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Offline Olivia

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Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs
« on: September 07, 2013, 08:18:22 AM »
Wal-Mart released a statement Friday mocking the low turnout for this week’s staged walkouts by members of OUR Wal-Mart, an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

Protests and walkouts were held in 15 cities Thursday, with three protesters arrested in New York City on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges while trying to deliver a petition to a Wal-Mart board member, according to Berlin Rosen, the public relations firm representing the protesters.

“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart, put another way, that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of our 1.3 million associates,” Wal-Mart vice president of corporate communications David Tovar said in a statement.
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“The UFCW is quickly becoming the boy who cried wolf. They put out news releases with big promises, but fail to deliver on those promises. It was proven again this week that the OUR Wal-Mart group doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Wal-Mart associates,” Tovar said.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/06/walmart-mocks-union-walk-outs/

Apparently, unions are losing their power to organize. 
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Re: Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »
Wal-Mart released a statement Friday mocking the low turnout for this week’s staged walkouts by members of OUR Wal-Mart, an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).

Protests and walkouts were held in 15 cities Thursday, with three protesters arrested in New York City on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges while trying to deliver a petition to a Wal-Mart board member, according to Berlin Rosen, the public relations firm representing the protesters.

“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart, put another way, that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of our 1.3 million associates,” Wal-Mart vice president of corporate communications David Tovar said in a statement.
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“The UFCW is quickly becoming the boy who cried wolf. They put out news releases with big promises, but fail to deliver on those promises. It was proven again this week that the OUR Wal-Mart group doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Wal-Mart associates,” Tovar said.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/06/walmart-mocks-union-walk-outs/

Apparently, unions are losing their power to organize.


I think so.. It is not about the workers.. It is about the union bosses getting the money from the workers.
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Re: Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 10:47:14 PM »
I think so.. It is not about the workers.. It is about the union bosses getting the money from the workers.

I was in several unions during my working days, and everyone of them charged at least 2 hours wages per month, sometimes more. That's a lot of money for unions, but also a lot of money for some people.

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Re: Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 08:37:51 AM »
I once worked on a college campus for a giant institutional food service company where some of the cooks were SEIU members. The only benefit they ever got for their union dues was two 15-minute breaks per day. Their wages (not much above minimum wage) were no higher than if they'd not been union members, and they still had to pay a large chunk to the union bosses as dues.
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