Skip to comments.Walmart Workers Protest Over Compensation At Oakland Store [Hostess Twinkie Them!]
Posted on 11/22/2012 8:08:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
About 20 people gathered in front of the Oakland Walmart store on Edgewater Drive Wednesday to demand better pay and work schedules.
Richmond Walmart store employee Anthony Bravo joined fellow demonstrators and said the company starts associates at minimum wage, but reported $15 billion in profits last year.
We didnt see nothing. I didnt see none of that. It really makes me upset that they can make all of this money out of profits and were barely surviving, Bravo said.
With the chant of Walmart, Walmart youre no good. Treat your workers like you should, Bravo and the others marched through the stores with signs for about 10 minutes.
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I keep asking what the caliber of the gun held to their heads when they applied for the jobs and then signed the employment agreement.
Must have been a doozie. Maybe a bazooka...
“Overpaid” and “Walmart” are oxymorons.
I saw video of these idiots. I hope they get fired.
was that Jesse Jackson jr with the load hailer ?
The idiots see the $15billion profit and are totally clueless as to what that represents and what it took to achieve that. They were well compensated for their contribution. If they think they and their talents are worth more, I totally support them. They should move on and find a better way to put their talents to use. In the mean time they should get on their knees and thank God that Walmart has compensated them for relatively mindless efforts that would in no ways support them if those employees exerted those efforts independent of Walmart.
“I keep asking what the caliber of the gun held to their heads when they applied for the jobs and then signed the employment agreement.”
Once upon a time, someone with limited skills and education could get a decent manufacturing job with good pay and bennies. Alas, most of those jobs are gone from the Fruited Plain (thanks to offshoring and “free trade” agreements) so all that’s left are low-paying service jobs with lousy benefits. That is the “bazooka” that forced these workers to take these jobs.
Remedial grammar may be the solution to your problem.
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Fire them, then have the police haul them away for trespassing.
Perhaps administering a basic grammar test for applicants would weed out some of the idiots. The strikers are so stupid they don’t even know they’re stupid.
Those manufacturing jobs are gone because of union greed.
>>Once upon a time, someone with limited skills and education could get a decent manufacturing job with good pay and bennies. Alas, most of those jobs are gone from the Fruited Plain (thanks to offshoring and free trade agreements) so all thats left are low-paying service jobs with lousy benefits. That is the bazooka that forced these workers to take these jobs<<
You can only afford an apartment near an airport, so move in and then tell them to move the airport.
Those jobs have been gone for over a generation. Even when I was a kid we had moved to a service economy. You can no more hold back globalization that you can stop the ocean tide with your hand.
There is a solution for those with limited skills and education: GET skills and education. And don’t whine “it’s too hard!” My mom got an AA degree at night with 7 kids at home!
Again, here in the Fruited Plain, we have things called “contracts.” They are based on a mutual agreement. If you don’t like the terms, don’t sign the agreement. Don’t sign and then whine and blubber because you don’t like what you signed. And CERTAINLY don’t put other people out because you are such a crybaby.
These folks should be fired wholesale (or retail, either way).
If you want better pay and benefits then go find a job that offers them.
No, they’re gone because manufacturers would rather set up shop someplace where they can pay some 10 year old $1/hour and dump sludge into the nearest body of water. If the comments on this thread represent conservatism’s attitude toward the American worker, then we can expect many more 2012s. Sad.
“You can no more hold back globalization that you can stop the ocean tide with your hand.”
That comment reeks of defeatism.
If Walmart had to hire union knuckledraggers, nobody would shop there. I know for sure that I wouldn’t.
>>You can no more hold back globalization that you can stop the ocean tide with your hand.
That comment reeks of defeatism.<<
That isn’t defeatism. It is a fact. Now just now but for 30-40 years at least.
To suggest otherwise is just a sign you live in a fantasy world.
And here in Realsville, we live in the Real World.
For most manufactured goods in the USA, labor accounts for less then 10% of the retail price. Off shoring production only saves a few pennies on the dollar. A small tariff of say 5% would raise revenue an offset that. Thomas Jefferson would agree.