Look for the union to trot the workers who walked off the job on Black Friday and got fired and claim it was unfair.
What state laws?They don't need any stinkin' state laws. They have a friend in the White House who will support them, regardless of the law.
What state laws? There are no Wal-Mart union shops. Employees can be fired at will. Especially for tardiness or absence.
In Right to Work states...Wal Mart can easily fire someone. But in “closed shop” states (unions)...even a non-union Wal Mart will face political and popular backlash that will hold them back on firing “striking” employees.
Let’s see if management has the cojones to go pull the time cards for anybody that walks out and instead there’s a pink slip waiting for them when they come back in. If they use a computer system for their timekeeping, deny their access and hand them their termination letter.
In my 36 years at the same company, I knew that they could let me go anytime they felt like it. No gun to my head to stay on. Several times over the years we went without raises because they weren’t guaranteed for anyone. Some years we got good raises and I always said thanks. Not, “how come it’s not more?” whining. With more and more lay-offs in the near future, these folks should be happy to have jobs.
As far as being fired for lateness and tardiness, not sure how far the company has to go to track a history and build a case. It was pretty involved where I worked. I think it would be easier if they left the work area without permission to let em go.
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