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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

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To: Loud Mime

I will make a point to shop at Walmart on Black Friday. Bentonville, Arkansas better be ready.


51 posted on 11/18/2012 3:36:36 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: ColdOne

Walmart just needs to send a notice to its employees that anyone who strikes no longer has a job. Or that any store with unionized employees will be closed permanently.


52 posted on 11/18/2012 3:37:58 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: molson209

I used to be a Wal-Mart lawyer and I can tell you how they play the game. It is strictly “Take no prisoners and bayonet the wounded”!


53 posted on 11/18/2012 3:45:35 PM PST by cbqrr47
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To: ican'tbelieveit
At Walmart this morning, only Hostess on the shelf was some cookies.

I haven't bought Hostess in Years, but today at Walmart I bought twinkies, zingers, cupcakes, cherry danish rolls, and mini crullers..

When I was young we used to think Hostess was the be all..Today, I wondered if the secret ingredient in their sweet roll icing was latex..

54 posted on 11/18/2012 3:53:28 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: katiedidit1

I would NOT want to be the one who got between a Walmart shopper and the entrance. Nope. Not me. I want to live.


55 posted on 11/18/2012 4:06:45 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: whd23

Back in the 90s I “played” a union organizer in a union organizing film. The film was supposed to teach people how to organize. The production made to show people how to form a union was non-union because they didn’t want to pay SAG wages.


56 posted on 11/18/2012 5:02:31 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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


57 posted on 11/18/2012 5:06:30 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: 1rudeboy

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


58 posted on 11/18/2012 5:06:30 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: ColdOne
I had to join a union once. The screen actors guild. Had a three hour job in 1984. Pay was great, we got paid $328.00 for the 3 hours, what I didn't understand was the $328.00 was paid every time the commercial aired. Made about $8,000.00 on the job by the time it was over. See Doomonyou at :13 seconds into it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O364Qnwd7v8&feature=related

It was for a good cause.

59 posted on 11/18/2012 5:32:39 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: gundog

Close relative who is employed by Wal Mart Corp says they are going to fire those who strike. Too many unemployed now to risk striking. You ARE replaceable.


60 posted on 11/18/2012 5:52:02 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Well, the company’s boss, a son of Sam Walton, gave $1,000,000 to a pro-Obama PAC during the campaign.

You know that is not true. We have been through this before and you insist on spreading propaganda.

61 posted on 11/18/2012 6:05:28 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: EDINVA

Please post some links showing Mike Duke as an Obama contributor. I was unable to find anything but Republican contributions.


62 posted on 11/18/2012 6:05:53 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: presently no screen name

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/23/wal-mart-heir-bucks-family-donates-to-pro-obama-super-pac/

Posted by Dan Eggen on October 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Wal-Mart heir bucks family, donates to pro-Obama super PAC

The latest financial disclosures from the liberal Priorities USA Action super PAC contained one particularly surprising contribution: $300,000 from Samuel Rawlings Walton, grandson of the famously conservative founder of Wal-Mart.

The Sept. 10 gift stands in contrast to several other 2012 donations from Walton clan members, who have spent big in favor of conservative and Republican causes for years. An uncle and two aunts, for example, gave five- and six-figure donations to super PACs backing Republican nominee Mitt Romney and one of his GOP challengers, Jon Hunstman Jr.

One of the aunts, Alice Walton, was even more active in Republican politics in years past, doling out $2.6 million in 2004 to an independent group that ran ads in support of incumbent George W. Bush.

My bad: he gave $300,000.

The original report I saw, now amended, has it at $300K.

Enjoy your ObamaWorld.


63 posted on 11/18/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Wal-Mart heir bucks family

HEIR and NOT BOSS as you indicated..Well, the company’s boss, a son of Sam Walton, But you already knew that.

64 posted on 11/18/2012 6:26:33 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does SR Walton have any involvement with the company, or is he just a rich idiot 2nd generation heir of the guy who actually made the money? I see he’s on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund.


