Unions attacking Walmart.....again
Being led by one of the biggest Socialists in the world, George Soros, and the biggest Socialist organizsation in the U.S., MoveOn.org, those of you who are looking forward to great buys this coming Friday may have to deal with organized labor's attempts to prevent you from doing so;
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.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/20/so...#ixzz2ClutL2dJ
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...masquerading as its own cure…
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George Sorryass should be tried for treason.
He doesn't give-a-rat-behind about employees/unions or anything else. He has so much money he just wants to see if he can re-engineer society.
And most of his money he made off the backs of those he's trying so hard to influence. He is the scum of the earth
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Oh man, this topic again. I thought there were like 500 responses to the last one. RoBoTeq I wonder if you would last as a night stocker at Wally World. I think they would whip your @ss. They beat those guys like they are working on the old Georgia prison chain gangs. If you don't put up so much product by the end of the night, you are out of there. And your slave labor is rewarded at the high rate of $8.25/hour. You don't have medical benefits because they want everybody to work part time. And now, in order for Wal Mart to be more like China, every worker has to wear the blue knit shirt--even if they don't have one to fit you and even if you hate wearing uncomfortable knit shirts. Before you could wear your own clothes and just throw the smock over your clothes. What a piece of crap company Wal Mart is to work for. They make everybody do those little chants they do. Working at Wal Mart is similar to working in communist China. Even the temperature in the building is controlled in Bentonville and the manager of the store can't do anything about it.
Alot of people don't like the idea of unions for personal reasons. In the instance of Walmart though a union is the only thing that will bring about reasonable working conditions. I have heard horror stories first hand and thank God I don't have to work for them (yet). They have this central planning similar to Communist countries yet folks scream about how they are just capitalists that are doing well - don't punish them. As more of these mega corporations employ more people we will only see more of this "centralized planning".
Our government will be based in democracy but it won't matter because our working life will be based in whatever suits the big corps.
ya, who would have thought wearing a uniform shirt throughout a company would be a "Chinese" idea?
Originally Posted by exreo
Every heating company in my market has a UNIFORM. Company shirt and pants are required.......oh the horror
Stocking shelves, there is a high stress job. Better have a Masters Degree and a PHd in Packaging to do that job.
No one wants to WORK anymore, you must be one of "The no child left behind" entailment children
and Guess what, Macy's controls there energy needs form a central location to. all by computer.....ooooh lordy more horror, when will this non-sense end. Lots of retail companies do the same thing.
BAD WAL-MART.....BAD. How dare you try and control costs, How dare you even contemplate profit BAD WAL-MART...BAD
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There are companies similar to Wal Mart in that they couldn't care less about their employees--especially in this poor economy. But Wal Mart does run Wal Mart in America like it is the storefront of Communist China. Everything is done for the benefit of Wal Mart and the employee has no more importance than the shelf that holds the product. I really don't like unions, but I despise companies like Wal Mart. All they sell is cheap made in China garbage anyway.
Originally Posted by jmac00
I think in the future we will see a flood of Chinese and Asians working at Wal Mart. This is the trend among American companies. They send every possible job to China and Mexico they can think of. Then they import Mexians and Chinese and other Asians to work in the factories and stores that do exist in America. This is the trend--they are burning the candle of America at both ends. This is captialism that has gone beszerk. This is captialism in its purest form which is "every man for himself". "How much can I get for myself and much less can I pay my workers". This is captialism without Christianity. This is captialism with government now being on the side of the capitalist. Our government allows foreigners by the millions to invade our country every year. There is no penalty whatsoever for closing up your manufacturing base in the U.S. and shipping it to China. It is the American middle class that loses on all fronts. The middle class loses their jobs or else their wages and benefits are cut. Then they get the privledge of buying cheap garbage made in China instead of good quality goods that used to be made in the U.S.
