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Walmart Files Charges Against UFCW Union
breitbart.com ^ | 11/18/12 | Tony Lee

Posted on 11/18/2012 11:42:16 AM PST by ColdOne

On Friday, Walmart filed an unfair labor practice charge against UFCW with the National Labor Relations Board to stop what Walmart says are illegal disturbances against its businesses.

A group of Walmart employes, encouraged by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and OUR Walmart, are expected to strike on Black Friday. Black Friday is the store’s busiest day of the year, and this may be the largest strike against the company in its history.

Two groups affiliated with the UFCW -- OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart -- have been organizing demonstrations and flash mobs outside of Walmarts.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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1 posted on 11/18/2012 11:42:20 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

sorry ,but National Labor Relations Board is the Union Boss


2 posted on 11/18/2012 11:44:43 AM PST by molson209
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To: ColdOne

As a former grocery-store employee screwed-over by the UFCW, I approve this message.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

I applaud Walmart for doing this. Even though the NLRB is basically the federal arm of union enforcement, even they must ddress this complaint. I’m hoping Walmart will force them to follow their (the NLRB) own rules.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 11:47:48 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

I’d say advantage Wal-Mart. They have more power than almost any union as long as they can keep issues out of the WH.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 11:50:56 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ColdOne

I know of some Hostess employees who are looking for jobs....


6 posted on 11/18/2012 11:54:25 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: molson209
"sorry ,but National Labor Relations Board is the Union Boss"

So basically what you are saying is Wal-Mart just complained to Hitler that the Nazis are up to no good...

7 posted on 11/18/2012 11:54:34 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ColdOne

As much as I dislike shopping on any day, if these thugs strike my local walmart I will be forced to shop there on Black Friday in solidarity with freedom loving people.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 11:55:34 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I’ll bet every Wal-Wart has binders full of prospective employees.


9 posted on 11/18/2012 11:56:56 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
I didn't know that Drakes was affiliated with Hostess.

That means no more Ring Dings and Funny Bones. I bought one last box of both of them today while shopping.

10 posted on 11/18/2012 11:57:02 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

And a lot of them are non-union.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 11:57:06 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: ColdOne
I wish that Wal-Mart would just shut down the affected stores. It wouldn't hurt their business at all and would absolutely send a message to the unions that if they strike, it had better be for some real grievance.

...everyone knows that it will soon happen, just like Twinkies. I don't think that the fury of the people who have lost their Twinkie jobs has been been unleashed yet. Maybe it will not, who knows in this day and time when a reprobate like Pres zer0 could be elected for a second go-round at "fundamentally changing America"...as if there were something wrong with it to begin with.

12 posted on 11/18/2012 11:58:07 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance.....)
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To: mware

Went to the grocery store last Thursday. There was not a package of anything made by Hostess. Manager said people bought them as fast as they were put on the shelves.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 12:01:29 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

At Walmart this morning, only Hostess on the shelf was some cookies.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 12:03:02 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: ColdOne

I agree that Wal-Mart complaining to the NLRB will achieve nothing, because the NLRB is a corrupt organization. However, Wal-Mart probably *has* to do this first, before it can sue in federal court.

And that is where the real action is, because Wal-Mart has long rejected legal settlements when it is sued, and has a brigade of very experienced and very successful lawyers who are probably thrilled with the idea of going after a “hard target” like the UFCW.


15 posted on 11/18/2012 12:04:52 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: B.O. Plenty

Published on Thursday, February 10, 2005 by the Associated Press
As Union Nears Win, Wal-Mart Closes Store
by Adam Geller

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world’s largest retailer.

Wal-Mart said it was shuttering the store in Jonquiere, Quebec, in response to unreasonable demands from union negotiators that would make it impossible for the store to sustain itself.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0210-13.htm


16 posted on 11/18/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Mad Dawgg; molson209
"sorry ,but National Labor Relations Board is the Union Boss"

So basically what you are saying is Wal-Mart just complained to Hitler that the Nazis are up to no good...

A perfect analogy... However, where the NLRB had some real leverage over Boeing, when Boeing wanted to open a new plant in a right to work state, since Boeing has all those government and military contracts, Walmart has none of these. Still, Obama is nothing more than a finger puppet for the real power brokers, like Trumpka. In the old days, Walmart would have stood up to the NLRB, but now, who knows?