65 posted on 11/18/2012 6:29:18 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: ClearBlueSky

It’s a win win for WalMart - they get rid of the dead wood and their replacement is grateful.


66 posted on 11/18/2012 6:29:50 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: I want the USA back; GeronL

Strange I am too.


67 posted on 11/18/2012 6:45:47 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: ColdOne

Good. This tactic has already costs Walmart millions in lost revenues. I hope they clean the union’s clock.


68 posted on 11/19/2012 12:57:09 AM PST by GVnana
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To: ColdOne
...with the National Labor Relations Board

Isn't that like the chickens complaining to the foxes?

69 posted on 11/19/2012 1:08:46 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: B.O. Plenty

“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...”

Not to mention the people in the community who would show up looking for bargains only to find a notice that the store is no longer open. I’d love to see what the community would think what that happened.


70 posted on 11/19/2012 2:55:22 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: ColdOne

I hope Walmart and the unions get locked in a terminal death match. Best of both worlds.


71 posted on 11/19/2012 5:30:19 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: gundog
I’ll bet every Wal-Wart has binders full of prospective employees.

That's sexist! Or something.

72 posted on 11/19/2012 6:30:49 AM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: ColdOne
Serves 'em right for endorsing UbamaCare in exchange for an exemption from UbamaCare.

Let's see how long that lasts.

73 posted on 11/19/2012 6:50:21 AM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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To: Loud Mime
If they strike, I’ll apply for a job as a cashier to help them fight the unions.

Good luck with that in my area. They are not accepting any more applications. They have reams of them on file.

74 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:11 AM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: presently no screen name

Nope, I must say I missed that. He is an HEIR and not a boss. I have not been able to see any real connection between the management of the company and Samuel Rawlings Walton.

Looks like he really is just a millionaire trust fund baby who now is betraying his family’s ideals.

I retract my statement bashing Wal-Mart because of the actions of this liberal heir to a capitalist fortune.

Further investigation shows that you’re right and I was wrong.


75 posted on 11/19/2012 11:39:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: presently no screen name

Nope, I must say I missed that. He is an HEIR and not a boss. I have not been able to see any real connection between the management of the company and Samuel Rawlings Walton.

Looks like he really is just a millionaire trust fund baby who now is betraying his family’s ideals.

I retract my statement bashing Wal-Mart because of the actions of this liberal heir to a capitalist fortune.

Further investigation shows that you’re right and I was wrong.

My apologies.


76 posted on 11/19/2012 11:40:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Looks like he really is just a millionaire trust fund baby who now is betraying his family’s ideals. Yep, the black sheet of the family.
77 posted on 11/19/2012 1:23:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: cbqrr47

Welcome to FR.

If they don’t stick to their own rules someone will come along to change them for them. ‘You build it and I’ll destroy it’ obama mentality in play here.


78 posted on 11/19/2012 1:35:29 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

Guess Walmart shouldn’t have given all that money to Obama.

Oh well.

Go pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


79 posted on 11/19/2012 1:35:34 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every level and every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against yo)
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To: ColdOne

I haven’t heard one complaint about the store being open on Thanksgiving. What’s up with that? You do realize that next year the stores will be open on Thanksgiving AND then Christmas, then all stores will have to be open on SUNDAY—remember Chick-fil-a?

Bunch of scrooges here at free republic. Good thing Easter is on a Sunday.


80 posted on 11/19/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: ColdOne
Most unions forbid their members to shop at Wal-Mart. I know a few Democrats who don't patronize the store because they consider it anti-union. So I don't think these demonstrators will find any fellow travelers among the shoppers.
81 posted on 11/20/2012 3:22:23 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Fzob

walmart supported obama in order to keep obamacare and protect their china suppliers.

there are no good guys in this fight.