This is also why loser boy Obama was re-elected president of the U.S. in spite of his horrible track record the past 4 years. Middle class America has given up on the "greedy bastard" capitalist which Romney seemed to be the epitome of with Bain Capital. Now, a majority of Americans just want a piece of government benefits before we become 3rd world.
The following are 55 reasons why you should buy products that are made in America this holiday season...
1. When you buy products that are made in America you support American workers.
2. When you buy products that are made in America you support companies that are doing business in America.
3. In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.
4. The United States has a trade imbalance that is more than 7 times larger than any other nation on earth has.
5. Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion. That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.
6. In 2011, our trade deficit with China was 28 times larger than it was back in 1990 and more than 49,000 times larger than it was back in 1985.
7. When NAFTA was passed in 1993, the United States had a trade surplus with Mexico of 1.6 billion dollars. In 2010, we had a trade deficit with Mexico of 61.6 billion dollars.
8. One professor has estimated that cutting the U.S. trade deficit in half would create 5 million more jobs in the United States.
9. Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the globe since 1975. That 8 trillion dollars could have gone to support U.S. businesses and pay the wages of U.S. workers. Federal, state and local taxes would also have been paid on that 8 trillion dollars if it had stayed in the United States.
10. According to the Economic Policy Institute, America is losing half a million jobs to China every single year.
11. The United States has lost an average of approximately 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
12. According to U.S. Representative Betty Sutton, the United States has lost an average of 15 manufacturing facilities a day over the last 10 years.
13. During 2010 alone, an average of 23 manufacturing facilities permanently shut down in the United States every single day.
14. Overall, the United States has lost more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.
15. The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
16. Between December 2000 and December 2010, 38 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Ohio were lost, 42 percent of the manufacturing jobs in North Carolina were lost and 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in Michigan were lost.
17. As I have written about previously, 95 percent of the jobs lost during the last recession were middle class jobs.
18. Due in part to the globalization of the labor pool, only about 24 percent of all jobs in the United States are "good jobs" at this point.
19. Right now, more than 41 percent of all working age Americans do not have a job, and the vast majority of the new jobs that are being created are low paying jobs.
20. The United States now has 10 percent fewer "middle class jobs" than it did just ten years ago.
21. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the U.S. economy loses approximately 9,000 jobs for every $1 billion of goods that are imported from overseas.
22. As our economic infrastructure is gutted, formerly great manufacturing cities all over America are being transformed into festering hellholes.
23. Between 2001 and 2007, the value of products that Wal-Mart imported from China grew from $9 billion to $27 billion.
24. In 2001, American consumers spent 102 billion dollars on products made in China. In 2011, American consumers spent 399 billion dollars on products made in China.
25. The United States spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.
26. Back in 1998, the United States had 25 percent of the world’s high-tech export market and China had just 10 percent. Today, China’s high-tech exports are more than twice the size of U.S. high-tech exports.
27. In 2002, the United States had a trade deficit in "advanced technology products" of $16 billion with the rest of the world. In 2010, that number skyrocketed to $82 billion.
28. The United States has lost more than a quarter of all of its high-tech manufacturing jobs over the past ten years.
29. Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry was actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.
30. The Chinese undervalue their currency by about 40 percent in order to gain a critical advantage over foreign competitors. This means that many Chinese companies are able to absolutely thrive while their competition in the United States goes out of business.
31. According to the New York Times, a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.
32. In 2010, China produced more than twice as many automobiles as the United States did.
33. Since the auto industry bailout, approximately 70 percent of all GM vehicles have been built outside the United States.
34. Do you remember when the United States was the dominant manufacturer of automobiles and trucks on the globe? Well, in 2010 the U.S. ran a trade deficit in automobiles, trucks and parts of $110 billion.
35. In 2010, South Korea exported 12 times as many automobiles, trucks and parts to us as we exported to them.
36. In 2010, China produced 627 million metric tons of steel. The United States only produced 80 million metric tons of steel.
