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Wal-Mart workers plan walk-out to protest Black Friday hours
WPXI ^ | 11/21/2012 | ap

Posted on 11/21/2012 3:20:21 PM PST by tobyhill

Federal labor officials said Tuesday they don’t expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday. That’s the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., on Friday filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. It said the demonstrations organized by union-backed OUR Walmart threaten to disrupt its business and intimidate customers and other store workers.

Meanwhile, OUR Walmart filed its own charge on Tuesday with the labor board. It cited attempts by Wal-Mart to deter workers from participating in what the group believes to be legally protected walkouts.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackfriday; goonyans; retail; retailholiday; strike; unions; walmart
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1 posted on 11/21/2012 3:20:24 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Unions making themselves even more of a pain in the @$$


2 posted on 11/21/2012 3:22:48 PM PST by pfflier
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To: tobyhill
By all means let's hit our employer on the day they go the furthest to hit their revenue numbers. That will show them!

Only a union idiot could come up with that reasoning. Some day someone will RICO their azz. For that's what it is.

3 posted on 11/21/2012 3:25:20 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: tobyhill

Union or not, retailers don’t need to treat their workers this way.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 3:27:03 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: tobyhill

Sounds like a great day for a job fair.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 3:27:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

I hope the jerks who do walk out don’t need a doctor, a fireman, a restaurant worker, a convenience store clerk, etc. on their “day off”.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 3:28:55 PM PST by synbad600
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To: DonaldC
Union or not, retailers don’t need to treat their workers this way.

Yeah its horrible the way they hired my sister nearly 20 years ago and kept giving her paychecks so she was able to buy a house.
7 posted on 11/21/2012 3:30:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill
...we should start calling the protesting workers "TWINKIES"...maybe they'd get the message.
8 posted on 11/21/2012 3:30:47 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill

They want to walk out over one day? Give me a break...plenty of others will be more than happy to take their place...


9 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:54 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: cripplecreek

Great minds! Happy hunting...


10 posted on 11/21/2012 3:33:43 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: tobyhill

Unions = agitators.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 3:34:27 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Doogle

“Twinks” is better.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 3:34:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill
Wal-Mart.....shut the friggin store down for good!

You will not know the difference, a pain in the ass will be removed, and it WILL send a message to the disgruntled workers that they better have a real grievance before striking...

13 posted on 11/21/2012 3:34:41 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance.....)
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To: cripplecreek

“Yeah its horrible the way they hired my sister nearly 20 years ago and kept giving her paychecks so she was able to buy a house. “

I’m sure sales and paychecks will still be made when workers arrive at 6 am instead of midnight on thanksgiving evening. Some services and businesses require it for the good of society, but a typical retailer...nope.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 3:35:14 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Doogle
Oh, Snap!

Really though, what a good idea. Really sums it up.

15 posted on 11/21/2012 3:35:52 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: DonaldC

Knowing my sister, she’s probably grabbing all the overtime she can. I know that’s what I always did when I was still at the factory.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 3:37:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DonaldC
retailers don’t need to treat their workers this way.

What way? Requiring that they work on holidays? Try working in a kitchen. Every single holiday is a big day and everyone gets to work.

Cry me a river. If I'm getting paid, I'll work the days my employer requires or I'll go elsewhere.

/johnny

17 posted on 11/21/2012 3:39:04 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DonaldC
I’m sure sales and paychecks will still be made when workers arrive at 6 am instead of midnight on thanksgiving evening.

You don't have a clue about logistics, do you?

/johnny

18 posted on 11/21/2012 3:40:56 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

“Knowing my sister, she’s probably grabbing all the overtime she can. I know that’s what I always did when I was still at the factory.”

Yea, I’d be doing the same thing frankly. I miss hourly for that reason alone, at least in the day it was worth double time on holidays...don’t know if businesses still do that or not.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 3:42:06 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m working tomorrow and I’m not even in a union...


20 posted on 11/21/2012 3:42:29 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Lots of folks consider you blessed with that.

Happy Thanksgiving.

