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Wal Mart does it again
Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 11/28/2009 | Mark Shoffner

Posted on 11/28/2009 11:46:16 AM PST by mshoffner

Wal Mart does it again. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favor of the chain store. In 2005, the store in Jonquiree, Quebec was closed because of the recent union certification of the stores employees. This, of course, led to various court runs by the displaced employees of the store. At the end of 2005, the Quebec Labor Board ordered Wal Mart to compensate the former employees. (http://wakeupwalmart.com/facts/) Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada has seen fit to rule 4-3 in favor of the company. As usual

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1 posted on 11/28/2009 11:46:16 AM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner

Must be SEIU Memebers yelling at Wal Mart. < /sarc


2 posted on 11/28/2009 11:50:19 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mshoffner

This is a damn blog!!!!!


3 posted on 11/28/2009 11:52:51 AM PST by dalereed
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To: SandRat

I’m a former employee. Years ago. But I have seen, in the 4 states I’ve lived, the destruction to small business. I also am a former memeber of the Steel Workers Union. While working at my interview for Wal Mart, I was told plainly, not to try and unionize the workers. So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.


4 posted on 11/28/2009 11:54:06 AM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner

No one can ever tell me - if Wal-mart is do damn evil, why do millions of people shop there everyday?


5 posted on 11/28/2009 11:57:27 AM PST by PGR88
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To: mshoffner

I don’t think they were exactly hiding it. They know how destructive unions are to business.


6 posted on 11/28/2009 11:58:09 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: mshoffner

Horses patootie. I worked for Walgreens who supports the leftists, they did the same thing. We were told by people to never mention unionizing.

All a union would do is drive up prices so that no one will shop there.

Are you sure you belong on FR newbie?


7 posted on 11/28/2009 11:58:20 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: mshoffner

If you think unions are so great move to Detroit.

This pro-union crap ain’t going to sell here.


8 posted on 11/28/2009 12:01:42 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner
Good for Wal Mart. They hate those corrupt Unions almost as much as I do. They are in the top three of reasons our country is going down the toilet. They are right behind Crooked Politicians (who love unions). They were crooks back in Al Capone's days and have grown worse since.
9 posted on 11/28/2009 12:02:09 PM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: mshoffner

My Wife has worked there for 9 years. No one wants to be unionized, but that doesn’t stop the damned unions from continually threatening to force them to join them.

As far as I’m concerned, if the employees don’t WANT a union, they should not be FORCED to join one. Period.

The unions are nothing more than mobs dressed in worker’s clothing.


10 posted on 11/28/2009 12:04:06 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: Straight Vermonter
The UAW-Ford contract. You know this has to make managing the business a breeze for Ford, right?


11 posted on 11/28/2009 12:09:37 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: mshoffner
While working at my interview for Wal Mart, I was told plainly, not to try and unionize the workers. So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.

That's too bad. Unions have a wonderful effect on business; just look at what the UAW did for Detroit's automotive industry.

Wal Mart just doesn't see...

12 posted on 11/28/2009 12:10:25 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: mshoffner
mshoffner
Since Sep 19, 2009

I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.
Breaking news!
13 posted on 11/28/2009 12:12:55 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mshoffner
Note, a Google search on "SEIU thugs" yields 204,000 hits.


Is this what we want for America?

14 posted on 11/28/2009 12:19:29 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner; Grizzled Bear

I should have checked first, you post crap from your blog and don’t come back and support your assertions.

I will not give your blog a hit so I can only guess that it is all garbage.

Go away noobie and take your Odinga supporting commie crap with you.


15 posted on 11/28/2009 12:25:58 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
mshoffner says:
But I have seen, in the 4 states I’ve lived, the destruction to small business.
Odd. Every Walmart I have ever known ends up INCREASING the number of small businesses in the area. How is that possible?

mshoffner says:

While working at my interview for Wal Mart, I was told plainly, not to try and unionize the workers.
Work for me, get told the same thing. What is your point?
16 posted on 11/28/2009 12:30:15 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: Pharmboy

look at the chair in #11.


17 posted on 11/28/2009 12:31:22 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Eaker; mshoffner
Go away noobie and take your Odinga supporting commie crap with you.

Eaker,

You're being too harsh. mshoffner is right to extole the wonders of unions. As I said before, look at the amazing growth of Detroit.

Walking through the city at noon on a business day is reminiscent of The Mary Celeste.

Do you think you could enjoy that experience when impertinent workers are allowed to think for themselves? I doubt it!

