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Forum Post: WallyWorld Retaliates.

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 2, 2013, 12:51 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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With "right to work" laws in place, did anyone really think WallyWorld wouldn't implement what they allow them to do to union organizers?

What they allow them to do to those that so much as attempt to form a union?

Think no more. They started firing them after the hub bub died down.

http://www.labornotes.org/2013/07/after-pause-walmart-strikes-back-0

Repeal "right to work" wherever it's been implemented.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

As a Walmart worker who participated in the protests last week, I want to thank you so much for your standing with us.

At times it can be intimidating to challenge the largest private employer in the world to do better. Your support helps remind me that we're not alone.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the day:

  • Thousands of community members and Walmart workers protested in 15 cities.
  • More than 100 people were arrested for participating in non-violent acts of civil disobedience to call for change at Walmart.
  • WalmartStrikers became a trending hashtag, reaching more than 2 million Twitter users.

  • We raised $13k and collected more than 180,000 petition signatures.
  • One worker had her disciplinary action for going on strike removed.

That's just the start. We're planning on making this Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, a day Walmart will remember. Will you join us?

If you plan to support us this Black Friday, follow this link to take the pledge:

Action.ChangeWalmart.org/BFPledge

We'll follow up with you so we can make this holiday season the year we start to get our economy working for working people like you and me!

In Solidarity,

Colby

Colby Harris OUR Walmart Member Walmart Worker from Dallas, Texas

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: UFCW and OUR Walmart have the purpose of helping Wal-Mart employees as individuals or groups in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publically commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. UFCW and OUR Walmart have no intent to have Walmart recognize or bargain with UFCW or OUR Walmart as the representative of Walmart employees.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Awesome TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

This Is The Best Anti-Walmart Protest Ever (VIDEO) http://p.ost.im/dtx6Cg via @AddInfoOrg

Standing-up Speaking-out

Constitutional

re-TWEET

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

At least they avoided a police action.

It was close.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I liked the ending - the police were friendly - and - shook hands.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I fear that that was because they were done with that portion of their protest. I just wonder if that FAT petition was ever delivered to anyone who matters?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Well WallyWorld is very aware of it - the important delivery was made to the public in the store and watching the vid. {:-])

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

It got what appeared to be positive attention from the stores customers, who were also taking pics and video.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - and the tub-o-guts WW manager did not come out looking at all well - running around to whisper " the police are on their way ".

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Yeah, and he was the only one who had a look of fear about him......:)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yeah, and he was the only one who had a look of fear about him......:)

TRUE

" OH this is bad very bad " " What if the Workers really commit to this " " OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN - I am gonna lose my job for not keeping the help in their place "

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Please don't be lulled into thinking it's all good news.

http://www.labornotes.org/2013/09/hundred-arrested-protesting-walmart-firings

It will be a long up hill battle to gain these rights.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Please don't be lulled into thinking it's all good news.

Not to worry. We have major battles to be fought against the entrenched Corp(se)oRATions.

The good news is - the battles are beginning.

TWEET

DKAtoday ‏@DKAtoday

A Hundred Arrested Protesting Walmart Firings | Labor Notes http://shar.es/ivh6m via @sharethis

Protest abuse of Labor

Living Wage 4 ALL

[-] 1 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

When people are willing to get out in the streets and demand representation, its always a good thing. People willing to get arrested is a good thing.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Repeal "right to work".

You always leave that off your comments.

It's the best thing you can do for ANY fledgling union.

But you like "right to work".

So you should start looking at your own community, your own State.

You could start here, if you could lose your fear.

http://www.rickscottwatch.blogspot.com

But you can't for some odd reason.

Plus it's so very hard for you to answer honest questions with even a modicum of honesty.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

yep, not fun not fair

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

And guess who's behind it?

http://www.wrongforeveryone.com/behind-right-to-wor/

Good old ALEC.

Destroying Democracy, one State at a time.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

You could try and join these guys.

