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DaveJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-27-06 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. Who can organize such a thing?
A part time worker making 8 dollar an hour?

As you insinuated below, since the employees are living paycheck to paycheck, when they can't pay rent, they AND their kids become homeless.

Then, they lose their kids to child protective services on top of that. I guess that's why the younger ones get treated better -- the older ones have less power to react. At any rate, the pull-out idea won't work, and the employees are not to blame for it.

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  -Retail SLAVE LABOR and the So-Called "Robust Economy:" How Companies are Screwing Retail Employees! The Cleaner  Dec-27-06 01:37 PM   #0 
  - So Sad.  patrice   Dec-27-06 01:46 PM   #1 
  - Sad thing is, it's rare to break into management level anymore.  The Cleaner   Dec-27-06 01:50 PM   #3 
     - Yep, that's called career networking, "Me and my friends take care  patrice   Dec-27-06 02:16 PM   #12 
     - Thanks for the link. I figured this was coming, it just makes me sick. nt  raccoon   Dec-29-06 01:10 PM   #45 
     - Right, and ya know what? Ya know what really frosts me?  Morgana LaFey   Dec-27-06 06:19 PM   #36 
     - And It's So Much Worse With Consolidation  Crisco   Dec-30-06 11:23 AM   #53 
  - This is the walmart model  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 01:49 PM   #2 
  - Shop unionized stores if you can  spinbaby   Dec-27-06 01:55 PM   #6 
     - I do both raphs and Henry's are  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 02:26 PM   #16 
     - Agreed  Sherman A1   Dec-27-06 03:11 PM   #22 
     - Union is not necessary  cut.your.crap   Dec-29-06 01:39 PM   #49 
  - When somebody says...  Cassandra   Dec-27-06 01:52 PM   #4 
  - thanks for this. Further proof of just how far employers will  Union Thug   Dec-27-06 01:52 PM   #5 
  - High level employees like lower level employees get to train their Indian  higher class   Dec-27-06 01:56 PM   #7 
  - I've always wondered, WHY do employees acquiesce to this!  The Cleaner   Dec-27-06 02:13 PM   #10 
     - Financial desperation.  CrispyQGirl   Dec-27-06 04:49 PM   #26 
     - I can see that, BUT...  The Cleaner   Dec-28-06 09:11 AM   #39 
     - Oh, I don't know. Rent, maybe? Food? Children's medical needs?  WinkyDink   Dec-27-06 04:59 PM   #28 
     - Also there is that "at will clause "  blues90   Dec-27-06 05:06 PM   #32 
     - Yeah, I like how companies paint "at will employment" to YOUR benefit  The Cleaner   Dec-28-06 09:05 AM   #38 
     - That sucks. I live in an "at will" employment state too.  raccoon   Dec-29-06 01:14 PM   #47 
     - We've Become Dependent on Two-Income Families, That Doesn't Help  Crisco   Dec-30-06 11:26 AM   #55 
  - They also discriminate more that private companies  djohnson   Dec-27-06 02:07 PM   #8 
  - This Is Why People Formed Unions  Yavin4   Dec-27-06 02:08 PM   #9 
  - I hope you're not saying they deserve it  djohnson   Dec-27-06 02:17 PM   #13 
  - The federal government has to strenthen the Warner  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 02:22 PM   #15 
     - Who can organize such a thing?  djohnson   Dec-27-06 02:32 PM   #17 
        - So you want pure Marxist theory  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 02:39 PM   #19 
           - Nice thought  djohnson   Dec-27-06 03:25 PM   #23 
              - Corporations Are No More Powerful Today Than They Were in 1900  Yavin4   Dec-27-06 05:00 PM   #29 
              - read up on the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado in 1914  Perragrande   Jan-01-07 07:32 PM   #56 
              - The government has often been ambivalent towards worker causes.  Selatius   Dec-27-06 05:05 PM   #31 
              - And we are quickly entering the same territory  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 05:09 PM   #33 
              - Ok correct me if I am wrong  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 05:11 PM   #34 
  - I was talking to a friend of mine  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-27-06 02:20 PM   #14 
  - Get an education?!?  MorningGlow   Dec-27-06 02:16 PM   #11 
  - Degrees are starting to become like a height requirement.  HughBeaumont   Dec-27-06 02:37 PM   #18 
  - Fifteen years ago?  djohnson   Dec-27-06 03:11 PM   #21 
  - Hence : CANNON FODDER.  WinkyDink   Dec-27-06 05:02 PM   #30 
  - Right on!  raccoon   Dec-29-06 01:17 PM   #48 
  - Education is nothing these days...  butterfly77   Dec-27-06 02:43 PM   #20 
  - We NEED UNIVERSAL HEALTH ...soon NOBODY  lovuian   Dec-27-06 03:29 PM   #24 
  - We NEED UNIVERSAL HEALTH now roger that  Vincardog   Dec-27-06 04:04 PM   #25 
  - Barbara Ehrenreich.  WinkyDink   Dec-27-06 04:57 PM   #27 
  - sausages  sweetheart   Dec-27-06 05:12 PM   #35 
  - It's not only retail where people are treated this  ikojo   Dec-27-06 06:38 PM   #37 
  - two parties  mdmc   Dec-28-06 09:12 AM   #40 
  - Corporations are screwing everyone from  Skidmore   Dec-28-06 09:14 AM   #41 
  - kick  mdmc   Dec-29-06 12:30 PM   #43 
  - They are bloodsuckers,  CrispyQGirl   Dec-30-06 11:24 AM   #54 
  - not everyone is college material. doesnt mean they are throw away  seabeyond   Dec-28-06 09:18 AM   #42 
  - A lot of college graduates now have jobs that don't require college degrees  Nikia   Dec-29-06 01:05 PM   #44 
  - well it already is in many, many cases  pitohui   Dec-29-06 01:12 PM   #46 
  - sad  mdmc   Dec-30-06 11:03 AM   #50 
  - one of the women i work with at wal-mart got her hours cut from 40 to 8  Magic Rat   Dec-30-06 11:07 AM   #51 
  - this is an "ownership society"  leftofthedial   Dec-30-06 11:17 AM   #52 
  - When I worked for Target Corp, those of us whom worked at the corporate offices were told....  Minnesota_Lib   Jan-01-07 08:15 PM   #57 
  - I love how some people attack wal-mart yet ignore these farms and factories who  951-Riverside   Jan-01-07 08:18 PM   #58 
  - I've worked retail and it's tough  Perragrande   Jan-01-07 08:30 PM   #59 
     - Many folks like you out there  mdmc   Jan-06-07 10:43 AM   #60 

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