18 posted on 11/28/2009 12:31:30 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Eaker; Jim Robinson
Eaker says:
I should have checked first, you post crap from your blog and don’t come back and support your assertions.
Jim - is this the kind of liberal blog promotion that you want here?
19 posted on 11/28/2009 12:32:45 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: mshoffner
While working at my interview for Wal Mart, I was told plainly, not to try and unionize the workers. So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.

You say that like it's a bad thing

20 posted on 11/28/2009 12:34:44 PM PST by Popman
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To: mshoffner
Good for Walmart.

Unions are criminal organizations designed to steal from employees, employers and consumers.

Never give in to them Walmart! Never!

21 posted on 11/28/2009 12:36:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: PGR88
No one can ever tell me - if Wal-mart is do damn evil, why do millions of people shop there everyday?

Libs are "Class A" hypocrites. Friend of mine for nearly 20 years, an avowed liberal/socialist, complains about WM. But he is unwilling to go to another store and pay 10% more to back up his views. WM is evil...yeah gimme more of that cheap stuff. He seems to see no contradiction in this.

22 posted on 11/28/2009 12:37:13 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: mshoffner

Why how DARE Walmart—or indeed any business enterprise—wish to prevent a Marxist, criminal organization from gaining control over its operations? How DARE any business owner believe he should have the right to determine how his investment should be used and his business be run! How DARE a man with a huge investment believe he should have the authority to tell his employees what to do! And how DARE a business attempt to be profitable! Doesn’t Walmart understand that the only reasons for being in business are to provide healthcare, perks, overtime, days off, family leave, vacations, sick days, holidays off, birthdays off and most of all—the means for labor unions to donate millions to the democrat party??!! DAMN STINKIN’ CAPITALIST SWINE!! Lucky for us Obama is “saving or creating” so many jobs, pretty soon we won’t NEED any of these damned free market entrepreneurs!!


23 posted on 11/28/2009 12:37:56 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: mshoffner
So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.

Just one of many reasons to admire Wal-Mart!

24 posted on 11/28/2009 12:39:09 PM PST by RJL
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To: mshoffner

‘Former’ union worker in the ‘former’ steel industry just about sez it all.

Kudos to WM for not letting another business be destroyed by a union.

IIRC WM distributed $1 B as in Billion in profit sharing to their employees last year. Not too shabby for a company whose employees are so dreadfully ‘abused’.


25 posted on 11/28/2009 12:43:42 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: RJL

I guess paying below a living wage is acceptable. I don’t condone everything the union does. Never have. I don’t believe that anyman is worth 35-40 dollars and hour. But I do believe that everyone should be able to make a wage that is able to cover a family’s bills. Walmart doesn’t. As far as my comment about destroying small busineses. I have seen businesses in this community, as well as others, that have been around for a century, close because they can’t compete with a company that the ability to by a bare bottom prices. And think about this, Walmart has stated their intentions to close Target, Kmart, Amazon and other retail outlets. Destruction of competition is their goal.


26 posted on 11/28/2009 12:50:19 PM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner
I don’t believe that anyman is worth 35-40 dollars and hour.

Are you crazy? You showed back up with THAT?

27 posted on 11/28/2009 12:53:29 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner

Why would anyone accept a job that is insufficient to pay their bills? I assume the small businesses you are so fond of would hire these folks at a much higher wage, right?


28 posted on 11/28/2009 12:55:22 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: mshoffner

Actually Walmart has increased competition and lowered prices elsewhere. Especially with those 4 dollar prescriptions. Now their competitors are offering lower prices.

It has helped us out.


29 posted on 11/28/2009 12:56:31 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: mshoffner

Are you sure you’re posting on the right forum? It sounds like you’re against the free market and in the tank for unions.

VirginiaMom


30 posted on 11/28/2009 12:57:57 PM PST by VirginiaMom
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To: mshoffner

You don’t think someone who invested years of their life educating themselves to the point of becoming an expert in their field should earn a lousy $70-80K/year?

I’m guessing you have folks asking you for fries pretty often.


31 posted on 11/28/2009 12:57:57 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: mshoffner

“So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.”

It’s not just Wal-Mart that has an anti union stance.

Just about anyone who understands the destruction that is caused by socialism and socialist organizations has an anti union stance.

Screw unions.


32 posted on 11/28/2009 1:03:39 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Palin. Palin. Palin. Got that? Palin.)
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To: mshoffner

People that enter the business world always want to beat their competition, otherwise, why bother?