Mark

17 posted on 11/18/2012 12:09:41 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 1rudeboy
As a former grocery-store employee screwed-over by the UFCW, I approve this message.

You too, eh?

When 'my' local decided to go with a new contract with the employer that would have taken us off the UFCW's health insurance (which was horrible) the national stepped in and forced a strike. Bunch of crooks didn't want to give up their slice of the pie and screwed over their "brothers and sisters" in the process.

Hated belonging to that (or any) union, but to have the job I had to pay the dues under state law so I joined to avoid any pressure at work. Got some anyway; "So, where's the union patch on your work jacket?"

18 posted on 11/18/2012 12:09:58 PM PST by whd23 (Every time a link is de-blogged an angel gets its wings.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m starting to like Walmart again.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 12:10:46 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

Maybe I will go to Sam’s Club on Friday and renew my membership. Buy some office supplies.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 12:16:45 PM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: mware

Heh, I didn’t know that about Drakes either. I thought it was a fictional name made up for a Seinfeld episode!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 12:17:46 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“I know of some Hostess employees who are looking for jobs....”

I wouldn’t hire those idiots.


22 posted on 11/18/2012 12:21:28 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: ColdOne

bump


23 posted on 11/18/2012 12:25:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne
As far as I am concerned, if a Walmart employee is scheduled to work on Black Friday and does not show up for work, then Walmart should inform said employee that their employment is hereby terminated immediately. There are plenty of people out there looking for work to replace them.
24 posted on 11/18/2012 12:30:03 PM PST by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the LYING COWARD!!!)
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To: ColdOne

I hope they both lose.

The union? Obvious.

Walmart? Well, the company’s boss, a son of Sam Walton, gave $1,000,000 to a pro-Obama PAC during the campaign.

Screw ‘em both.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 12:41:36 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: angry elephant

see post 25


26 posted on 11/18/2012 12:42:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: whd23

I was in a union once. Same kind of deal...the old guys negotiated a good deal for themselves, left the younger ones in the lurch. Then they said, “Well, this is the best we can get, so let’s go for it.”

I remember it well: me and another young worker were the ONLY ONES who voted to reject the contract.

Now this was when I was young and liberal....so I thought unions were GOOD then. One of those early lessons I got that eventually turned me to the right side of things.


27 posted on 11/18/2012 12:44:53 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ColdOne

If they don’t like Walmart policies and the want to join a union...then QUIT your job at Walmarts and go join a Union.
America is turning retarded!


28 posted on 11/18/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I agree that Wal-Mart complaining to the NLRB will achieve nothing, because the NLRB is a corrupt organization. However, Wal-Mart probably *has* to do this first, before it can sue in federal court.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 1:11:15 PM PST by Ron H. (Democrats and Republicans - birds of a feather that are now flocking together.)
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To: andyk
Actually I live in Taskycake's territory,very good stuff, but more expensive.

Funny Bones will be missed in this household.

LOL have you seen the price a bx of Hostess pastrys are selling on ebay??

...and the shelf life expires within two weeks.

30 posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:23 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: 1rudeboy

Same here. Many years ago for a Safeway. I literally wanted to smash the union rep’s face who tried to explain to me that taking money away from my paycheck was for the greater good.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 1:49:47 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ColdOne

WALMART - 1( donations to Obama and 2) withdrawing advertising from Rush Limbaugh show....I am finding it hard to show them the support I would have a few years ago.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 1:54:08 PM PST by RRismyhero (Mr. Obama - You can keep your change.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Sorry, but I don’t think that WalMart will be employing any former Hostess employees.

All they know to say is, ‘Welcome to our creamy filling’.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 2:01:42 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: mware
...no more Ring Dings and Funny Bones.

As a longtime Philadelphian, may I recommend the Tastykakes? Nothing else can compare to Tastykake icing, cake or creme filling.


34 posted on 11/18/2012 2:04:29 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: Mad Dawgg

One of our friends, an 89 yr. old German woman, remarked after Obama was re-elected, “Do these people know what they are doing? He is doing just like Hitler and Mussolini were in their early days of coming to power.”


35 posted on 11/18/2012 2:12:21 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: max americana

Kroger, for me. I busted my butt for them, and got nothing in return. Now they can kiss it (the UFCW, not Kroger).


