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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:16 PM

Wal-Mart Sends Fake ‘Reporter’ From Elite Lobbying Firm To Spy On Warehouse Workers


http://www.republicreport.org/2012/walmart-sends-fake-reporter-spy-warehouse-workers/

By Zaid Jilani posted Jun 14th 2012 at 10:45AM

Stephanie Harnett, Wal-Mart's "reporter" spy

Wal-Mart is America’s biggest corporation. It’s also one of the country’s worst union busters, so it’s hardly a surprise that it engages in under-handed tactics to get its way with its workers and with America’s politicians.

But a story out of Southern California is particularly shocking.


Stephanie Harnett, Wal-Mart's "reporter" spy

Warehouse Workers United (WWU), a new organization for warehouse workers in the area, caught Wal-Mart actually sending a fake “reporter” to spy on a group of workers trying to organize warehouses.

At first, the spy identified herself as “Zoe Mitchell,” a USC student “interested in terrible and illegal conditions inside warehouses that move goods for Walmart.” She told warehouse workers that she was a reporter looking into their plight.

FULL story at link.

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Reply Wal-Mart Sends Fake ‘Reporter’ From Elite Lobbying Firm To Spy On Warehouse Workers (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 2012 OP
HarveyDarkey Jun 2012 #1
HiPointDem Jun 2012 #2
Woody Woodpecker Jun 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Jun 2012 #4
IADEMO2004 Jun 2012 #5
Historic NY Jun 2012 #6
sarcasmo Jun 2012 #7
Lugnut Jun 2012 #8
Flint Stone Jun 2012 #9
PatrynXX Jun 2012 #12
lookingfortruth Jun 2012 #10
PatrynXX Jun 2012 #11
cwydro Jun 2012 #13
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #14
snooper2 Jun 2012 #15

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:31 PM

1. To the Greatest Page with you

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:38 PM

2. i'll kick that. capital routinely spies on labor, conducts provovation & entrapment, in order to

 

deny basic rights.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:42 PM

3. Walmart and Mercury covers their asses by firing Harnett

 

and trying to wash the hands of their own mess. I suggest that we give Ms. Harnett a sagely advice of how her young career should go from there - as in quitting kissing up corporations and help the unemployed and the underemployed get what they need - a living wage.

Force Walmart to be the "leader" of it - bet they would be surprised if they do that. Costco is a perfect example - Costco, from what I hear, do pay a living wage of about $13/hour in some areas, higher in others, and give their employees benefits, time off, paid maternity leave, and all the comforts. I have never seen many Costco employees so friendly and happy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:54 PM

4. All kinds of fake reporters on tv, radio, in the newspapers

Wally World is just following the trend

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:58 PM

5. Spy on employee, no problem. Spy on feed lot, SENATOR TO THE RESCUE


http://www.omaha.com/article/20120607/NEWS01/706089989

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The EPA has told The World-Herald that the practice is a legal and cost-effective method for policing clean water regulations that could be violated by animal waste runoff into waterways.

Still, Johanns said Thursday that the agency must provide a more detailed accounting of the flyovers to address concerns about the privacy of producers and the transparency of the agency.

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1% shall suffer no indignity

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:18 PM

6. They should have sent her to the rat infested WalMart in Monticello NY....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:21 PM

7. Why does this type of move remind me of China.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:44 AM

8. I hate Walmart.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:54 AM

9. Good Walmart Religious Folk

Hey, you can't buy a CD with the word fuck on it, but they'll fuck their employees by spending money on lobbyist and politicians so they don't have to pay them a living wage. Gee, wouldn't it be more Christian to just use that money to pay the people who work for them enough to at least make ends meet??? They're spying on the opposition today, next it'll be any charismatic union organizer who looks like they might be successful will end up vanishing.

I understand that times are hard, but anyone who works for a company run like Walmart is a traitor to everyone fighting for decent, living wages in this country. WITHOUT LABOR THEY CANNOT MAKE MONEY - Wake up people!!!

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Response to Flint Stone (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:15 AM

12. Rape Me?

which one was it they tweaked the title with Rape Me (nirvana) found that absurd. went to shopko in the , well about 97 or so and Phantasagoria was on the bottom shelf. basically today it would have been rated A. because it contains full frontal nudity. (that and her guts are ripped out while she's in bed. back when games bothered to piss off everyone nowadays most games have no fun.. all $50 game with DRM so bad it's impossible to play the game (which is why I switched to gog*com only place I'll bother buying game now. DRM free.... which includes both Postal 1 and 2 I went for Blood Rayne though... Walmart at least tries to look like they give a shit. Target doesn't , won't ever period... they'll "Rape ME" to everyone...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:55 AM

10. These people are just sick! Wal-Mart needs to be closed.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:08 AM

11. wonder how she feels really

knew a coworker who quit for awhile to work for a collections agency. thought she's way to nice to be in such a place. I was right , she didn't last a month before quiting that one. Problem is, it's not what on the outside that counts. ie I knew she was too nice to work there because I worked with her. yeah didn't totally get along but we got along well enough... So I see the above picture and it reminds me of her. Just thinking if people who really knew her thought she would do something like this. Or if Walmart did it intentionally to ruin her life..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:41 AM

13. A little yuppie hopeful....

Perhaps yuppie is an outdated term, but that's what she looks like to me.

She should head to Wall Street; she'll go far.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 09:29 AM

14. I'm not excusing what she did, but the bottom line is

She was just a pawn following orders like a good soldier, while those who sent her on this 'mission' get to cut ties and deny the whole thing to get off the hook...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:13 AM

15. Will this stupid huge sunglasses fad EVER die

 

I swear

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