/johnny

21 posted on 11/21/2012 3:45:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tobyhill
The Black Friday Walmart walkouts are being orchestrated straight out of the White Hut. You can take that to the bank.

Once Walmart goes down, the rest of the employers in the country will be unionized in short order.

Ubama is going to give the unions card-check, and the NLRB is going to force all employers to turn over the names and addresses of all their employees to the unions.

With these two tools, they can forge the signatures of employees and unionize any company without the consent of the employer or employees.

And their first target is going to be Walmart and the hundreds of millions of dollars of union dues they will be able to extort for the Democrat campaign-finance slush fund.

Union goons are Marxists without the integrity to admit what they are.

22 posted on 11/21/2012 3:45:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: tobyhill

Now that unions took out our Twinkies, they are moving on to bigger targets.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 3:46:41 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: DonaldC
Largest retail holiday of the year and the largest retailer wants to be open?

OUTRAGE!

24 posted on 11/21/2012 3:47:31 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: DonaldC
I’m sure sales and paychecks will still be made when workers arrive at 6 am instead of midnight on thanksgiving evening. Some services and businesses require it for the good of society, but a typical retailer...nope.

I'll get into trouble on this one, but I tend to agree with you. It's pushing back into Thanksgiving now, it wasn't that way in the 1970's. I can see things like you said such as hospitals, police/fire, gas stations and restaurants on major highways and so forth for travellers. Same thing for factories and mills. My father worked at a mill and they cannot shut down the furnaces, if they go cold, the steel would hardened and the furnace would be gone. The mill is so protected against that where just in case if the mains power from the grid would go down, they had their own power plant, built in 1919 I think.

I think if there is a middle ground, people can work half shifts to be with their families if they can.
25 posted on 11/21/2012 3:47:31 PM PST by Nowhere Man (I miss you Muffin! (8-21-1987 - 7-09-2004). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Let me know if the old lady & men greeters walk out....
My dad’s mistress could use a job. ;-)


26 posted on 11/21/2012 3:48:41 PM PST by Average Al
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To: tobyhill
Federal labor officials said Tuesday they don’t expect to decide before Thursday on whether to seek an injunction on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs...

In other words, the commie union piggies in the Obama bin Laden regime will be giving Americans "the bird" the day after Thanksgiving. Wonderful!

I normally don't do "black Friday" but I'm going this time. I'll be carrying my Roger Maris model, Louisville Slugger with me in case the union knuckledraggers get froggy on me.

27 posted on 11/21/2012 3:50:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: tobyhill

Fire them.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Once Walmart goes down, the rest of the employers in the country will be unionized in short order.

I doubt that the Walmart PRICE model will work any longer if they have to unionize.

Wally will, in the end, CRUSH the union simply out of self-preservation.

29 posted on 11/21/2012 3:53:00 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: DonaldC

Treat their workers what way?


30 posted on 11/21/2012 3:54:29 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: tobyhill
Great opportunity for a Reagan moment.

Fire them all and replace them, just like Reagan did with PATCO.

31 posted on 11/21/2012 3:55:04 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: tobyhill

I have to work tomorrow - I’m in the healthcare business now so I have to work my M-F. I’m grateful for the job, grateful for the time-and-a-half and grateful I can run (hopefully) to Walmart when I’m done.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 3:56:41 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: DonaldC

I hope they fire everyone of the slugs that walks out.
If they clock in and then leave, just tell them not to come back. Adios fools. Many people out there to take low skilled positions.
If they don’t like the job, work rules or conditions then they should just quit.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 3:56:41 PM PST by bfree (Biden '13)
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To: VideoDoctor

Works that feel they are treated fairly, have upward mobility and all that, rarely unionize. I’m not sure walmart has that problem or not. Maybe somebody can give more insights there.


34 posted on 11/21/2012 3:58:20 PM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: DonaldC
Maybe somebody can give more insights there.

OK.

RATs hate and demonize WalMart because they won't unionize. The union-RAT interlopers are just trying to start trouble.

Anyone who walks out should be fired immediately, and the already-interviewed replacements should be on standby for Friday.

