half of the workforce is given a promotion each year,and roughly 75% of "management" started out as hourly wage paid employee.

From personal (family) experience, locally the starting wage is $8, not "minimum" wage, the first raise is after 90 days, and they have very good stock options through payroll deductions and a program to encourage higher education.

One can easily start as a "stock boy" get help with business classes through college graduation and be promoted to management, if one has the desire.

The local stores also hire "special" people for jobs within their ability, such as greeters, janitors and cart chasers.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/20/2012 9:13:25 PM     (No. 9026695)

The union mentality is that low wage, low-skill jobs like working in a retail store or on an assembly line, are somehow "careers". But they aren´t supposed to be. They are supposed to be a place to start and work your way up as you gain experience and more skills. Unions want to see these people as permanent peons always working for the lower wages but allowing the union to milk and bilk out all that it can from the employer. If people would look at the jobs for what they really are (a stepping stone to the next higher level job) then the unions could never get their hold on them and destroy the companies with their extortion.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/20/2012 9:16:39 PM     (No. 9026696)

With any luck, we´re headed for some good old-fashioned American labor violence. Give us a chance to thin that herd a bit. It´s long overdue.

After the holidays, though.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/21/2012 1:50:23 AM     (No. 9026915)

Sorry, buy only new hires will strike. Those employees not only need their jobs, but afraid of losing their retirement and stock. They are so scared of losing their jobs that most of them did not claim their part of the class action suit.

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First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Glen Campbell has been
moved into a facility

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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 4/17/2014 6:58:48 PM     Post Reply
Glen Campbell has been suffering from Alzheimer´s for over three years, but the Grammy-winning singer, 78, has recently moved into a facility, PEOPLE has confirmed. "He was moved to an Alzhemier´s facility last week," says a family friend. "I´m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We´ll know more next week." The "Rhinestone Cowboy" crooner first opened up about having Alzheimer´s to PEOPLE in an exclusive 2011 interview. Campbell and his fourth wife, Kim Woolen, decided to go public with the news because Campbell hoped to embark on a final farewell live tour. The couple wanted his

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton

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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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