36 posted on 11/18/2012 2:13:32 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

IMO walmart should just tell their employees anyone scheduled to work who doesn’t show up gets fired.


37 posted on 11/18/2012 2:24:36 PM PST by Cubs Fan (The only question now is, how long before the parasites kill the host?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Owned by Flowers Foods, now, iirc, (and they will not be bought by Bimbo in the near future).


38 posted on 11/18/2012 2:25:19 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: ColdOne

In the Oklahoma City area (and probably others), these protests will be backed up and organized by “occupiers”. I’ve already seen them gathering support on Facebook.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 2:29:12 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: ColdOne

As a former grocery-store employee screwed-over by the UFCW, while working at Food Fair, in 1969 - 1970, I approve this message.

As a former General Dynamics - Pomona Division employee, 1980 - 1985, screwed-over by the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINITSTS (and aerospace workers) and , I approve this message.

As a former first-line union rep. for the ever-loved AFGE,and yes, they did it to me, too.

I approve this message.


40 posted on 11/18/2012 2:37:04 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Fzob

If they strike, I’ll apply for a job as a cashier to help them fight the unions.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 2:41:16 PM PST by Loud Mime (Conservatives refused to unite; now we pay the price!)
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To: mware

“...That means no more Ring Dings and Funny Bones....”

Thanks to the Dems and their union thugs. Everything you guys touch just turns to sh*t.

I’ve never seen a political party, outside of the communists of course, that just....HATE....so much.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 2:49:53 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ColdOne

I have almost no use for unions...the “almost” I am not even sure of.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 2:53:24 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: ColdOne
According to Reuters, the National Labor Relations Act “prohibits such picketing for more than 30 days without the filing of a representation petition” and “requires the NLRB to seek a federal court injunction against such activity.”

Well now, let's see if the NLRB adheres to the law...

UFCW to be held accountable for any injury or property damage that may occur as a result of the actions led by the union, OUR Walmart or any of its other affiliates.”

Hah...union thugs do any damage...their union pays for it

This is going to be very interesting...

Wal-Mart has very, very deep pockets...and not afraid to "go to the mattresses" in a fight...

The unions may have bitten off more than they can chew...

The OUR Walmart employees may be in for a surprise when day when certain stores simply do not open in the morning when they show up...

44 posted on 11/18/2012 2:54:51 PM PST by Popman
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To: B.O. Plenty
I don't think that the fury of the people who have lost their Twinkie jobs has been been unleashed yet.

Maybe after the 79 weeks of unemployment benefits runs out.

45 posted on 11/18/2012 2:55:42 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: molson209

My memory is that the new (non-Walton) WalMart CEO was a MAJOR DONOR to Obama’s campaign. That MAY offset the unions, or at least make a more level playing field than would otherwise exist.


46 posted on 11/18/2012 2:58:00 PM PST by EDINVA
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47 posted on 11/18/2012 3:00:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ColdOne
Here's how it works; a bunch of union flunkies apply for jobs at a Walmart in a major media market. Once they are hired, they then have the legal right to distribute union literature to other employees on WalMart property. They then ‘strike’ which is just a big PR shinding, as typically these are part of the midnight stocking crew and not employees who'd be working on Black Friday anyway.

That's the great trick to the whole thing; none of the ‘striking’ workers are actually scheduled to work during the strike and mind, WalMart automatically fires those who are late on mandatory days. Since none of the strikers are actually supposed to be working, they can claim a walkout to the media, but nothing from Walmart as a response. And to stay within the law, every picket holder simply needs three pieces of union literature in their pocket and they are legally ‘handing out literature to fellow employees.’

This year, Walmart got the upper hand; anyone who holds up a sign saying ‘strike’ can be escorted off the property and sued. But the union thugs will be back next year, with picket signs that won't mention a strike or walkout.

48 posted on 11/18/2012 3:05:32 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

It would not surprise me if the Unions are some movement destroys Walmart within the next 4 yrs. They are on the lefties hit list


49 posted on 11/18/2012 3:28:01 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: ColdOne

But I thought I read only a few weeks ago that Wal-Mart had been a major campaign contributor to Hussein Obama?


50 posted on 11/18/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by GoodDay
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