People do not start a business for the purpose of hiring employees, paying benefits and getting taxed to death. People start a business and work to make a profit.

The bonus is when you are doing so well that you need to hire others. That means business growth has happened and jobs for other people.


33 posted on 11/28/2009 1:04:46 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: mshoffner

“I guess paying below a living wage is acceptable.”

It is absolutely acceptable.

Whatever an employee agrees to accept from an employer is acceptable. There should be no outside interference in that transaction.

If you don’t like the wages offered, go work somewhere else. Nobody owes you a living.

Not every job is WORTH a “living wage”.

You sound like a Marxist.


34 posted on 11/28/2009 1:10:47 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Palin. Palin. Palin. Got that? Palin.)
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To: mshoffner

Some businesses go under, others pop up when Walmart comes to town. Their presence does have its ups and downs. That’s life.

Can’t say I blame them for their anti-union stance. Unions today are destructive to companies and in the end, the employees.


35 posted on 11/28/2009 1:13:22 PM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: PGR88

Because the low price overcomes the “evil” Americans have a price for their concern......


36 posted on 11/28/2009 1:16:38 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: Nik Naym

First off, I’m a conservative (independent). Second, in alot of communities there is nothing but subpar wages. Isn’t it interesting, that here (Huntington), that one can make more an hour at McDonalds than at Walmart.

All I’m saying is that everyone (employed) deserves to be able to feed their family and pay their bills. As for the competition, I agree that there needs to be the free open market. As for making profit, I agree that is the reason for opening of a business. But most business owners to go out of their way to end the competition. Nor is it a main priority. But the fine folks in Bentonville seem to see it as their right to become the only retail outlet in the country. If you want to know what that will entail, ask a senior citizen that had to buy from a company store in minig areas. Once Walmart gets what it wants, by being the only rteail store in the country, where will the free enterprise system be?


37 posted on 11/28/2009 1:22:06 PM PST by mshoffner
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To: mshoffner

So, I have first hand knowledge of Wal Mart’s anti union stance.

A stance shared by a majority of American workers.


38 posted on 11/28/2009 1:23:03 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: mshoffner

Every man can earn a wage to cover a family’s bills if he so wishes. He’s not indentured to Walmart and is free to make as little or as much of himself as he desires.

What right does one have to demand that Walmart pay them for stocking shelves what another makes after having invested in education and training? Want to make a career of Walmart? You can, but it’s going to take you a good amount of time as well it should.

Walmart wants to close their competition? You think the mom and pops out there didn’t want to see theirs go away too?

If I’m not mistaken, Walmart is constantly changing strategies because Target and co. are giving them a good run.


39 posted on 11/28/2009 1:24:01 PM PST by Nickname (2012 - Yes You're Canned!)
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To: PGR88
No one can ever tell me - if Wal-mart is do damn evil, why do millions of people shop there everyday?

Because once your job is outsourced so Walmart can lower prices, all you can afford is Walmart.

The outsourcing model has failed.
40 posted on 11/28/2009 1:27:19 PM PST by mysterio
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To: mshoffner
I’m a conservative

No you are not.

41 posted on 11/28/2009 1:28:48 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner
All I’m saying is that everyone (employed) deserves to be able to feed their family and pay their bills.

From each according to their ability to each according to their need, huh?

Conservative?

You're a freakin' TROLL.

42 posted on 11/28/2009 1:29:44 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: mshoffner

“First off, I’m a conservative (independent).”

Yeah, and I am a millionaire formula one champion race car driver. Anyone can claim to be anything when sitting at a keyboard.

I suppose you may THINK you are a Conservative, but you are not. Your words reveal that.

If you honestly believe you are a conservative then you don’t know what it means.

Espousing minimum wages, “living wages” and promoting unions is most definitely not Conservative. It is is in direct opposition to free market principles.

Unions are socialist organizations by their very nature.
Promote unions and you promote socialism.


43 posted on 11/28/2009 1:31:11 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Palin. Palin. Palin. Got that? Palin.)
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To: Nik Naym
I am a millionaire formula one champion race car driver.

Need a friend? Or at least maybe a hanger-on-er?

