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Walking Out on Wal-Mart

Society & Culture  (tags: wal-mart, strike, California, Illinois, Warehouse Workers For Justice, United Electrical Workers, rights, safety, health, activists, organize, protest, boycott Walmart )

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Workers at Wal-Mart warehouses in southern California and Illinois are on strike for the respect that they deserve from the giant corporate retailer.

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Yvonne White (233)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:08 pm
I hope they prevail! The Chicago teachers did - and Wal-Mart certainly makes Trillions from consumers & could share a little with their workers!

. (0)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:19 pm
For all that WalMart has given away, this is a working condition that certainly needs to be addressed.

Brian M. (211)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 2:40 pm
Talk about wealth, the Walton family(owners of Wal-Mart) owns approximately 40% of all the wealth in the U.S. How is it right that one family has so much when their workers have so little?

Tal H. (10)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 4:53 pm
Thanks for the share!

Evelyn W. (15)
Thursday September 20, 2012, 9:56 pm
I stopped shopping at walmart years ago.I heard too many horror stories from the people who work in the stores and the warehouses.Also when walmart does their price roll back- walmart is not making less money,it forces the manufacturer to sell it to walmart for less.So the manufactuer has to cut benefits to its workers,or has to send the work over seas.Walmart is hurting the Us economy !!!!

Rose Becke (293)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:23 am
hope they get better conditions etc

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday September 21, 2012, 1:52 pm
Duh, this is Wally World, home of garbage employee relations - but going from the frying pan into the fire is less than productive. Come on, 'socialistworker dot org'?!?! Karl Marx?!?! Marxism and Socialism are failed models and will not get the worker anything more than a different master and even more pay cuts. An honest trade guild might help out, but not another lot of Socialist scum. The inheritors of Sam Walton have not kept up his level of ethics...

Brian M. (211)
Friday September 21, 2012, 1:55 pm
Some people, apparently, prefer free market capitalist scum and all the toxic consequences they bring.

Marilyn L. (107)
Friday September 21, 2012, 2:38 pm
Brian M says, "How is it right that one family has so much when their workers have so little?" It's not right. I don't begrudge the family it's wealth; however I don't think it fair that their enormous wealth, which was gain on the backs of their employees, is not shared with those employees. WalMart could easily paid their employees far better wages, provide them with paid benefits and give them profit-sharing and STILL have enough for all family members and reinvestment into the company to make it green and provide better products than those made in CHINA. How much does one family need before it becomes greed?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday September 21, 2012, 4:11 pm
Good post. Thanks.

Alicia N. (87)
Friday September 21, 2012, 7:43 pm
Good for them

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday September 21, 2012, 8:40 pm
Walmart has been off my radar for years.

We must try to discourage one shopper at a time, if that's what it takes.

Margaret Mead said, 'Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Cheryl B. (64)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:47 am
thanks for telling the world

Amitav Dash (86)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 7:55 am
Sadly, too many people have drunk the Walmart Kool-Aid. And, likely until those people start suffering, too, no real change will happen. It's an Ayn Rand world: get as much as you can for yourself, in whatever way possible, and to hell with what happens to everyone else as a result.

Michael Kirkby (89)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 10:30 am
Noted. Jeez Amitav, did you have to raise the specter of that immoral, unethical, parasitical bitch Rand? Good grief Charlie Brown.

Jim Phillips (3200)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 3:39 pm
Stopped shopping at Wal-Mart many years ago...
Come to think of it, never did any business with them anyway.
Simply did not like their cheap products.

I do sympathize with the workers and do want them to prevail.

The wal-mart family can kiss my collective butt... Lol...

Ty, Brian.

firedup N. (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:04 pm

firedup N. (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 4:04 pm
I will continue to shop and support Walmart, and continue to support workers that appreciate having a job. My now retired optician from his practice, now works at Walmart and loves it.

Lauren Goldman (0)
Saturday September 22, 2012, 11:57 pm
firedup N. You sound like Ronald Reagan; put up with any corporate abuse and just be glad you have a job. Having a job shouldn't mean having to be treated like a vassal (hurry now, get that dictionary out). How sweet for your little optitian, but the people who do the actual work of operating a Walmart are consistently short-changed on wages, benefits, hours and working conditions. Why do I hear a little of Mitt in your attitude?

zora b. (85)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 12:36 am
IIt is really terrible that this is happening in the 21st century.

. (7)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 9:38 am
Thanks for the article, hope they succeed.

june t. (66)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:42 am
thanks for the article
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