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Walmart workers walk off job during Black Friday sales in Milwaukee area
TMJ4 ^ | 11/23/2012 | WTMJ

Posted on 11/23/2012 5:47:50 AM PST by tobyhill

Black Friday has begun and reached full swing in Milwaukee, but some workers at America's biggest retailer have walked off the job.

Workers at the 58th and Capitol location in Milwaukee and a Kenosha location walked off the job during Black Friday sales.

1 worker walked off in Milwaukee, while more left the job in Kenosha.

"We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz, a Walmart employee, on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak."

"We want a fair wage for a good days work. We're not asking for a lot. People start at barely over minimum wage, and only go up 30 to 40 cents per year."

He cited what protesters said were needs for both better pay and better health care coverage.

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1 posted on 11/23/2012 5:47:59 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

One worker deciding to take the day off is a national story? No media bias here ...


2 posted on 11/23/2012 5:50:33 AM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: tobyhill

Fire em....and hire someone else.


3 posted on 11/23/2012 5:50:43 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: tobyhill

Good,GTF out!! DO NOT COME BACK, YOU’RE FIRED!


4 posted on 11/23/2012 5:51:00 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: tobyhill
To quote Super Chicken, You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, bwaaak!
5 posted on 11/23/2012 5:51:00 AM PST by polkajello
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To: tobyhill

to quote don trump... “You’re fired”....


6 posted on 11/23/2012 5:54:30 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: tobyhill

Fire him on Dec 26


7 posted on 11/23/2012 5:55:48 AM PST by circlecity
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To: tobyhill
"We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz

Well, Jerry, if you left here and never came back, I think you would accomplish that goal ...

8 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: tobyhill

So they are protesting raises of a mere 30 t0 40 cents per hour a year? Have these people ever paid any attention to the incredibly puny raises union members get after long strikes? I’m talking 5 to 10 cents per hour! They want better health insurance? Don’t they like Obamacare either?
Anyone contemplating union me,bership needs to check out that union’s history and pay attention to what the union does, not what they say.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 5:57:15 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: tobyhill

There should be at least 100 people ready to take this genius’s job. He should be thankful that he has one in the Obama Depression.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 5:57:25 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: tobyhill
Other than a handful, it isn’t the Wal Mart workers protesting. It is the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW)which has been trying to organize Wal Mart employees without success for a couple of decades. You can go to their Web Site and see the anti-Wal Mart postings. I laugh when I hear them talk about the need for better wages and benefits at Wal Mart when many employees organized under the UFCW do far worse than Wal Mart employees. The hard truth is the Leaders of the UFCW see Wal Mart as a potential Gold mine of new dues much of which will line the elected leaders pockets. Thatis what this is and always has been about.
11 posted on 11/23/2012 5:58:19 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: tobyhill

Only government unions are keeping their jobs, and even those are going to be disappearing as states, counties and cities tighten their budgets.

This is not a good time for an employee to be walking off the job. But it does tighten up the intellectual gene pool.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 5:59:20 AM PST by lurk
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To: tobyhill
"We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz, a Walmart employee, on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak

What a noble goal... I'm sure Walmart will reward your efforts, tool.

13 posted on 11/23/2012 5:59:42 AM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: tobyhill; Gamecock; F15Eagle

One worker walked off the job at H&H Bagels over his right to celebrate Festivus.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 6:00:32 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Theo
One worker ( likely a union plant) and 30 bused in protesters.

Fire the one and have the protesters arrested for trespassing.

15 posted on 11/23/2012 6:02:59 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: tobyhill

Fire them all. Hire the scabs. Break a union for Jesus.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 6:03:23 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: tobyhill

Walmart has a high turnover rate anyways:
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/employee-turnover-grocery-15810.html

These ‘workers’ just pulled a “quit with a cause” instead of the usual ‘quit’. If this union-thing wasn’t going on they most likely wouldn’t have bothered to show up for work after Thanksgiving.

Plus the usual ‘union-goons’ newly hired to ‘quit with a cause’


17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:03:29 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: tobyhill
Major Breaking Story on channel 4
“Walmart employee quits”

Real slow news day in Milwaukee. and a chance to bash Walmart. That is almost as good as bashing Scott Walker.

