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Critics: Walmart Protests Lack Actual Walmart Employees ^ | November 25, 2013 | Bill McMorris

Posted on 11/25/2013 9:42:40 PM PST by grundle

Union front groups are planning more than 1,500 protests at Walmarts nationwide on Black Friday despite lacking significant support from actual employees, critics say.

The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), a self-proclaimed subsidiary of the United Food and Commercial Workers retail union (UFCW), says it will picket 1,500 stores the day after Thanksgiving, one of the largest shopping days of the year.

“Associates do stick together and look out for each other. We have to because Walmart and the Waltons seem to be fine with the financial struggles that we’re all facing,” Colorado Walmart employee Barbara Gertz said in an OUR Walmart release. “We’re are all in the same situation, one that Walmart creates by paying us poverty wages.”

Gertz appears to represent a small minority of Walmart’s 1.3 million employees. OUR Walmart’s 2012 Black Friday protest featured thousands of demonstrators, but less than 50 actual associates, according to the company. Labor watchdogs expect more of the same this year, especially because the worker center keeps focusing on the number of protests, rather than the number of employee dissidents.

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1 posted on 11/25/2013 9:42:40 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
“We’re are all in the same situation, one that Walmart creates by paying us poverty wages.”

Nobody is forcing you to work at Walmart, Barbara, you friggin' parasite.

If you don't like it there, look for a job elsewhere.

2 posted on 11/25/2013 9:54:53 PM PST by Washi
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To: Washi

exactly, she should move on to greener pastures

3 posted on 11/25/2013 10:00:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Washi

Or better yet - put up everything you have plus borrow a whole lot more and work 80 hour weeks with no salary for a few years as a business owner.

4 posted on 11/25/2013 10:02:09 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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To: grundle

I’ll bet 99% of them can’t even speak English.

5 posted on 11/25/2013 10:09:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my health insurance policy?)
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To: grundle

Sounds like a time for lots of Breitbarts with video cams to interview protesters. Some of the protesters are bound to tell the truth about why they are there and how much they are getting paid and who is paying them.

6 posted on 11/25/2013 10:35:11 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: grundle

Maybe that will be a great day to walk over the union goons to support Walmart.

7 posted on 11/25/2013 10:36:15 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: grundle

I doubt if they will come to our Walmart store, and if they do, they will be treated respectfully and ignored.

8 posted on 11/25/2013 11:26:30 PM PST by pallis
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To: grundle
Counter-protest group: LOUSY*

*Look Out Unions Screwing You!

9 posted on 11/25/2013 11:55:11 PM PST by twister881
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To: grundle

The Organization United for Respect at Walmart is a communist front.

From the HUAC:

In the appendix of this pamphlet you will find listed the officers and
address for each district of the Communist Party in the United States.

41. Who can become a member of the Comtnunist Party of the
United States?

Anybody over 17 years of age who can convince the Party that his
first loyalty will be to the Soviet Union and that he is able to do the
Party’s work as a Soviet agent.

He must be an active member of a Party unit. He must obey ALL
Party decisions. He must read the Party literature. He must pay dues

42. How do you go about joining the Party?

You must know some member ‘in good standing who will vouch for
you to his Party unit. Your acceptance still depends on the verdict
of Party officials that you WILL AND CAN obey orders.

43. Canyoube asecretm^ember?

All Communists are secret members until authorized by the Party
to reveal their connection. Party membership records are kept in
code. Communists have a real name and a “Party name.”

44. Are meetings public like those of ordinary political parties.’’

No, meetings are secret and at secret addresses. Records are all
secret and in code. Public demonstrations are held at regular periods.

45. What dues do you have to pay?

They are adjusted according to income. They may range from as
low as 2 cents a week to $15 a week with special assessments in addition.

46. What do you have to promise?

To carry out Communist Party orders promptly. To submit with-
out question to Party decisions and discipline.
To work for “The triumph of Soviet power in the United States.”

47. After you join, what do you have to do?

You have to obey the Party in all things. It may tell you to change
your home, your job, your husband, or wife. It may order you to lie,
steal, rob, or to go out into the street and fight.


It claims the power to tell you what to think and what to do every
day of your life.

When you become a Communist, you become a revolutionary agent,
under a discipline more strict than the United States Army, Navy,
Marines, or Air Force have ever known.

48. Why do people become Communists then?

Basically, because they seek power and recognize the opportunities
that Communism offers the unscrupulous.

But no matter why a particular person becomes a Communist,
every member of the Party must be regarded the same way, as one seek-
ing to overthrow the Government of the United States.

49. What kind of people become Communists?

The real center of power in Communism is within the professional

Of course, a few poor people respond to the Communist claim that
it is a “working class movement.”

But taken as a whole the Party depends for its strength on the sup-
port it gets from teachers, preachers, actors, writers, union officials,
doctors, lawyers, editors, businessmen, and even from millionaires.

30. Can you quit being a Communist when you want to?

The Communists regard themselves as being in a state of actual
war against life as the majority of Americans want it.

Therefore, Party members who quit or fail to obey orders are
looked on as traitors to the “class war” and they may expect to suffer
accordingly when and as the Party gets around to them.

