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Walmart workers laud their wage protest as success
AFP ^

Posted on 11/24/2012 8:27:40 PM PST by Arthurio

SECAUCUS, New Jersey - Walmart workers hailed their wage protest Saturday, saying their walkout on ‘Black Friday’ had shown the world’s largest retailer their determination to fight against all odds.

Hundreds of protesters targeted Walmart stores across the United States on Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, accusing the bargain superstore of ripping off its own employees. The protests were designed to disrupt the Black Friday shopping frenzy, after Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, when deep discounts pull in waves of customers.

“Today’s protests at Walmart stores across the country are a reminder of the enormous power of working people uniting to demand a better future with a living wage, affordable healthcare and respect on the job,” said Mary Kay Henry, president of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.com.pk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: seiu; uniongoons; walmart

1 posted on 11/24/2012 8:27:44 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

We’ll be seeing some of you as unemployed Occupiers next year.


2 posted on 11/24/2012 8:33:54 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Arthurio

This is enormous power?

Oh, please. Don’t roflol me to death.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 8:34:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Arthurio

Geez, these people are like the radical jihadis, they take a million to one casualties and call it a success.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 8:34:12 PM PST by ully2
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To: Arthurio

AWWWW GEEE..no one protested here.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 8:34:47 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Arthurio

SEIU? I did not realize that Wal-Mart was union?


6 posted on 11/24/2012 8:36:37 PM PST by b cool
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To: Arthurio

Very few of the “protestors” were actually WalMart employees. They were mainly bussed-in SEIU morons.

Guess what, SEIU.....you walking, breathing excrement....you failed. Huge. Big time. You couldn’t pull this off if you actually knew what you were doing.

WalMart had probably their biggest Black Friday ever....in their history.

SEIU....you got your asses handed to you. Live it. Breathe it. Embrace the horror, assholes.

We’re onto you.

Signed,

The US of A.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 8:52:58 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Arthurio

ROTFL! There wasn’t any Walmart workers involved. It was a bunch of SEIU Neanderthals who were out their failing. SEIU is a bunch of freeloading, commie losers who all should be in prison for impersonating human beings. Lowlifes!


8 posted on 11/24/2012 8:55:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: b cool

WRONG.

You didn’t realize that Walmart was GOVERNMENT.

It is the SEIU - i.e. Government workers union.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 8:59:35 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Arthurio
Numbers, numbers, numbers. I read another article that said there were fewer than 50 protestors nationwide. (Actually, it said "less" than 50 but I corrected them.)
10 posted on 11/24/2012 9:18:49 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Arthurio

From CBS news:
Walmart U.S Chief Executive Bill Simon claimed in a statement that not nearly as many employees walked out as the union had expected.

“Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Walmart associates,” he said.

“We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the protest nationwide. In fact, this year, roughly the same number of associates missed their scheduled shift as last year,” Simon said.....

None of those protesting at a Walmart in South Philadelphia actually worked there. CBS Philadelphia affiliate KYW-TV spoke to one worker who didn’t agree with what was going on outside. “Everything they’re saying is wrong, wrong, absolutely wrong,” the employee said. “They give us benefits, they give us extras, they give us parties, we get bonuses, this is all wrong.”


11 posted on 11/24/2012 9:23:47 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Arthurio; Charles Henrickson

“Success”

If you define that as being totally ineffective and totally ignored, then yeah, it was. lol.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 9:32:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RightOnline; FlingWingFlyer

This story, and a couple of previous stories, are essentially fabrications by ‘The Nation’, a communist/Democrat propaganda organ published and edited by Katrina vanden Heuvel and kept afloat by some big time lefty “donors”.

With these stories ‘The Nation’ is trying to act as one corner of an Alinksy diamond in the hope that a few more corners of the diamond will be established if only a few Democrat “mainstream” newsroom allies would pick up the damn cue and run with it.

The problem the newsrooms are having (and the newsrooms would LOVE to help out) is actually finding a Walmart that experienced a genuine walkout problem of any significance. And this is in spite of union operatives no doubt having placed “plants” in the employment of some Walmart stores to agitate and organize... and to “walk out” on cue, where they can join bussed-in groups of paid, deadbeat “protesters” out in the parking lot.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 9:46:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Arthurio

Once upon a time the music was about love making the World go round, but the past few decades the Left has seen to it that love has been replaced with bullshit.

The World is still going round, but it just isn’t the same.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 9:47:00 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I heard one report on a news show yesterday that said “four busloads” of “Walmart workers” showed up at a store to “protest”. LOL! Those idiots in the commie “media” think we are morons and that they are the smart ones. They may be right 47% of the time but conservatives aren’t buying it.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 9:50:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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International scumbags


16 posted on 11/24/2012 11:03:09 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: Arthurio

Let’s see. “50 WalMart employee protestors out of about 1 million or so (or whatever). Not good odds for union organizing.

In fact, I had that many people and cats over for Thanksgiving Dinner

Looks like the commies in the SEIU took it on the chin this time. I miss Andy Stern, Mr. Communist Street Thug himself. This new broad is 3rd rate and in decline.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 11:30:46 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Arthurio

I was out early on Friday and went to a number of Walmarts. I didn’t see any protesters at all in south Florida. My brother in northern GA said nothing unusual at his WM store either. The union people who are doing this are basically Obama/democratic supporters. I think the media builds up lots of these stories to wear people down so they will stop celebrating Christmas (birth of Jesus) (they use the commercialism of the holiday as propaganda. They are very clever. It also attacks free market system/capitalism.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 12:53:17 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. .Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: GeronL
S3 them thugs.
19 posted on 11/25/2012 1:03:54 AM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground. Enforce the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Arthurio

They successfully got me to shop there.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 2:58:08 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Arthurio

“Hundreds ... across the country.”

*snicker*


21 posted on 11/25/2012 3:43:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I envy your cats


22 posted on 11/25/2012 3:45:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Arthurio
Did the get a pay raise?
No. . . . . .
Then they lost.
After Little Rock views the tapes, they will have nothing. . . . . NADA
23 posted on 11/25/2012 3:48:29 AM PST by DeaconRed (We couldn't beat the worst human being on GODS earth. The party is done for.)
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To: Arthurio

Bunk.

No one even noticed the protesters except as a handful of loud-mouthed morons at the front door handing out fliers.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 5:36:48 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Arthurio
If Walmart is so anti union why is every super center in China unionized? They “partnered” with the DOT to rewrite the logistics carrier laws, that they wrote to put every other business and private carrier at a financial disadvantage. They were a major proponent of Obamacare. They were a major proponent of increase of the minimum wage. Their former international CE violated international law and when he was caught they promoted him. They contract the cheapest electronic hardware, so cheap that the manufacturers don't back their own products. I don't understand why they are held so dear on this forum.
25 posted on 11/25/2012 7:02:29 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: JohnJackson

I can tell you from experience they are not on our side. They chose to comply instead of fight. If Mr. Sam were still alive I would say differently.


27 posted on 11/25/2012 3:59:17 PM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Alinsky diamond” — ? Was unable to find info on, where can I find it? TIA


28 posted on 11/26/2012 6:55:23 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: cyn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts


29 posted on 11/26/2012 8:54:06 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for the link, great comments there.

I’m aware of the practice, just not by diamond name, and have attended “community input” (*snort*) meetings that have obviously used it.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 10:19:16 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Delphi technique


31 posted on 11/28/2012 8:21:41 AM PST by cyn (Benghazi. That says it all.)
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