A lot has been going on about these strikes. The company has several months to respond to the accusations. I am eager to see what happens. Hopefully it won't go to court and they will settle. Elisa Jed | http://www.wertzbrothers.com
Were these people fired for protesting or for not showing up for their scheduled shifts?As for unions, once upon a time the were needed, now the union I'm in does nothing but collect dues.They don't even answer their phone. Pretty sad.
Even if Wal-Mart is found liable, it could be required to award workers back pay, reinstatement and reverse any disciplinary action does not mean that when these folks are paid back and reinstated that later are fired for some other reason. I think it all is sad.
If you dropped out of school, get pregnant at the age of 15 , or get locked up, don't blame Wal-Mart for your problems. They supply LOW paying jobs for people that don't pay much. If you don't want to work there, DON'T. If you don't want to shop there then DON'T! Take into consideration that a lot of people that don't have much money usually shop there to save a few dollars. Put a union in there and watch prices rise.
jrb359 ...If you think the service is bad at Wal-Mart let the Unions in there and see how much worse it will get and how much more you will pay for your items..Unions a destructive just as destructive as the administration we have now...Two peas in the pod.
My wife gets over $12 an hour, has health insurance for her self and our son, and has regular hours. let any other organization beat that. The Union bosses want the big plum, the big money that goes with unionising walmart. mos tof the Union bosses make more money than CEO's of most corporations. AND THEY DO NOT INVEST ONE DIME IN THE BUSINESS THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE OVER AND WRECK... FOR PROFIT. If unions are so good why do they only represent 1% of the nation. The only unions are in placesthat cannot move, like government, retail, and schools (we see how well that's worked out). The advocates do not drop a dime in this cause, they are well paid to get workers going...and 19 workers??? My wife drove through where the picket line was at her store...she so no employees and no one in the store knew of anyone that was at the rally. Smacks of the same way communists took over in the 20th century.
marart1327 ,,,People with union mentality always want more money, more benefits and less work and always will, they are greedy and lazy to boot.Service has been seriously affected as well as quality to the negative with unions, we no longer get what we pay for.If performance is poor a company should have the right to fire people and replace them with someone who actually wants to work and earn their living.Unions are destroying work ethics and make customers pay for it .
Good for the workers, I mean come on, Walmart put out food bins for customers to give food to their poor workers!!! Pay them a fair wage and Taxpayers won't have to give the workers food asistance anymore.
its the Obama packed NLRB and Obama is backed by the unions, it is just like the Liberals going after Christie, the unions and the NLRB are going after Walmart, because Walmart wont play fair with the unions, whine whine whine that's the unions, but it just goes to show if you grease the palms of Politicians as the unions did with Obama you will get a pay back and now the unions are getting their pay back by the Obama NLRB, nothing has changed in DC as Obama promised it is business and money floating around as usual
They don't "play fair" with thw WORKERS, either!
The amount of greed in this country is ridiculous!
Yes, just LOOK at the politicians!
I for one will not be going to Walmart any more, in fact I have a Walmart cc that I just cut up and threw away!!!
You're just being Wallyphobic.
How did corporations make any money, (and they made lots) in 1968 when the minimum wage was equal to $10.60 per hour and productivity was less that half as much as it is today?
If the minimum wage was equal to $10.60, that is because the $1 was actually worth something. Don't blame Walmart for that - blame our politicians. Based on the productivity I see in Walmart, if it less than half as much in 1968 as it is today, the people should have been fired. Walmart employees are not being abused. If there were thousands participating in the protests and only 19 were fired, perhaps it is because those 19 were actually at fault.
I don't suppose it's occurred to you that productivity is low at Walmart BECAUSE associates are poorly paid and poorly treated. When Sam Walton was alive, his practice was "take care of your employees and they'll take care of your customers. It worked. But when he died and the corporatists took over and put profit ahead of employees, everything went to "H-E-DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS"!! THAT'S a FACT!!