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Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout
Click Orlando ^ | 11/15/12 | Emily Jane Fox

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PST by Nachum

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -

A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world's largest retail store.

The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions.

One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackfriday; jobs; layoffs; losangeles; obama; obamacare; retail; walkout; walmart; workers
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Walmart has employees? Who knew?
1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:08:43 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why?


2 posted on 11/15/2012 4:09:41 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, they should definitely do this because their impeccable education, training and skills, coupled with our extremely low unemployment rate, will most certainly bring the evil corporation to its knees!


3 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:01 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Nachum

I can’t believe anyone is dumb enough to open a business in a state that allows unions.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:18 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: svcw

Why? Because Wal-Mart is evil, that’s why.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 4:11:37 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Nachum

are they trying to unionize??


6 posted on 11/15/2012 4:12:32 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Nachum
Let 'em rip.

For every one protesting, there are a hundred or more willing to take their job.

7 posted on 11/15/2012 4:14:41 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Nachum

Normally I don’t support union-like tactics like “walk-outs”, but since one of the family owners (one of Sam Walton’s sons) is a big Obama supporter, I find it humorously ironic that this is happening to him, and therefore I have no problem supporting the employees in this particular case.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 4:15:04 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Nachum

Oh good, thanks for the heads up. I bet that the Walmarts will be hiring back up employees and I hear that the unemployment numbers have gone up since the election.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 4:15:04 PM PST by Eva
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To: Nachum

Air traffic controller mentality?


10 posted on 11/15/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: Nachum

I don’t understand. How does quitting their jobs do anything


11 posted on 11/15/2012 4:15:25 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Nachum

I wish the local WalMart would have a walkout.

I need a job.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 4:15:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Nachum

I would have their final paycheck ready as they left the store.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:00 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: Nachum

Agenda journalism? I’ve never heard of it before! ...


14 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:00 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: fhayek

Walmart is not evil except in the eyes of anti business leftists. Walmart is the best run corporation in the world. Those of you who hate capitalism and business can’t comprehend the greatness of such a business entity.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:02 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

tell me about it


16 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

This is a workers of the world unite stunt by Soros because 0bama is the puppet dictator now. Fire them! Let Holder sue.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:21 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: fhayek

Oh, ok.
(I know you are being sarcastic)
WalMart was my biggest competitor when I was hiring for retail.
They had the lowest turn over for cashiers, in retail the average is about six weeks, they kept their people on average twelve weeks.
Yea, its doesn’t seem like much but retail is really dog eat dog, and we could not (well steal) get their managers, no one wanted to quit WalmMart.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:21 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

They held off the unions all these years and now it’s time to go to the matresses.

After Sam Walton Jr. backs Obama, I don’t care if they all die a quick and easy chapter 11.

I shop elsewhere...


19 posted on 11/15/2012 4:16:59 PM PST by Huebolt (United Socialist States of Amerika. Thank you I.N.S. (Immigration - National Suicide))
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To: Nachum

Nail them for breach of contract (if they have one) and fire their butts!


20 posted on 11/15/2012 4:17:43 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Nachum
Not to worry.

Obama is giving SEIU and company card check for Christmas.

We'll all be paying dues to the Democrat money-laundering union slush-fund by next Christmas.

21 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Huebolt

yea, I do get that and am baffled that Walton (family) would support obama.
It makes zero sense.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

That guy apparently is not running the company, I heard


23 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bert

re: “Those of you who hate capitalism and business can’t comprehend the greatness of such a business entity.”

I totally support capitalism and business, but I don’t support businesses that give millions to the enemies of capitalism and business, like Obama. Sam Walton did not support democrats, but his son sure does.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 4:18:57 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Nachum

Maybe be an Alinsky rule. Blame the evil corporation thing.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 4:19:56 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Nachum
I actually lasted 9 months working at Walmart. I made $9 an hour. I asked for a raise, to $27 an hour, because I was doing three people's worth of work.

Instead, I got this:
Mr. Smiley is holding up the wrong finger.

26 posted on 11/15/2012 4:19:59 PM PST by real saxophonist (Stay In The Fight)
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To: elpadre
are they trying to unionize??

