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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 04:51 AM

Walmart suppliers confronted by union as stores hit by employee walkouts

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/21/walmart-trade-union-walkouts-black-friday


Walmart employees and supporters rally in support of striking workers in front of a store in Pico Rivera, California, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bret Hartman/Reuters

An international trade union has asked ship operators handling goods in Walmart's global supply chain to raise concerns with the company about how it treats its US workforce.

Walmart has been affected by a series of walkouts and protests by several union-supported groups seeking to highlight what they say are low pay, poor benefits and retaliatory measures against those employees who speak out.

A series of high-profile protests are now planned to highlight "Black Friday" this week, which is the busiest single shopping day in the US calendar.

Organisers behind the OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart groups say up to 1,000 actions are planned and several walkouts have already happened.

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Reply Walmart suppliers confronted by union as stores hit by employee walkouts (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
marmar Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
marmar Nov 2012 #3
Snarkoleptic Nov 2012 #4
PETRUS Nov 2012 #5
99Forever Nov 2012 #6
socialist_n_TN Nov 2012 #7
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #8
bobthedrummer Nov 2012 #9
snappyturtle Nov 2012 #10
aletier_v Nov 2012 #11
socialist_n_TN Nov 2012 #15
Change has come Nov 2012 #12
KewlKat Nov 2012 #13
TBF Nov 2012 #14
catrose Nov 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #17
AllyCat Nov 2012 #18
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #19

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:36 AM

1. 28 recs and no kicks? Let's do something about that.

k/r ....... Viva los trabajadores !!!!


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Response to marmar (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:37 AM

2. bon jour and happy thanksgiving to you and yours! nt

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Response to xchrom (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:39 AM

3. Same to you xchrom !!!!



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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:41 AM

4. kickski

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:43 AM

5. K&R

Happy Thanksgiving, xchrom!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:45 AM

6. K&R

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:58 AM

7. I'll give it a deserved kick......

With an observation. This is something that will be needed, cross departmental solidarity. Along with eventual cross industrial sector solidarity. To hell with Taft-Hartley. We're all in this together for survival now.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:03 AM

8. K&R

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:09 AM

9. Former UFCW, IAM, AFL-CIO and member of Local 232 kicking...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:40 PM

10. Thanks for posting this. Kickerooo! nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

11. Great. Mobs of anxious zombie shoppers + no staff = More Incidents, deaths and riots.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:24 PM

15. Your solution?

nm

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:53 PM

12. K & R

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:04 PM

13. K&R nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:54 PM

14. Solidarity -

I won't cross a picket line

K & R

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:17 PM

16. former Local No. 94 eom

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:19 PM

17. Gear is ready to go

Me, hitting the rack soon. Will cover a local planned action in the morning.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:35 AM

18. And this is only in a British paper?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:47 AM

19. kr

 

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