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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:55 AM

Walmart Strikes Are Going To Have A 'Catch A Fire' Impact

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Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh. Oo-oo-ooh! Oo-oo-ooh.
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn, now. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire: gonna get burn. (catch a fire) Wo, now!



What those brave striking Walmart workers achieve (or suffer) will send a clear message to other employers around the nation.

Everyone complains, rightly, about the catastrophic consequences of government austerity and 'cliffs', but workers around the nation have been squeezed by a profit-taking business community which fails to adequately invest in their workers; the backbone of their industries and enterprises.

Workers at Walmart, and around the nation are trying to survive working full-time without a living wage, or struggling to find enough hours to survive on. We've driven the majority of Americans to that 'cliff' for years now, while major corporations -- advantaged by tax-reductions that are weighted toward the wealthy -- are turning record profits from the increased 'productivity' of a shrunken workforce into record bonuses and profit-taking at the top. This culture of greed must be challenged from the ground-up with protest actions like the brave Walmart strikes taking place today and in the future.

It's very hard to make a decent living out here for the folks who are lucky to even have a job. We need these protests to succeed and catch a fire around the nation. WE are the engine of our nation's prosperity. SOLIDARITY.


me: member 30 yrs. UFCW



Catch A Fire - Bob Marley

Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh. Oo-oo-ooh! Oo-oo-ooh.
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn, now. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire: gonna get burn. (catch a fire) Wo, now!

Ev'rytime I hear the crack of a whip,
My blood runs cold.
I remember on the slave ship,
How they brutalize the very souls.
Today they say that we are free,
Only to be chained in poverty.
Good God, I think it's illiteracy;
It's only a machine that makes money.
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all. Ooh-ooh-oo-ooh.

Slave driver, uh! The table is turn, baby, now; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn, baby, now. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire: so you can get burn, now. (catch a fire)

Ev'rytime I hear the crack of a whip,
My blood runs cold.
I remember on the slave ship,
How they brutalize the very soul.

O God, have mercy on our souls!
Oh, slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire, so you can get burn. (catch a fire)
Slave driver, the table is turn, y'all; (catch a fire)
Catch a fire ...

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Reply Walmart Strikes Are Going To Have A 'Catch A Fire' Impact (Original post)
bigtree Nov 2012 OP
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #1
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #3
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #5
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #2
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #4
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bigtree Nov 2012 #6
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

1. Seems like we've just traded one type of slavery for another. I worry also about ....

...the constant stress that workers are forced to endure.
Stress shortens life and leads to less healthy individuals causing MORE stress on society.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. Yes. I was on medical leave for over a month for anxiety and high blood pressure...

 

Day after my first day back I was jumped onto by my department manager for not doing a good enough job.

Never went back.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:08 PM

5. I'm sorry you had to put up with that abuse. Most (kind and fair) managers would...

...have said "Glad to see you're feeling better....get your bearings back and you'll be fine in 2 or 3 days"

But Nooooooo.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:07 AM

2. REMEMBER EVERYONE - Call ALL of your local WalMarts today and ask if they are open.

 

If they say "yes", respond "too bad"
If they say "no", respond "good"

We have to support the most abused workforce in the country.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:20 PM

4. K&R. Here's to hope. n/t

 

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:53 AM

6. .

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:14 AM

7. A little music to accompany the lyrics




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