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WMass Walmart stores picketed on Black Friday(by activists)
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Posted on 11/23/2012 4:44:11 PM PST by matt04

On the biggest shopping day of the year, some people here in western Massachusetts participated in one of the largest protests against Walmart, America’s largest retailer.

At stores in Springfield, Ware, and Northampton, protestors chanted slogans like: “Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.” As Black Friday shoppers walked in with their holiday gift shopping lists, they were given flyers from protesters.

The local demonstrations were part of a larger nationwide rally for workers’ rights.

In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after their shifts.

Many people protesting in Northampton told 22News that they were standing up against Walmart because they say company offers lower-than-average wages, and it's unwilling to let its employees unionize.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: northampton; unions; walmart
Maybe, just maybe, WalMart employees don't want to have $10-20 taken from their paycheck by the Union each week for the privilege to work.
1 posted on 11/23/2012 4:44:16 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

this is funny.

The workers aren’t striking. heh


2 posted on 11/23/2012 4:45:41 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: matt04
There's a whole lot of whining going on out dare!!!

This is America. It is still a free country. If you don't like Walmart, DON'T FLUKEN SHOP THERE! MORONS! Geez LIFE ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE. Don't make it any tougher than it is.

3 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: matt04

The Black Friday Walmart walkouts are being orchestrated straight out of the White Hut. Van Jones has been planning it for four years.

Once Walmart goes down, the rest of the employers in the country will follow in short order.

Ubama is going to give the unions card-check, and the NLRB is going to force all employers to turn over the names and addresses of all their employees to the unions.

With these two tools, Trumka and his fellow travelers can forge the signatures of employees and unionize any company without the consent of the employer or employees.

And their first target is going to be Walmart and the hundreds of millions of dollars of union dues they will be able to extort for the Democrat campaign-finance slush fund.

Soon, all the workers in the entire country will be paying into the Democrat campaign-finance slush fund through forced union membership and forced union dues.

Labor unions are America’s Communist Party.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:35 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: matt04

They’re following Marxist memes like turd world sheep.


5 posted on 11/23/2012 4:51:11 PM PST by Track9
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Double bump.


6 posted on 11/23/2012 4:52:37 PM PST by Track9
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To: matt04
“Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.”

Fine, don't shop there. Dear protesters, I don't much like your attitude either.

In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after their shifts.

I see. So it is mostly non Walmart people that are pushing for this. Even those few employees who are participating are continuing to work, rather than walking out, really making a statement. Take a lesson from Hostess, the auto industry, steel industry, etc. etc. A union, any union, will drive your company out of business. They don't exist to "protect workers rights." They exist to draw money and power to themselves, using you. The more they take from you and the company, the less resources your company has to remain competitive, and the dimmer your long-term prospects are.

7 posted on 11/23/2012 4:58:33 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: matt04

For those of you in Rio-Linda, do you homework about what Northampton is all about. Put on your Beck-ian linage hat to see who and what are working in conjuction to get airplay...


8 posted on 11/23/2012 5:01:25 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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>> “Walmart rich and rude… we don’t like your attitude.”

Idiots and their quaint rhymes.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 5:04:10 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: matt04
"they were standing up against Walmart because they say company offers lower-than-average wages, and it's unwilling to let its employees unionize."

Notice they didn't say that Walmart pays minimum wage. Because they usually pay way over that level.

And WTF is "lower-than-average" for a store clerk in any industry?

10 posted on 11/23/2012 5:20:40 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: taildragger

Lesbian capital of America....Welcome to the People’s Republic of Massholes!


11 posted on 11/23/2012 5:23:56 PM PST by acapesket
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To: boop

Next time I hear this I think I will point out that the wages are much, much, lower than the average Union boss, business agent, organizer, etc. who for some reason usually make 75K and up.


12 posted on 11/23/2012 5:27:44 PM PST by matt04
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To: taildragger; acapesket

I’ve refereed to is as the People’s Republic withing the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Same with Cambridge.


13 posted on 11/23/2012 5:30:46 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

That area of MA is moonbat central.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 5:38:41 PM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: taildragger
For those of you in Rio-Linda, do you homework about what Northampton is all about. Put on your Beck-ian linage hat to see who and what are working in conjuction to get airplay...

Northampton is Lesbianopolis, USA. Some guys live there too, like that Maddow dude on MSNBC.
15 posted on 11/23/2012 5:51:14 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GeronL

“...at other locations, employees joined the protests after their shifts.”

Apparently, some were. They need IDing and firing.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 5:57:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: matt04
Operating engineers in Central IN have about $14... PER HOUR going to the union
17 posted on 11/23/2012 6:20:28 PM PST by digger48
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To: matt04

Alas, eventually the growing American enthusiasm for the perceived “fairness” of Marxism will prevail, management will go union, and Wal-Mart will begin its slow but inexorable decline toward mediocrity, failure and bankruptcy.

The Great American Saga in reverse; a tale for the Twenty-first century.


18 posted on 11/23/2012 6:38:39 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: matt04
In Northampton, the majority of those rallying were nearby residents Communists and not store employees, though at other locations, employees joined the protests after their shifts.

This is Northampton after all.

19 posted on 11/23/2012 6:46:28 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LostInBayport

“Northampton is Lesbianopolis, USA. Some guys live there too, like that Maddow dude on MSNBC.”

Northampton:
The strange place where women love women and men are unwanted...


20 posted on 11/23/2012 6:56:07 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide
The strange place where women love women and men are unwanted just want to watch... :~))
21 posted on 11/23/2012 7:07:02 PM PST by Ditto
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To: matt04
I post this on the Daily Mass Readings thread....not bad advice.

Daily Marriage Tip for November 23, 2012:

The simplicity movement promotes the day after Thanksgiving as Buy Nothing Day. Celebrate this day by playing games, telling stories, singing, etc. as a family. Even if you still buy stuff on other days, this is a way to honor the spirit of home-made entertainment.


22 posted on 11/23/2012 7:13:18 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Ditto
The strange place where women love women and men are unwanted just want to watch... :~))

Um, no, you don't. What you'd see in Northampton ain't like the movies, bud. Think Rosie O'Donut and Janet Napolitano.
23 posted on 11/23/2012 7:29:38 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Road Glide
The strange place where women love women and men are unwanted...

Sounds like Jim Morrison:

People are strange
When you're unwanted
People look ugly
When you're alone

24 posted on 11/23/2012 8:15:23 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: matt04

I’d like to see the moonbats open a competing store selling free-range chickens and fair-trade... whatever. It could employ several people.


25 posted on 11/23/2012 8:21:27 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: matt04

Northampton? Island of Lesbos on the Conneticut River!


26 posted on 11/24/2012 6:16:27 AM PST by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: LostInBayport

There goes another fantasy. ;~))


27 posted on 11/24/2012 9:02:33 AM PST by Ditto
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