"Since this new wave of retaliations, OUR Walmart has been scheduling protests targeting key Walmart board members. Five were arrested June 24 outside Yahoo’s annual shareholder meeting in Sunnyvale, California, targeting Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer since she is also a Walmart board member. - See more at: http://www.labornotes.org/2013/07/after-pause-walmart-strikes-back-0#sthash.zi94CFPw.dpuf"

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Nah, they'll have you arrested like they always do.

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Get a job at WallyWorld, and organize a strike and take it to the area managers house..

You will greatly increase your chances.

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[+] -5 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

by candlelight do you mean burn them all?

[-] 1 points by forourfutures (393) 1 year ago

Was that you holding the candle just out of arrow shot at the midnight protest at the Barons keep in 1207?

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[+] -6 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

"Citizens, do you want a Revolution without a revolution?" --Maximilien de Robespierre

sadly that is what most of the so called left wants and it is never going to happen that way.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I believe you are right.

But does that make me right?

Or you?

[-] -3 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

i know i am right.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

WallyWorld, is still retaliating.

Now it wants to sue those who ask for higher pay and better benefits.

http://www.occupy.com/article/walmart-sues-grocery-workers-union-protesters

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

What about the people who don't want to be forced to pay union dues just to have a job? Don't they matter?

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Not this lame ass bullshit again.

They don't want a union?

Go work down the street.

At WallyWorld.

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Let the other guy do down the street. People should not have to pay a third party so they can have a good job. Believe it or not most Unions are as corrupt as the companies. Remember, the UAW almost destroyed the the auto industry in the US.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The UAW did it??

Really?

How so?

I would have to say that your information source is even more corrupt, but we'll see how you respond and what source you quote.

[-] 0 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

It’s no secret. In fact it’s common knowledge. For the last 30 years or so, up until the past couple of years. American auto companies built inferior cars. The public knew this and had no confidence in American autos. In fact there’s still a lot of public distrust of American made autos, even though American cars have become much better of late.

At a time when the American companies needed to reduce overhead, retool and produce a better product they were fought every step of the way by UAW. I mean two of the three auto manufactures had to be bailed out by the government just to survive. Ford is the only one that opted out. Also, The American companies couldn’t compete on price largely due to labor costs.

So, just so you know, I’m not anti-union. I believe unions have done a lot of good for workers. But when they become so strong they would rather bring down the company rather than give an inch that makes them as greedy as the companies.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Your intellectual dichotomy is showing again.

On top of which you have given an unfounded opinion, one that you have not proven on any level at all.

The UAW didn't do these things management did.

[-] -2 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Yes, that is my opinion. One based in fact. Just ask the average person on the street. Most will agree with me.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Based on the bullshit and lies of corporate propaganda..

Not a single fact included.

Know this. Admit it, and move on.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17960-demystifying-unions-with-bill-fletcher-jr

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

As I said, I'm not anti-union. But the UAW is the poster boy of what a union should not be. They almost killed the entire American auto industry.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Bullshit. 100% pure bullshit.

Management did it all.

I watched them do it. Right on the plant floor.

"Functional fit" and "nonvisual part", were two of their favorite excuses for putting rejected materials into vehicles.

Another favorite was, "that's what the dealer network is for".

And that's just the plant floor. Upper management is in charge of virtually everything else. From design, to the quality of the smallest clip.

I'll say it again. Management did it.

You really are just spouting propaganda.

You've made nothing but anti-union statements.

To claim that you are "not anti-union" is really just a cop out.

It doesn't have anywhere near the same meaning as saying you are "pro-union".

I keep in mind that the whole meaning of your argument is to defend the indefensible, ALEC, "right to work" legislation.

Knowingly or unknowingly, you are doing part of their work for them, by repeating such blatant lies for them.

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Whatever, Shooz, Whatever. Attacking me doesn't change the complicity of the UAW in the near failure of the American auto industry.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I'm a UAW member so YOU attacked me with your false accusations.

I watched this stuff happen, you heard it through the corporate grapevine.

I showed you otherwise, you run scared back to the lies.

"Whatever".........the favorite cop out of the information free.

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

I'm sorry Shooz. I sincerely didn't intend to attack you personally. I just think the UAW is not the best example of how a union should operate. I'm not being personal.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Agreeing to disagree, only applies to matters of opinion.