18 posted on 11/23/2012 6:12:47 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: tobyhill

Hostess Twinkie them.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 6:13:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: tobyhill

Hostess Twinkie them.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 6:14:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Wiser now

It is 0.40 to 0.50 per hour, and it is guaranteed unless you are in big trouble. And it takes a lot to get fired from Walmart.

My son’s health insurance premiums are less than mine.

If all these agitators could do is get one person to walk out, then I am not too worried about those employees striking. Son said no one was out where he worked last night.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 6:14:30 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: libertarian27
This is union thugs trying to corrupt Walmart and raise prices for poor people.you can bet the marchers are trucked in from union halls and people hired below minimum wage to demonstrate.

The Labor Relations Board is controlled by Unions and retail, medical and the restaurant industry are going to face these demonstrations over the next four years. Unions destroy, Obama destroys.

22 posted on 11/23/2012 6:18:11 AM PST by paguch
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To: circlecity
"We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz, a former Walmart employee . . .

Why wait until December 26? In the world where most of us work, that's called job abandonment. He gave the employer no prior notice. He deserves none.

23 posted on 11/23/2012 6:18:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tobyhill

This idiot moron is angling to improve on 30 to 40 cents an hour after a year raise... for doing the same old thing, what a maroon.

The American Way is to do a BANG-UP job, whatever it is, to 100+% of your ability, and then, WITHOUT ANY RAISE WHATSOEVER, with high productivity and showing imagination and innovation in his current job duties, would then be PROMOTED to some job that would CATAPULT his wage UP MUCH higher than any raise could EVER do.

[works for govt workers - they must have at least 4 different ways to get more money, with COLA, merit increase, bonus, step increase, etc]


24 posted on 11/23/2012 6:19:45 AM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Larry Lucido
One worker walked off the job at H&H Bagels over his right to celebrate Festivus.

But he really had to use the bathroom, so they hired him back.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 6:19:49 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: Tupelo

My sister says at least a half dozen employees walk out of Walmart where she works on an average day. Usually they’re spoiled teenagers mad that they’re expected to work.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 6:25:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill
"We want a fair wage for a good days work. We're not asking for a lot. People start at barely over minimum wage, and only go up 30 to 40 cents per year."

He cited what protesters said were needs for both better pay and better health care coverage.

Economic ignorance on display. If you don't like working for minimum wage, go get a job that pays $100,000 a year. But wait.....you have no skills worth that kind of money to anyone. Life's a bitch. And another thing, you decide what's a fair wage for a days work. If you don't think it's fair, go work somewhere else for more money. Damn, we're back to that no marketable skills thing. An Obama voter for sure.

27 posted on 11/23/2012 6:26:36 AM PST by wny
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To: tobyhill
Trading purported "low" salary, for NO salary.

Attention Walmart demonstrators: THERE IS NO NOBILITY IN BEING STUPID
28 posted on 11/23/2012 6:29:35 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: wny

I saw some clown on the news carrying a sign saying “I DEMAND RESPECT!”

These idiots don’t even want to earn respect, they think its another “right” no matter how badly they behave.


29 posted on 11/23/2012 6:30:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

Gas and food prices eat up their discretionary spending. Complain about that and see if the media will cover it.


30 posted on 11/23/2012 6:31:40 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.Not)
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To: paguch

This morning FoxNews tried to interview WalMart strikers.

All any of them would say was “talk to the green shirt”.

Zombies.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 6:32:56 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: tobyhill

As someone who used to work in grocery store management and later worked some part time retail jobs to make ends meet when I was out of work or underemployed a few years ago and couldn’t get a job in my field (HR/payroll/general accounting), a good number of retail “workers” should count themselves lucky there is a federal minimum wage as a number of them really aren’t worth even that. That’s not to say all, but from what I observed a good number.


32 posted on 11/23/2012 6:36:40 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: tobyhill

The protest is being moved from store to store in buses and only 1 employee from the store in the video joined them.

So who is paying for the buses?


33 posted on 11/23/2012 6:39:03 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: tobyhill

Here is your pink slip...
If it wasn’t for Wal-mart, millions of ugly, obese, smelly,
stupid people, would never have a job.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 6:43:21 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Paid union trouble makers called salting.

