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Labor experts expect the organized protests against Wal-Mart (WMT -0.4%) to have little if any...

Labor experts expect the organized protests against Wal-Mart (WMT -0.4%) to have little if any effect on the retailing giant's bottom line. The prevailing thought is that although consumers have some sympathy for Wal-Mart workers and may sign online petitions, they are unlikely to vote with their wallets or bypass stores.
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  • jw4golf
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    striking/protesting/what ever the reason workers should be let go and replaced.
    20 Nov 2012, 11:40 AM Reply Like
  • jimbrock
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    You really do not understand. Our Walmart is trying to make for a better Walmart. Mike, Rob and the lady running HR are doing enough damage, just to help themselves - they certainly do not need our assistance there.
    20 Nov 2012, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • samsptl
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    Walk off your job without permission at my company and you will lose your job immediately. If you as an employee willfully interfere with the conduct of the business of my company on or off the clock and your employment will be terminated.
    My wife has been an hourly employee of WMT for more than 18 years. I have never been employed by WMT. She has always been well treated and well compensated. She has always given her very best. And for that she has been recognized and rewarded. Her only frustration is the other hourly employees she has to work with that don't want to do their job or only want to do it half way and then demand to wages when it takes twice as long for them to do the job or it takes two or three employees to do the job that should only take one.
    UFCW like so many other unions have their own financial stake in this - more members means more dues being collected to further the Union's interests and the professional union officer's payroll. And since dues are normally so many hours of an individual's gross wages, higher wages also means more money for the union.

     

    Sorry this issue is one of my more passionate soapboxes.
    I own and continue to purchase WMT stock because I want to make money for my own use. I don't own WMT stock so I can help give someone a job.
    18,000 unionized Hostess employees now have no job. Congratulations on your transfer to the unemployment line.
    20 Nov 2012, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    well said
    20 Nov 2012, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    "..Her only frustration is the other hourly employees.."

     

    It is not just WalMart that has that kind of problem, it is industry wide and has been for centuries. It has long been a fact of life that a large percentage of people have little or no ambition and are fine doing just enough to get by. It is human nature, and it is one that the unions have long fed off of.

     

    Way back in another time I worked in a union mfg plant, and was censured on behalf of the union for "doing too much". That was 30 some years ago, but that was when I really began to become anti-union.
    21 Nov 2012, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Yup...that's why hostess was required to have separate drivers and trucks for different products.
    21 Nov 2012, 01:51 PM Reply Like
  • 1547ogden
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    No one is forced to work for Walmart or any other employer. Just ask Obama to send you a check.
    21 Nov 2012, 06:07 AM Reply Like
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