I provided you with facts. You provided corporate propaganda, in denial of those facts.

Do you know who produced the tires in the notorious Explorer "fiasco"?

[-] 1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

If memory serves, It was Firestone tires. Maybe someone else made the tires but I think they were sold as Firestone tires. What does that have to do with the UAW?

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

If you are serious about your apology?

If it's really not personal?

Stop repeating the lies, and admit I told you the truth.

Because I did.

[-] 1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

I think it's time we agree to disagree. I have a low opinion of the UAW, and you think highly of them. That about sums it up. Neither of is going to win this debate. It just continues downhill into name calling, so I'll stop now.

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[-] -1 points by summerbummer (-33) 1 year ago

Narley is sorry if you construed his remarks as a personal attack. He is not sorry that the 2 of you disagree on the UAW....but you knew that....

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The tires were made by supervisors, during a strike.

Management fucked that up too.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

What complicity was that again?

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I think it means complicity in fighting for a living wage and their fair share of the success.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

There is a trend. For a very long time American cars were known to be shit cars. This has nothing to do with the UAW. Nothing. This had everything to do with making a quick buck. So, for people to stand around and throw words out like common knowledge is utterly devoid of reality. It's more right wing propaganda.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (23978) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Plain old BS is correct. Anyone remember the Vega? Piece of crap on 4 wheels. Yep these piece of crap cars were made due to executive management following orders = more money less cost (quality? Hah )

[-] -2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

At a time when the American companies needed to reduce overhead, retool and produce a better product they were fought every step of the way by UAW.


Pffftttt..................

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Hee hee, yep, That's about the way I feel these days.

[+] -7 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

no they don't matter because the ignorant, the incompetent, and the stupid don't matter. that is why america and the world is in the shitter. yes i said it the ignorant, the incompetent, and the stupid don't matter. they are just sheep following the perceived leader whomever that may be most of the time their ignorant parents or brain dead political icons.

[-] 4 points by MsStacy (1035) 1 year ago

You have two choices it would seem. Educate the workers and eventually convince them your point of view is the better one or force your personal vision on them which essentially makes them slaves to a different master.

If the stupid and ignorant don't matter then why even bother with with any of this at all?

[+] -7 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

why bother living?

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

So, It's just you few elite bad ass revolutionaries that count? Everyone else can fuck off? If people don't meet your meet your standards they can fuck off. .Is that what your saying? Sure you're not part of the 1%. Sorry I just can't take you seriously anymore.

[+] -7 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

now you are starting to actually get it. the rest will do as they are told as they have always done.

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

You clearly underestimate the masses if you think they'll do as they're told.

[+] -7 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

they are doing it now aren't they? you are overestimating the masses if you don't. they are but sheep.

[-] -1 points by Narley (295) 1 year ago

Bullshit. Just because they're not bohemian coffee shop rebels doesn't mean they are sheep. If you bozo's incur their wrath you will see the real world and not some fantasy game. Remember Timothy McVeigh? He also wanted to overthrow the government.

[-] -3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yep. Repeal that shit.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Good luck, it's being "federalized"

Now there's a bill this congress would pass, as it says fuck more workers for profit.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/02/2404301/36-senators-introduce-bill-prohibiting-virtually-any-new-federal-law-helping-workers/

Can we hope it dies in the senate?

[-] -3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ah, I hate teathuglicans. They are vile.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

ALEC will be successfully promoting this legislation in the states, if they haven't already, as it plays into "right to work" laws already raping workers..

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Don't expect much.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Are they done already?

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Don't expect much argument against it here.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Not anymore, although once upon a time, people who came here actually cared about working people.

It took a while, but the old trashmiester got what he came for.

[+] -5 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You mean Chris and his little wanker club?


I'm crushed. Really.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17960-demystifying-unions-with-bill-fletcher-jr

They will enjoy burying this.

We'll just have to keep the links coming.

[+] -5 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

it's time the workers united and tossed off the shackles once and for all. time to take what is our birthright.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Start by calling for the repeal of "right to work" and a strengthening of the NLRB.

Remove all impediments to unionization.