82 posted on 11/20/2012 10:00:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CodeToad

Let’s not forte it was 5K strong bakers union that was responsible for the 18K in layoffs because they would take a pay cut. The Teamsters and non-union employees did what they could to save the company.


83 posted on 11/20/2012 12:53:30 PM PST by matt04
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To: whd23; 1rudeboy; max americana; Terry L Smith; Drill Thrawl

So I see I’m not the only one screwed by the UFCW. Worked in a Grocery store during college. The only thing the union was good at was protecting the most useless people form getting fired.

Paid dues ($7 something a week) and all I got was a quarterly magazine, which they still send me (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2949239/posts). Also I got the pleasure of having Union reps show up and give me stickers to tell me how great the union is and all the great things it does. They never said what they were.

Once during a contract negation one rep showed up and stared to tell me how eeevil the company was, making money, etc, and gave me a sticker. I asked the rep how he made his six figure salary. That seemed to touch a nerve as he threw a roll of stickers on the floor and walked off.


84 posted on 11/20/2012 1:10:24 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

“I asked the rep how he made his six figure salary. That seemed to touch a nerve as he threw a roll of stickers on the floor and walked off.”

I made it a point every time a union rep tried to talk to me and hand me BS pamphlets was “if it’s good for the working man, why are you making more than the rest of us?”. When I had a grievance, they just ignored me so I made their lives a living hell.

I had better jobs to pay off my tuition fee that did not require forking over my hard-earned dough to these scum. Everything from driver for an escort service to playing bass for a death metal band, I did.


85 posted on 11/20/2012 11:51:28 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: B.O. Plenty

Just fire them.. There will be thousands more happy to have the job.


86 posted on 11/21/2012 6:30:20 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: ColdOne

I just saw a TV commercial by Walmart. It is making their employees come in at 8 o’clock on Thanksgiving night. if I worked there I’d be on strike also. these are the same kind of working conditions that has workers in China jumping off of buildings. low wages no time for family. I won’t shop at Walmart.


87 posted on 11/22/2012 11:11:43 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gundog

No, they don’t have binders a prospective employees. our local Walmart is short handed and having a hard time finding people. I wonder why. 8 dollars an hour and 4 hours a day. the cost of gasoline to get to and from work takes 10 to 20 percent of their daily pay.

I can’t believe the people on here saying this kinda stuff. the American economy depends on people having at least some disposable income. for teenagers getting their first job I can understand elo wage. But a responsible position at the world retailer paying near minimum wage does not help our economy.

and as a conservative it is none of my business what two private parties workout. some of you people would love living in China where they throw you in jail if you try and assemble a group of employees. we are headed to a totally government controlled State and people here are cheering that on


88 posted on 11/22/2012 11:23:58 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: huldah1776

I agree with you. finally some sense in this thread


89 posted on 11/22/2012 11:27:21 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Sounds like a management/location problem. Local Wal-Mart has faces I recognise from years ago. Some of them stand around smelling shampoo, but still. Asked a guy about the walkout...he says they call other stores if there are any, call in other shifts, and fire the walkouts. See new faces, returned faces...hell. I go in there, I can spend on nothing but American goods, if I choose.


90 posted on 11/22/2012 1:57:33 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Walmart service has dropped so low I don’t shop there at all. and I don’t want to support them. they are not a good company. maybe at 1 time but not now


91 posted on 11/22/2012 3:05:43 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Haven’t seen any difference, locally. Which is not to say it’s great. Had a cashier walk away from serving the guy in front of me because he was a little confrontational.


92 posted on 11/22/2012 3:24:30 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Your minimum wage is $0.80 per hour higher where you live than it is here and your costs of living are much lower. That would likely be part of the difference.


93 posted on 11/22/2012 5:29:22 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ColdOne

If anything is going to deter me from shopping at Walmart it will be the customers inside rather than the protesters outside.


94 posted on 11/22/2012 10:49:54 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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