In the discussion thread: Alleging a New Wave of Retaliation, Walmart Warehouse Workers Will Strike a Day Early (today) [View all]
Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 AM
glowing (12,164 posts)
7. You know what would be best for the workers
is for them to show up like they are ready to work. Let the doors open, and as people rush is like maniacs, the workers walk out, and leave only the low level security officers trying to stop the maniac Walmart shoppers from grabbing what they want and heading for the exit themselves.
There is not one of those fiendish, crazed Black Friday shoppers who wouldn't just grab shit and walk away with it if they had no workers or security stopping them. Could you imagine the severe volume of merchandise that Americans would walk away with from the store if they could? No one is loyal to Walmart. They get the early shoppers and the fanatical morons who wait outside to rush into the store for the 5 TV's that Walmart discounted super heavy to attract them in the first place. The reason for Walmart madness being so badly handled on their Black Friday sales bonanza. The reason for people assaulting one another over an underpriced electronic gizmo that they couldn't afford on "regular inflated price".
And really, no one is loyal to Walmart. It's a cheap store, that treats people like shit, treats companies that sell their merchandise like shit, and actually costs govt lots of money to support the roads leading into Walmart, security, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, along with all the tax exemption demands that they try to impose on cities, counties, etc for building their monster Super stores. All the same while, the Walmart Family rakes in billions of dollars per year. ( and its not as if these Walmart family members are such upstanding citizens, there's that one Hal who can't stop drinking and driving and smashing her way around - them throwing her $ at the legal system to keep herself from seeing jail time). They honestly do not have a following of supportive, loyal customers, they have people who are too poor to shop at other places or its the only place left to shop in their small town America since the big box store shut down the competition (and no competition means being able to keep the prices set at a higher price since there is no where else left to go).
Gosh would I love to see nationwide, as the idiotic media mesmerizes over Black Friday sales and lines for junk. That the Walnart employees let the doors open, and they walk out to leave those crazed shoppers to have at it at the store. There would be no way to pre-fire the workers for the threat of a walk out and replace them with more desperate, out of work people who do need jobs. Even better yet, disable the security cameras, put all the merchandise out on the floor, and let people walk out the sore with what they want. Noe ears or eyes in the sky would really keep corporate from knowing who or what occurred within the store or why all of their merchandise went out the door free for all.
With Walmart, it's time to step outside the box on methods of taking them down or pushing them to allow Labor Unions and a manner in which people who work for them can bargain for humane treatment and living wages.. Get Walmart, and the rest of the box stores would be pushed to follow suit... And part of the bargaining chips should be that at least 50- 75% of the merchandise sold in these stores come with a rag that says "Made in USA"... They make the profit from outsourced merchandise from countries with horrible labor practices on unsafe working conditions, then they ship into warehouses that have disgusting labor practices, truck their shit all over the place, and then do crappy in store shit to their employees and bring the entire community to its knees with their "box store" standards.... They leave a huge carbon imprint, and they have a huge disregard for the degradation of humanity and society, in general.
I would love to see the evil empire of the Walmart brought to its knees by the workers, worldwide would be amazons... That's one company where Unions are very much needed... I support what the workers are able to do. With Walmart, it's going to take some old techniques of organizing and some newer methods (because its super easy to find people to replace the workers), like disabling the security monitoring to allow for shopping freebies for America or rigging the registers to ring up all the merchandise for a penny... Of course, anonymously hacked. It would be SuperGreat!!!
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