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Soros’ MoveOn.org trying to rally Wal-Mart workers for Black Friday strike
Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:32 AM PST by Qbert

Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce.

MoveOn.org has sent emails to subscribers nationwide, urging them to descend on Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees.

“Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Wal-Mart workers have had enough.”

Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

“On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we’re standing up for an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what’s right for our families, our communities, and our country,” Soros’ group continued. “Will you show your support?”

Liberal union groups OUR Wal-Mart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, which are working to organize the planned strike, are aggressively trying to harness dues from Wal-Mart’s massive workforce.

But Wal-Mart is notorious for opposing organized labor’s efforts to unionize its workforce.

At every turn, since the days Sam Walton ran the company, Wal-Mart has mostly won its battles against those unions. That hasn’t stopped the nation’s big labor unions from continually trying to pry their way into the Arkansas-headquartered superstore chain, however.

In recent weeks, unions have stepped up their efforts to gain influence among Wal-Mart’s workforce, which is one of the largest in the country — totaling about 1.4 million people nationwide, by MoveOn.org’s estimates. Such a large workforce would potentially bring in billions in union dues for whichever labor group gets to the workers first.

The unions have tried various demonstrations, and are threatening these Black Friday strikes across the country to force Wal-Mart into caving on collective bargaining and other labor union demands.

With Soros on board this time around, though, and a liberal National Labor Relations Board that will stay that way for at least the next four years because of President Barack Obama’s re-election, the unions appear emboldened. (RELATED: Top NLRB attorney charged with ethics breach in Wal-Mart stock case)

Even so, CNN reports that Wal-Mart has fought back against these recent union attempts to take over the company’s workforce. Wal-Mart filed a complaint with the NLRB, alleging that United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union bosses were violating the law by organizing “flash mobs” and other activities that potentially violate the National Labor Relations Act.

“The UFCW has orchestrated numerous pickets, mass demonstrations, flash mobs and other confrontational activities both inside and outside Wal-Mart facilities in support of its bargaining and recognition demands,” Wal-Mart counsel Steven Wheeless wrote in the company’s NLRB complaint. “Now, with the busiest shopping season of the year just days away, the UFCW is openly orchestrating and promoting attempted mass disruptions of Wal-Mart’s customer shopping experience.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: moveon; soros; unions; walmart

1 posted on 11/20/2012 7:40:39 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

So which is Soros most like: Ernst Stavro Blofeld? Or Auric Goldfinger?


2 posted on 11/20/2012 7:44:07 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Qbert

funny how these unions are now all going on strike and causing crap


3 posted on 11/20/2012 7:45:07 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Qbert

Worked out so well for Hostess.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:08 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Qbert

There are plenty of amigos willing and able to take their places.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:48 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Qbert

Hope Walton’s kid goes to Obama to collect on the multi million dollar donation he made to the haloed one’s campaign. I’m sure Obama will set this all right//sarc


6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:47:55 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: All
Soros and anything attached to him are criminal enterprises.

BUT, it's hard to generate any sympathy for this current generation of Wal*Mart Walton family owners who sold-out to Barry.

7 posted on 11/20/2012 7:48:53 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Old Sarge

Yeah, Soros is down with the poor...Maybe he can do the Hollywood millionaire strut - put on a baseball hat and talk ‘truck driver’... two bit phony...


8 posted on 11/20/2012 7:49:33 AM PST by GOPJ (The economy is so bad MSNBC had to lay off 300 Obama spokesmen - Leno)
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To: xkaydet65

Problems?

“Maybe you should ask Baraqoclaus for it.”


9 posted on 11/20/2012 7:49:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Prov1322

Criminal? I’d go further - they’re working for Satan himself, and know it.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 7:50:44 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Qbert

Soros really wants this country to explode.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 7:52:21 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Qbert

One day Soros-like totalitarian(s) will detonate himself
(themselves) in Walmart(s) during Black Flag Friday.

Prepare. Persevere.


12 posted on 11/20/2012 7:52:40 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Qbert
The Commies' day has come. They are making their move.