44 posted on 11/28/2009 1:33:56 PM PST by Eaker (Kaiden sez, "If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.")
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To: mshoffner
11 reviews of your local Walmart, 10 great, one horrid. Hmmmm.....
my favorite store‎
 By Dorothy C. - insiderpages.com - Jun 1, 2005‎
Our local Walmart store is just fabulous! I enjoy shopping with my grandson, or alone. The snack deals are great and the store is laid out pretty well, I can find anything I need there. The people who work there are nice and always ...‎
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A Not so happy customer‎
 insiderpages.com - Apr 13, 2007‎
The Walmart in Huntington, IN is not a place I like to go. I can never find what I want and the customer service is horrible. The employees are always unhappy and usually unhelpful. The store looks like a warehouse and you usually feel ...‎
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friendly‎
 By Julie Z. - insiderpages.com - Jun 6, 2005‎
The employees at the Huntington Walmart store are so much nicer and friendlier than the employees at other Walmart locations. It might be because Huntington is a small town, or there might be better morale, but either way, it is ...‎
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great diaper prices‎
 By Jessica F. - insiderpages.com - Jun 5, 2005‎
Our Walmart store has very good prices on diapers in the baby department. I buy the store brand of diapers, White Cloud, as they are under fifteen dollars for a big box of them in my daughter's size. They work and fit her well, ...‎
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great pets department‎
 By Tam F. - insiderpages.com - Jun 5, 2005‎
The pets department at Walmart has everything we need for our dogs and cats. The food is inexpensive, more so than anywhere else in town, they have a large aisles of products to choose from and many sizes of many brands in stock at all ...‎
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great prices in the baby department‎
 By Stephanie C. - insiderpages.com - Jun 2, 2005‎
I enjoy the baby department the most at the local Walmart store. They have great prices for formula and diapers and on top of accepting coupons (even if the cashier is reluctant or has an attitude about taking them), it makes the ...‎
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good store for some things,...‎
 By Cassie H. - insiderpages.com - Jun 2, 2005‎
I use the Walmart in Huntington because it is convenient for me while I am running errands. I most often get frustrated when I need a phone card for my virgin mobile phone. They never seem to have the $20.00 cards in stock, ...‎
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happy customer‎
 By Mike H. - insiderpages.com - Jun 1, 2005‎
I have always been happy with my shopping trips to Wal-mart. Whether I am picking things up from my wife's "shopping list" or my own, I always find what I am looking for with little effort on my part. I like the large parking lot as I ...‎
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i should own stock here‎
 By Gladys H. - insiderpages.com - May 29, 2005‎
Wal-mart is my favorite store to shop in. I seem to always be shopping in Wal-mart. I make purchases from many departments, such as food and snacks (especially the sam's choice flavored waters which are a great alternative to pop for my ...‎
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Low prices, large selection‎
 insiderpages.com - May 28, 2005‎
My wife and I shop at the Huntington Wal Mart Supercenter all the time. We can find just about everything we need here at good prices. They are quite competitive with the other stores in town, with a better/larger selection to ...‎
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Busiest Store In Town‎
 By Dawn Z. - insiderpages.com - May 24, 2005‎
Wal-mart is the busiest store in this small town. During regular hours, the parking lot is always jam-packed and the checklanes are moving smoothly. Items are normally in-stock and easily located. Employees are usually available ...‎
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45 posted on 11/28/2009 1:35:11 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: mshoffner
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Lots of business going on here! Car dealers - hair salons, tax preparers - seems pretty vibrant to me.

46 posted on 11/28/2009 1:38:36 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: mshoffner

See http://www.huntington-chamber.com/Demographics.13.0.html

Walmart caused the 4% unemployment rate! Shame on them!


47 posted on 11/28/2009 1:40:38 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: Eaker

Unions are fattening.

48 posted on 11/28/2009 1:41:23 PM PST by uglybiker (BACON!!)
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To: Eaker

“I am a millionaire formula one champion race car driver.

Need a friend? Or at least maybe a hanger-on-er? “

That part was sarcasm. But if you want you can go for a ride in my turbocharged Miata.


49 posted on 11/28/2009 1:42:58 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Palin. Palin. Palin. Got that? Palin.)
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To: Nik Naym

I’m not supporting the union. I am suppoting the availability for those that wish to organize. Like I have said in responses today, I don’t agree with most of the tactics of the union. Nor do I believe in the extreme wages that they get their employees. Here’s an example, my aunt worked for Thompson Electronics in Marion, Indiana. She made 15.00 an hour to push a button once every 3 minutes. Her job wasn’t worth that type of money.
As for my political views, I believe in free market, that is not what this article is about. This article is about the unethical activities of a company that step on the rights of its workers.


50 posted on 11/28/2009 1:44:14 PM PST by mshoffner
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