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Early reports from on the street indicate organized labor protests at Wal-Mart (WMT) stores...

Early reports from on the street indicate organized labor protests at Wal-Mart (WMT) stores aren't disrupting Black Friday traffic. The activist group spearheading the effort estimated that close to 25% of all stores would see protests, but live webcams and TV shots from various locations show little action other than frenzied shopping.
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  • phxcrane
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    YEA!!!!!
    23 Nov 2012, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    This is good...but the liberal press sure tried to stir up the pot...they had interviews..and stories galore...go WalMart
    23 Nov 2012, 08:42 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    WalMart has bakeries..if I was them I would buy Hostess....
    23 Nov 2012, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Good. Hope the AFL-CIO and all of those other thugs get drowned out by good ol' fashioned capitalism
    23 Nov 2012, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • josephipace
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    The union organizers don't understand that to the WalMart workers, their jobs are their bread and butter.
    23 Nov 2012, 09:27 AM Reply Like
  • Windsun33
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    The article says "as many as 25%".

     

    Well, so far the union-favorable news blurbs are bragging about 12 stores with protests or walkouts.

     

    I guess Walmart must have closed 8,950 of it's 9000 stores...
    23 Nov 2012, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • gh1616
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    My compliments to the posts above, all spot-on!

     

    Another union & left media inspired debacle following Hostess loss of 18,000 jobs, following the nonsense in Wisconsin. You can't make this stuff up!

     

    You'd think they would find a new activist cause when they can't find enough organizing support with this NLRB, media, & President!

     

    I listened to a radio call in show Wednesday where they asked WalMart employees to call in & sound-off. Didn't go as planned! Not one said they were required to work. Pay was double-time & stores asked for volunteers. Those that called in said there were plenty of volunteers so staffing opportunity was by seniority. Only one woman complained that she didn't want to work, but needed the money because the economy is so bad. Ooookaaayy! Even the moderator didn't know how to spin that one!
    23 Nov 2012, 11:06 AM Reply Like
  • GeorgeTS
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    Would the unions be happy if all the jobs were in in Asia and India, they have done such a good job making labor unaffordable that companies have moved whatever parts of their businesses they can out of the USA!!!
    24 Nov 2012, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    Hope that those few that DID protest were given pink slips in the parking lot, see if the media would put them on TV.....crying..
    24 Nov 2012, 03:26 PM Reply Like
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