Next Ubama will gift them with Card Check, and the NLRB will gift them by requiring all employers to turn over the names and addresses of all their employees.

All they have to do to unionize your company is forge a bunch of signatures of employees to a petition and submit it to the NLRB. No actual consent of employer or employee required.

This time next year we'll all be paying "union dues" to the Democrat campaign finance slush fund.

13 posted on 11/20/2012 7:53:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Qbert

Today the Port of Oakland is SHUT DOWN - because of a small groups of about 5 SEIU union thugs who are at the various gates, blocking trucks.

I can’t believe the management and politicians in charge of the port are allowing this to happen


14 posted on 11/20/2012 7:54:42 AM PST by PGR88
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To: manc

"funny how these unions are now all going on strike and causing crap"

Yep. Now that Obama is safely back in again, the left wants to cause as much economic turmoil as possible (so they can press for even more government control over the economy, in order to "save" it). These are the people that "care" for the workers, after all...

15 posted on 11/20/2012 7:55:02 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: PGalt
One day Soros-like totalitarian(s) will detonate himself...

He has groomed his son to take his place.

16 posted on 11/20/2012 7:55:57 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Qbert

End of the month and Soros wants the obam administration to show lower quarterly sales? Is he a racist?


17 posted on 11/20/2012 8:04:44 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Qbert

Fire them all, ala Reagan. I am sure WalMart would have no problem filling the jobs.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 8:06:36 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: xkaydet65; All

exactly...they deserve everything they get....


19 posted on 11/20/2012 8:16:50 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Qbert
Go to hell George Soros..

*This is one scary SOB. It is a long read but it will help you to understand why certain things are happening with the current administration.Who Is George Soros?

http://www.orangepower.com/threads/george-soros-evil.95549/

20 posted on 11/20/2012 8:17:59 AM PST by PLD
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To: Qbert; All

someone told me about this in the gym this morning...i don’t shop at WalMart but told them i hope they strike as i will gleefully cross the picket lines....


21 posted on 11/20/2012 8:18:16 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Qbert

End of the month and Soros wants the obam administration to show lower quarterly sales? Is he a racist?


22 posted on 11/20/2012 8:19:33 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: Qbert

Go ahead, WallyWorld workers....there’s plenty of laid off workers more than happy to take your place.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 8:26:07 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Polyxene

Anybody who doesn’t show up for work without a valid excuse gets fired.

That would be my answer. There are too many peoplelooking for work to take any crap off George Soros and his goons.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Qbert

Years ago, a union decided to infiltrate our company. The way they worked it was like this.

Send a “ringer” to be hired into the plant.

The “ringer” then talks UNION in an attempt to get fired.

Then the UNION files suit because the “ringer” was fired.

But there was a problem. The “ringer” was one of the laziest people alive, so the company won the suits by showing the “ringer” was fired for incompetence.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 8:44:11 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Qbert
Go for it. If they want to risk bodily injury by getting in front of a Christmas shopping crowd on the most intense shopping day of the season in front of one of the most frequented stores, do it by all means! Americans don't know about Soros totalitarians, but they do know when somebody is keeping them from consumin’.
26 posted on 11/20/2012 8:55:20 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback
Go for it. If they want to risk bodily injury by getting in front of a Christmas shopping crowd on the most intense shopping day of the season in front of one of the most frequented stores, do it by all means!

Absolutely, Go For It!

These people push, trample, and eat their own...and the shoppers too...
Have at It :>)

27 posted on 11/20/2012 9:12:20 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: xkaydet65
You mean that "donation" didn't help keep the goons away?

Dang-it-all.

28 posted on 11/20/2012 9:27:51 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Qbert

There are a couple of ways to control a business. You can invest in it, or you can invest in unionizing it.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 9:37:21 AM PST by marron
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To: Qbert

This is more about taking out the world’s largest retailer than improving conditions for their workers.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 10:13:26 AM PST by callthemlikeyouseethem (Biden10/19/08: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because.. the press is here")
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To: Qbert

Let’s hope Wal-mart and the unions end up in a terminal mutual death spiral. Best of both worlds.


31 posted on 11/20/2012 10:27:42 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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