•The union sends out a member/employee to apply for and get a job with the company, while concealing his/her union membership/employment. When the “salt” is hired, he/she usually openly tries to organize the other employees, and he/she may even picket the jobsite being worked on, claiming that the company is unfair to its employees. The “salt” normally ends up violating company rules until he/she is fired, or voluntarily quits. The union then files an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB, charging that the company discriminated against the salt.
http://www.fklaborlaw.com/articles/Union-Salting-Objectives.html

Salting is a labor uniontactic involving the act of getting a job at a specific workplace with the intent oforganizing a union.[1] A person so employed is called a “salt”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_(union_organizing)


35 posted on 11/23/2012 6:47:39 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: tobyhill
"We're here not to bash Walmart, but to make Walmart a better place to work," said Jerry Synowicz, a Walmart employee,
Riiiiight Jerry. And you work at Walmart why again? Maybe because it's they're the only company that would HIRE YOU! Or did you get like 50 offers of high paying corp gigs from the resumes you sent out but you picked Walmart because you're a 'people person'.

(and who says a getting BA in History, Majoring in Ancient Assyrian Poetry with a Minor in Sanskrit, was a waste of money --- you showed 'em, right!!)

36 posted on 11/23/2012 6:49:56 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: tobyhill

So if these employees get their way and unionize how much of their hard earned hourly rate will go to the union? Will they make more or less?


37 posted on 11/23/2012 7:01:21 AM PST by Mastador1
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To: tobyhill

Labor Relations Board hasn’t had the “time to rule on Friday’s ‘walkout’” - yet!


38 posted on 11/23/2012 7:12:19 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thanks. The stories coming from those who either work for Walmart, or have relatives who do, are vastly different from the stories coming from the union organizers.


39 posted on 11/23/2012 7:32:00 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: tobyhill

“You’re Fired!”

S-can the deadbeats. They obviously don’t want to work anyway.


40 posted on 11/23/2012 7:35:35 AM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: tobyhill

Fire them all and there will be a thousand people standing in line to take each job.


41 posted on 11/23/2012 7:36:09 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: baddog 219

You never hear about unionized fatsos complaining about unfair salaries of their bossesssss!!!


42 posted on 11/23/2012 7:36:41 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: tobyhill

Fire them all and there will be a thousand people standing in line to take each job.


43 posted on 11/23/2012 7:45:44 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: tobyhill

“We want a fair wage for a good days work. We’re not asking for a lot. People start at barely over minimum wage, and only go up 30 to 40 cents per year.”

...here’s my request/ Take a course in economics you stupid ass! Define “fair wage”. $10? $20? $100 per hour?


44 posted on 11/23/2012 7:49:47 AM PST by albie
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To: tobyhill

With 16% real unemployment it shouldn’t be hard to get replacement workers.


45 posted on 11/23/2012 8:04:24 AM PST by pfflier
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To: righttackle44
Break a union for Jesus.

HAHAHAHA! Quote of the day..

46 posted on 11/23/2012 8:06:34 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: tobyhill
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47 posted on 11/23/2012 8:09:58 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Theo

This whole thing is a UNION CREATED NONSENSE!

Kmart opened its doors at 6AM on THANSKGIVING.. no one mentioned that....

I used to shop on thanksgiving morning for years, a regional store called AMES used to have its thanksgiving madness sale and opened on thanksgiving morning and was open all day with its “black friday” deals... my routine back then was go to AIMES do my shopping then from there go to my mothers for Thanksgiving Dinner.

This whole thing is NONSENSE, and just the unions trying to create a backlash where none existed.


48 posted on 11/23/2012 8:10:08 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Wiser now

Of course they are, if WalMart treated their employees as badly as the Unions claim do you think they would be as big as they are?

Employers can only get away with so much, yes, when the economy is bad they can get away with more than when it is good, but even there there is only so much they can do.

It is not in a companies best interest long term to treat employees like crap. Usually when you find stories of employees truly being abused especially in a large organization, its usually (not always, but far more often than not) a rogue manager than a systemic problem or policy.


49 posted on 11/23/2012 8:15:18 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: tobyhill

just waiting for Obama and the Dems to get involved ,they hate Walmart


50 posted on 11/23/2012 8:20:35 AM PST by molson209
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