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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:01 AM

Attention WalMart Shoppers: Cynical Manipulation In Aisle Two

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2012/11/19-3



With more and more WalMart workers joining protests and threatening to join a nationwide walkout on Black Friday, the company has filed a complaint with the National Relations Board arguing that workers seeking a decent wage and reasonable working conditions have "created an uncomfortable environment and undue stress on Walmart’s customers, including families with children." So if the lousy syntax wasn't bad enough, the company that pays its CEO more in one hour than it pays its retail employees in a year - a wage so low that most of its employees with kids live below the poverty line - is saying they're worried about families with children? R-i-g-h-t. They also threaten to hold those uppity workers "accountable." Accountable?! Now there's an idea. More on why this strike matters. And a reminder: If you're shopping, go local.

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Reply Attention WalMart Shoppers: Cynical Manipulation In Aisle Two (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #3
xchrom Nov 2012 #4
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hootinholler Nov 2012 #5
xchrom Nov 2012 #6
peacebird Nov 2012 #10
hootinholler Nov 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #7
xchrom Nov 2012 #8
peacebird Nov 2012 #9
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #12

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:05 AM

1. kr. i hope this comes off.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:08 AM

2. ...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:11 AM

3. Oh brother..Now they've gone to "Think of the innocent children" crap.

Maybe someone should point out that, by the workers standing up for better wages and treatment, they ARE thinking of the children when the children grow up and enter the workforce.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:11 AM

4. +1

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:45 AM

5. !

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:51 AM

6. +1

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:26 AM

10. Is that on FB yet? If so, please give a link so I can "like" it.....

Thanks!

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Response to peacebird (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:35 AM

11. It's from a couple of years ago

Feel free to put it on FB.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:58 AM

7. K&R Can a union be far behind? Here's hoping so. n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:01 AM

8. it would be an enormous thing if walmart workers could be organized. nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:24 AM

9. K&R!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:55 AM

12. The most stupid invocation of "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!" ever.

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