My sister works for Walmart on Vancouver Island Canada and the employees are against all attempts by the unions.
27 posted on 11/15/2012 4:20:50 PM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Huebolt

doe that SW Jr have any stake in the company at all?


28 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw

For the same reason shopowners in Sicily pay tribute to the Mob.....


29 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:38 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Huebolt
After Sam Walton Jr. backs Obama, I don’t care if they all die a quick and easy chapter 11. I shop elsewhere...

Roger that. Actions have consequences. I won't traffic with Quislings or Vichy Republicans.

30 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:54 PM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: John O

Walk out on black Friday? Sounds like they would lose a lot of money made off of cheap Chinese crap. Oddly enough I support it.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 4:21:58 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Nachum

Good luck with that AFL-CIO;)


32 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:11 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: GeronL

re: “That guy apparently is not running the company, I heard.”

Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that, but I would assume that Junior gets his money from Wal-Mart.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:11 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: John O

Walk out on black Friday? Sounds like they would lose a lot of money made off of cheap Chinese crap. Oddly enough I support it.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 4:22:18 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: fhayek

FU Sam Walton Jr. ($300K donation to Obama SuperPAC)

Perfect example #50,987 of why we need DEATH TAXES for the super rich.

Idle wealth in the form of billions bequeathed to loser, undeserving children has pushed this country further to the left than any other force (Ford Foundation, Hewlett, Johnson, ad nauseum).


35 posted on 11/15/2012 4:24:19 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: John O
How does quitting their jobs do anything

Because unskilled (and largely illiterate) workers are in such short supply these days.

And don't you dare take that seriously.

36 posted on 11/15/2012 4:24:50 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: bert

I am the biggest supporter of the free market, free enterprise and capitalism at FreeRepublic. I hope that my sarcasm does not ALWAYS need a neon sign. Sarcasm is best served subtly.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 4:25:20 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Nachum

Well if you need a job and live near any of the stores, I suggest arrive on Black Friday and you just might get a job!


38 posted on 11/15/2012 4:26:38 PM PST by classified
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To: BfloGuy

Hey, BfloGuy! You watching the game tonight?


39 posted on 11/15/2012 4:27:07 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Tea Party Terrorist; fhayek
Perfect example #50,987 of why we need DEATH TAXES for the super rich.

If you believe this, then you are so far from the founders of the United States that you are lying with communists and other statist redistributionists. Start getting educated about what freedom means. It doesn't mean to screw over those financially or otherwise that don't go along with your plan for society. Of course, the "terrorist" part of your name gives you away.
40 posted on 11/15/2012 4:27:14 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Amberdawn

Hey, my famila needs work too. ;-)


41 posted on 11/15/2012 4:28:08 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
I have no problem supporting the employees in this particular case.

Are you implying that the employees' union supported Romney? Of course not, their union supported Obama too..........what a conundrum.

42 posted on 11/15/2012 4:28:19 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Nachum

Then management can fire them all and get actual employees that will work.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I can’t believe anyone is dumb enough to open a business in a state that allows unions.

All states allow unions. Some States allow workers not to join.

Wal Mart is a non-Union company. IIRC everytime one of their store's employees vote to unionize, Wal Mart closes the store.

44 posted on 11/15/2012 4:30:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: svcw

they want a union


45 posted on 11/15/2012 4:32:36 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

re: “Are you implying that the employees’ union supported Romney? Of course not, their union supported Obama too..........what a conundrum.”

I don’t know if Wal-Mart employees are unionized or not, if they are I’m sure they supported Obama, but my issue is with Sam Walton, Jr. - he supported Obama and I think it’s deserved payback that the very guy he supported is the same guy whose policies will destroy Wal-Mart as well.

As Obama’s beloved pastor said, “The chickens are coming home to roost.”


46 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:35 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Nachum
So... 13 cities and "over 100" employees were involved last time.

Not store locations - cities (possibly multiple stores in each).

Did anyone notice the October walkout?

47 posted on 11/15/2012 4:34:38 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

They will have plenty of time for Christmas shopping as they are fired.


48 posted on 11/15/2012 4:35:59 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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49 posted on 11/15/2012 4:36:22 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Nachum
Obamanation minions are about to create 100 more job openings.
God bless them for stepping aside for those who really want the jobs.
50 posted on 11/15/2012 4:37:58 PM PST by MaxMax
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