31. How does the Communist Party of the United States work,
day by day?

The Communist Party of the United States works inside the law
and the Constitution, and outside the law and the Constitution with
intent to get control any way it can.

32. What are some types of Communist activities within the

Working their way into key positions in the schools, the churches,


the labor unions, and farm organizations. Inserting Communist
propaganda into art, literature, and entertainment. Nominating or^
seeking control of candidates for public office. The immediate objec-
tive of the Communist Party is to confuse and divide the majority so 1
that in a time of chaos they can seize control.

33. What are some types of Communist activities outside the law?

Spying, sabotage, passport fraud, perjury, counterfeiting, rioting,
disloyalty in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

54. What are some official newspapers or m^agazines of the
Communist Party?

Daily and Sunday Worker, 50 East Thirteenth Street, New York
City; Morning Freiheit, 50 East Thirteenth Street, Nev^^ York City;
Daily Peoples World, 590 Folsom Street, San Francisco, Calif.;
Masses and Mainstream, 832 Broadway, New York City; Political
Affairs, 832 Broadway, New York City. There are also numerous
foreign language publications.

55. Does the Party also publish books and pamphlets?

Yes, thousands of them, through such official publishing houses as:
International Publishers, 381 Fourth Street, New York City; Workers
Library Publishers, 832 Broadway, New York City; New Century
Publishers, 832 Broadway, New York City.

56. Does the Party have public speakers and press agents?

Hundreds of them, paid and unpaid, public and secret, hired and
volunteered, intentional and unintentional.

Publicity seeking is one of the Party’s principal “legal” occupations,
intended to confuse people on all important issues of the day.

5 7. How does the Party get the money for all this?

At first it received money from Moscow but now it raises millions
of dollars here in the United States through dues, foundations, en-
dowments, special drives, and appeals.

58. Do only Com?nunists carry out Communist work?

No. The Party uses what it calls “Fellow Travelers” and “Front
Organizations” in some of its most effective work.


59. What is a felloiv traveler?

One who sympathizes with the Party’s aims and serves the Party’s
purposes in one or more respects without actually holding a Party card.

60. Is he Important in the Communist movem-ent?

Vital. The fellow traveler is the HOOK with which the Party
reaches out for funds and respectability and the WEDGE that it drives
between people who try to move against it.

61 . What is a Communist front?

An organization created or captured by the Communists to do
the Party’s work in special fields. The front organization is Com-
munism’s greatest weapon in this country today and takes it places it
could never go otherwise — among people who would never willingly
act as Party agents.

It is usually found hiding among groups devoted to idealistic activi-
ties. Here are lo examples out of hundreds of Communist fronts
which have been exposed :

1. American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.

2. American Slav Congress. .

3. American Youth for Democracy.

4. Civil Rights Congress.

5. Congress of American Women.

6. Council for Pan-American Democracy.

7. International Workers Order.

8. National Committee to Win the Peace.

9. People’s Institute of Applied Religion.
10. League of American Writers.

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To: A CA Guy

If they try standing in front of the (opened) doors when the Black Friday crowd wants in...

11 posted on 11/26/2013 1:54:15 AM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: A CA Guy

As much as I dislike the Walmart experience,
I’m there dude! Day after T-day with cash.

12 posted on 11/26/2013 2:20:11 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

I hate these stupid idiots. It’s a JOB, you jerks one forces you to be there!!

I work at Target. FINALLY, after months, our sales are on the upswing. This is a GOOD thing!!! I’m salaried, so I might even get my bonus for working long hours all year.

Our store doesn’t open until 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Who cares ....most of the relatives have gone home by then. And then in will come the young parents and others who may not otherwise be able to afford crap for their kids or whomever and LOVE these black Friday deals.

I just commented on the FB post of my deranged liberal uncle who is posting on the evils of Target and Wal-Mart being open. I kindly reminded him I work there, and I am thankful their sales are going to do well.

13 posted on 11/26/2013 3:45:27 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: grundle

Fraudulent just like the elections.

14 posted on 11/26/2013 3:52:40 AM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: grundle

WalMart is so terrible that 23,000 people applied for the 600 available positions expected at new WalMarts planned for the DC area.

15 posted on 11/26/2013 4:09:02 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: grundle

If they value their lives they had better not get in the way of the Gimmedats that are sitting outside the doors looking for bargains.

16 posted on 11/26/2013 4:49:13 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Washi

what skills does “Barbara” bring to the workplace?
Stocking shelves, punching a cash register, or icing cakes?

Even so if 2 Walmart workers are married to each other (ahem married) that effectively doubles those “poverty wages” and creates an entry to the lower middle class.

No one comments on the obvious when the single mother workers complain that the corporate world is keepin’ them down

17 posted on 11/26/2013 4:50:15 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: LibsRJerks

Glad to hear sales are looking up!

I like Tar-gey and will be shopping there this year!

18 posted on 11/26/2013 4:51:26 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: grundle
U.F.C.W. might as well stick to their tactic of sending union members into Wal-Mart, filling carts full of perishible goods and then abandoning them, it's what they are good at.
19 posted on 11/26/2013 5:15:04 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: grundle

There are thousands of unemployed people who would love to go to work for Walmart.

20 posted on 11/26/2013 5:25:44 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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