35 posted on 11/21/2012 4:08:44 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: DonaldC

1.4 million Wally World employees wanna strike! Go for it Kids! Get in the unemployment line!
They are so bad to you, the ones that gave you a job you signed on to do that job!
Go Whine to someone who cares and get some cheese!
No one made you go to Wal-Mart to get a job!
Personal note to Walmart Close till Jan 2!! Let em have their Holiday!
I ‘m sure the Illegals will do the jobs Americans do not wanna do!


36 posted on 11/21/2012 4:08:49 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: tobyhill

I think I’ll go shopping at Wal mart tomorrow....


37 posted on 11/21/2012 4:11:04 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: VideoDoctor
Wally will, in the end, CRUSH the union simply out of self-preservation.

You don't understand the situation.

If the unions get card check and the NLRB forces Walmart to hand over the names and addresses of all their employees, all the unions have to do is forge the employees' names to the union petitions and Walmart employees are unionized.

There are consequences to electing a Marxist President twice. This is one of those consequences. One of many.

38 posted on 11/21/2012 4:19:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: tobyhill

The stage is being set to take this to federal court. Wal-Mart knows that the NLRB is corrupt, but they must go through the ritual before it can get to court.

Hopefully, Wal-Mart will fire each and every employee who joins in this action. Then the NLRB will intervene and say that Wal-Mart can’t do that. Then finally, this might be enough to make a court case out of it.

Hopefully, Wal-Mart, for its part, will improve its hiring screening process to figure out who are likely planning to infiltrate, then not offer them jobs in the first place.


39 posted on 11/21/2012 4:20:00 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: DonaldC

As I see it if the workers don’t like their job- for whatever reason, they can find another. That is what I have always done. If the workers think they cannot get another job in this economy then they really need to be grateful they have a job at all.


40 posted on 11/21/2012 4:26:11 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nowhere Man

Walmart did not come up with the idea to start Black Friday on Thanksgiving, but it is hard for them to not follow their competitors.


41 posted on 11/21/2012 4:28:29 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Doogle

Call the picketers Twinkies? I think Ding Dongs would be more appropriate.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 4:33:47 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I was in WM today, picking up some last minute stuff for tomorrow and there were 2 cashiers talking to each other as I approached the check-out.
One asked, "What are you doing tomorrow?" The other answered, "I volunteered to work." The other said, "Oh cool! Me, too!"...and the two were giddy about getting to work together. Keyword here, of course, is "volunteered".
The union jerks just can't believe that a corporation as big as Walmart is allowed to survive without their intervention. I have a niece that works there and she says she knew when she took that job that it wasn't going to provide a "family supporting" wage, but it's enough for her and her husband (also working) to make it. She has few complaints about the work and the company and has been there 7 years. And, from what I can see, Walmart provides jobs for lots of people who, many times, would find it difficult finding a job elsewhere.
I'm not huge WM fan, but I'm not against them, either. These occutards who are egging this on (union's useful idiots) use the mantra "buy local", but we know it has nothing to do with that for them.
Expect to hear a "mic check" or two on the news tomorrow.
43 posted on 11/21/2012 4:34:54 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: Doogle

good idea


44 posted on 11/21/2012 4:37:22 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: DonaldC
Once again.....you show your colors DonaldC!

Go back to D.U. where you spawned from.

45 posted on 11/21/2012 4:39:21 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: DonaldC

46 posted on 11/21/2012 4:39:55 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: tobyhill
Having to work on Thanksgiving: Unacceptable.

Joining a picket line on Thanksgiving: Acceptable.

47 posted on 11/21/2012 4:40:01 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: DonaldC
require it for the good of society

You speak like a Communist/Socialist......

48 posted on 11/21/2012 4:42:03 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Fire them? What if they close? Then we’ll be deprived of news reports of the new American tradition. Seeing obese people skipping Thanksgiving to wait in line and bumrush WalMart, trampling over little old ladies and children to save $50.00 on a TV.


49 posted on 11/21/2012 4:50:08 PM PST by Blackirish
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To: tobyhill

Looks like Junior Walton isn’t getting much return on investment from the money that he put into Obama.


50 posted on 11/21/2012 4:55:46 PM PST by PAR35
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