Skip to comments.The Wal-Mart Posse
Posted on 10/18/2006 5:18:01 AM PDT by Brilliant
Wal-Mart may be expanding in the People's Republic of China, but here in capitalist America the low-price retailer has become the Democratic Party's favorite pinata. The media like to portray this as a populist uprising... But what they don't ...disclose is that this entire get-Wal-Mart campaign is a political operation led and funded by organized labor.
We've done a little digging into the two most prominent anti-Wal-Mart groups, and they might as well operate out of AFL-CIO headquarters. An outfit called Wal-Mart Watch was created by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), probably the most powerful union in America after the National Education Association. Wal-Mart Watch is backed by Five Stones, a 501(c)3 organization that received $2,775,000 in 2005 from the SEIU, or 56% of its $5 million budget. According to financial records, SEIU also gave Five Stones $1 million in 2004 to launch the anti-Wal-Mart group...
A second group, Wake Up Wal-Mart, is more or less a subsidiary of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). Wake Up Wal-Mart refuses to divulge its funding sources, but here is what we do know: The group was founded by the UFCW, is housed at UFCW headquarters, and its campaign director's $135,000 salary is paid by the UFCW.
Wake Up Wal-Mart also has close ties to the Democratic Party. Its union-funded campaign director is Paul Blank, who was political director of Howard Dean's failed Presidential campaign. The group sponsored a 19 state, 35-day bus tour across the U.S. earlier this year, staging anti-Wal-Mart rallies. Nearly every major Democratic Presidential hopeful has joined in the Wal-Mart-bashing, including Senators Joe Biden and Evan Bayh, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and trial lawyer-turned-man-of the-people John Edwards. They all seem to believe they have to take this line to pass union muster for 2008...
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I'd rather see the Teamsters organize Wal-Mart.
This is to keep the employees from helping friends steal stuff. Run the TV near the scanner while scanning a different UPC - ding - $1.99. Run a couple of DVDs over the security disabler but cover up the UPC while scanning - ding - free. The store is just doing a quick check to make sure that what's on the receipt looks like what's in the cart on your way out.
I've never seen it in a Wal-Mart, but it happens in Sam's every time I go.
Please consult with an attorney before following that course of action, you'll save yourself a whole lot of trouble.
My checker explained to me that the theft rate was UP and flat screen TV's and other such high ticket items were "walking" out the store..
I don't mind, since it keeps the theft and costs down..
Even the Walmart bashers will have to recognize that the union scum has been behind these phony organizations all along. The truth hurts.
"But what they don't disclose is that this entire get-Wal-Mart campaign is a political operation led and funded by organized labor."
I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you! *WINK*
Will be going to Wal-Mart tomorrow to spend a few bucks just to irritate the libs. :)
Oh, they'll recognize it alright-------and avoid this thread like the plague :)
I'm going Friday :)
So you abuse the person doing his job? Never worked a hard day in your life right?
Whenever people act like that over being asked for a receipt you know 2 things.
1. That they don't have a decent bone in their body.
2. They've never worked a hard day in their life.
I'm going there eating KFC wearing a fur coat and with various Republican bumper stickers on my car.
Another person who thinks they are above everyone else thinking abusing employees at Wal Mart is okay.
Every time I see a scumbag abuse a greeter I feel bad for their kids and spouse.
No decent human being does this.
2. They've never worked a hard day in their life.
You know nothing about me, so keep your opinions to yourself.
And I work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The work I do would probably make you cry like a little girl.
If you don't like the way I treat people who are basically accusing me of shoplifting, I have one word for you...TOUGH!
So, buzz off.
Here in Milothian,Va they check but only if the security scanner goes off. Usually its because the DVD's didn't get their security RFID's deactivated properly. I have no issue with it personally!
Better be armed, if you're going to go THAT far, LOL!
Do you also refuse to shop Costco?
With those large high dollars items it is hard to deactivate the security devices in them. And very easy to let high value items walk out the door with out simple precautions.
Theft loss comes out of the employees annual bonus. They are doing their job, not trying to embarrass or get a black helicopter to follow you home.
Bet your a real nice person all the way through the store to deal with.
You've got a seriously bad attitude.....and if this is an example of how you conduct yourself in public, well, I can actually understand you being stopped.
That being said, I don't expect it to ever become an issue.