37. In 2010, China produced 7.3 million metric tons of cotton. The United States only produced 3.4 million metric tons of cotton.
38. Today, China produces nearly twice as much beer as the United States does.
39. 85 percent of all artificial Christmas trees are made in China.
40. Right now, China is producing more than three times as much coal as the United States does.
41. China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of U.S. defense systems. How stupid can we possibly be?
42. According to author Clyde Prestowitz, China’s number one export to the U.S. is computer equipment. According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, during 2010 the number one U.S. export to China was “scrap and trash”.
43. All over the United States, road and bridge projects are being outsourced to Chinese firms. Just check out the following excerpt from a recent ABC News article....
In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.
In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.
In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.
These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.
"When we subsidize jobs in China, we're not creating any wealth in the United States," said Scott Paul, executive director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
44. The new World Trade Center tower is going to include glass that has been imported from China.
45. The new Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall was made in China.
46. The Chinese economy has grown 7 times faster than the U.S. economy has over the past decade.
47. The Chinese economy is projected to be larger than the U.S. economy by 2016.
48. One economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
49. In recent years the U.S. economy has embraced "free trade" and the emerging one world economy like never before. Instead of increasing the number of jobs in our economy, it has resulted in the worst stretch of job creation in the United States in modern history....
If any single number captures the state of the American economy over the last decade, it is zero. That was the net gain in jobs between 1999 and 2009—nada, nil, zip. By painful contrast, from the 1940s through the 1990s, recessions came and went, but no decade ended without at least a 20 percent increase in the number of jobs.
50. If you gathered together all of the workers that are "officially" unemployed in the United States today, they would constitute the 68th largest country in the world.
51. China now holds approximately more than a trillion dollars of U.S. government debt. If you were alive back when Jesus was born and you had spent a million dollars every single day since then, you still would not have spent that much money by now.
52. Jeffrey Immelt, the head of Barack Obama's highly touted "Jobs Council", has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States.
53. Without enough good jobs, more Americans than ever before are falling into poverty. Today, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.
54. According to Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton University, 40 million more U.S. jobs could be sent offshore over the next two decades if current trends continue.
55. If U.S. consumers do not start supporting U.S. workers and U.S. businesses, eventually we will all be so poor that very few of us will be able to afford to buy any gifts during the holiday season.
I don't see how they could force a Wal-Mart union nationwide. In my state, South Carolina, we are a right to work state. No employer in SC can force employees to join a union. All unions work forces in SC are voluntary only and can’t be mandatory.
This recession won't be over until we raise a generation that knows how to live on what they’ve got.
Walmart doesn't want their employees to join a union, a union would kill Walmarts profit margins because they would actually have to pay their employees and offer them some sort of health care plan.
Originally Posted by The_USC_2001
It would be interesting to know what Wal Mart's cost is for a $25 made in China frying pan. Is Wal Mart's cost only $12.50 including shipping by sea and rail? That means a $25 piece of junk Wal Mart frying pan gives Wal Mart a 100% mark up. I would love to know the answer to that.
Some thing smells like fish yep dead fish at that.
WMT accounts for 4.9% of Soros full portfollio. And is his largest position.
not all employees want a union. For example, Honda America use to have a thing called the Honda Home Coming. They invite everyone with a Honda Goldwing to visit there factory in Marysville Ohio, You got to tour the plant (no pictures or cell phones allowed inside)from receiving to shipping, We got to see how they made our bikes, we got to have lunch with the employees. Mention the word **UNION** and you will get an earful.
Originally Posted by Joe7cri
The basic response will be "why the F*** would we want to take a cut in pay and benefits, the Union can't offer us anything"
as far as a Union killing Wal-Marts profit margins? I doubt that, it will cut into them, but they only have to raise prices a minor amount to cover there costs.
Anyone that has worked in Retail knows your going to be working holidays, period.
If you pick that particular livelihood, expect to work.
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