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Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:21 PM

Walmart files restraining order against protesting labor groups

Source: MSNBC

Ned Resnikoff

This week, labor activists from around the country are converging on Bentonville, Ark. in an attempt to disrupt Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting and draw attention to the plight of striking Walmart employees.

But if those protesters decide to enter any Walmarts in Arkansas, they’d better be planning on buying something; thanks to a ruling by the state’s Benton County Circuit Court, members of the labor group OUR Walmart and the labor union UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) are forbidden from doing anything on Walmart property other than shopping.

Striking Walmart employees will still be allowed to picket under the terms of the restraining order approved by Judge John Scott on Monday. But OUR Walmart, UFCW, and “all other persons or entities who act in concert with them” are prohibited from joining the workers. While the order doesn’t get more specific than that, such a broad classification could include national coalition partners such as American Rights At Work (ARAW), local grassroots organizations, laid-off Walmart employees, and employees of Walmart contractors.

“It’s very disconcerting that they’re tacking this tack,” said ARAW research director Erin Johansson. “We’ve covered a lot of companies who have tried to silence their employees when standing up, and I’ve never seen them go after community leaders this way.”
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(Several striking Walmart employee and their supporters hold a rally before they board a bus on May 30, 2013 in Pico Rivera, California. Striking Walmart employees and their supporters boarded a bus to start a 1,500-mile bus journey titled “Ride for Respect,”‘ ending at the company’s annual meeting at its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images))

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Omaha Steve Jun 2013 OP
BlueJazz Jun 2013 #1
msongs Jun 2013 #2
blackspade Jun 2013 #3
CBHagman Jun 2013 #4
sakabatou Jun 2013 #5
earthside Jun 2013 #6
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #7
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:26 PM

1. WalMart: Save Now, Pay more Later

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 09:55 PM

2. the could each buy one pack of gum and pay with $100 bills nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:50 PM

3. Walmart shareholders are complicit with the scum that control the company.

Small and institutional shareholders should divest themselves.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 11:31 PM

4. Restraining orders?!

Yet another example of the bully playing the victim.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 11:36 PM

5. Keep digging that hole, Walmart.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:38 AM

6. Say 'No' to Walmart in Colorado

Neighbors in Arvada, Colorado are engaged right now in an effort to preserve our community from yet another Walmart.

www.StopArvadaWalmart.com

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Response to earthside (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:49 PM

7. Good for you! The CU medical neighborhood in Denver thwarted Walmart's plan to build there.

you can do it too!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:03 PM

8. .

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 07:40 PM

9. Ever heard of freedom of speech, your honor?.......

That sounds like what you're infringing on with this ruling.

It doesn't really matter though. I'm afraid that jail and civil disobedience will be the LEAST of our problems in trying to take back our rights from the bosses. Wait until Wally World hires Blackwater or Xi or whatever the hell it's calling itself now.

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