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Walmart Advises Against Unions

Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 21, 2014, 11:25 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: labor, walmart, capitalism

Join Team #WalMartStrikers

While the Waltons enjoy a life of epic luxury and entitlement, resting in the top 20 of wealth holders in the planet, the #WalmartStrikers are fighting for food at the table, sick days, and $15 dollars an hour (at the very least).

Last week, we introduced for public perusal a few of the training materials for Walmart managers. Missing in those slides, were some key talking points.

What does a loyal manager do if a Walmart Associate asks about the big bad union?

If you are a Walmart worker and you want to be involved in organizing your workplace, contact Making Change.



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[-] 8 points by michluvsboston1 (8) 10 years ago

I was a proud member of the IBEW 2222 for over 10 years. We had amazing dental, medical, fair wages, 401 K with matching - we were paid overtime, time and a half on holidays and double time after working three holidays - and they paid for my college tuition which was $7,000 per quarter - YES $7,000. They wrote a check directly to the university. What did they get in return. A fiercely loyal employee who came to work in snow storms and slept in the break room on the floor with fellow workers to keep communications going during some pretty horrible storms and much more. It was a win-win. Minimum wage makes everyone suffer, except the greedy corporations. Face it when you're making minimum wage you need public assistance, rent, food stamps etc. So whose really paying these Walmart employees - you and me. If they got $15 an hour, they could proudly support themselves. Why should we subsidize Walmart with their profits - Let them PAY their loyal employees! ( who would probably work harder and be more loyal to a company who is paying them a LIVING wage)

[-] 4 points by spinoza34 (400) 10 years ago

Good post, Thanks. What happened exactly.

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 years ago

Like Walmart - 'Top US Corporations Funneled $185 Million To Political Non-Profits' -

http://www.nationofchange.org/top-us-corporations-funneled-money-political-nonprofits-1390402262 -

'The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, unleash a flood of corporate money directly into elections.'

'But since then, scores of blue-chip U.S. companies quietly bankrolled politically active nonprofits to the tune of at least $185 million in roughly a single year, according to a new Center for Public Integrity investigation.'

Also - http://www.nationofchange.org/8-facts-about-american-inequality-1390315279 .

Never Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The Agenda! solidarity OWS!

[-] 6 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 years ago

'Oklahoma Prohibits Cities From Raising the Minimum Wage While Voting in Tax Credits for Investors' is an infuriating read and what happens to people who try to fight such hypocrisy and injustice - http://www.nationofchange.org/crime-peaceful-protest-1398778948 - by Chris Hedges.

Never Give Up Fighting Oppression - Economic, Political & Social! Occupy Solidarity!

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

She also insisted on going ahead with this, while saving a few bucks on the drugs involved.


[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 years ago

Mary Fallin is another mean spirited Republican lunatic. Your link is very powerful and a clear example of just how low things have got and just how inhumane and cruel capital punishment is and what it says about the justice system. Never Give Up Exposing Injustice! Occupy The Real 99% Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago


Some press organizations do see what she is doing.

Others, not so much.

[-] 8 points by Ache4Change (3340) 10 years ago

Mary 'Fallin should be forced to account for every gruesome detail' but she's not the only one -


Never Give Up Exposing These Scum And Their Bull-Shit! Occupy Our Humanity! Solidarity.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

Apparently, finding humane ways to end inhumane incarceration is very difficult for them, and it has to be about the money, because we do know how to do these things from a medical standpoint.

Like him or not, Dr. Kevorkian never had these problems.

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 9 years ago

Are you for the Death Penalty?



'The death penalty is a barbaric anachronism, a crude instrument not of justice but of revenge. Most countries banished it long ago. This country should banish it now.'


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

This is what teabagge(R)y has brought us.

If you have something like that where you live?

Get rid of them as quickly as you are able.

[-] 5 points by elf3 (4203) 10 years ago

Lower product prices....price caps, rent control, boycott! let's give the one percent a demotion if you give us a raise they only demand the extra...why are we paying them such a huge percent of our earnings?

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Well said elf3. Am seeing only a fraction of the buying power that my parents had in 1960. Yes, there is power in Boycott.

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (2697) 10 years ago

Walmart sales slip!!!


They want us to believe weather, we know occupys message has seeped into the consciousness of evermore people.

Boycott walmart

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago


[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 10 years ago

cracks in walmart armor in China!!!!


Slow but sure progress.

And occupy has been there pushing for all this.

[-] 4 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Meet The New Boss

Same As The Old Boss?

I am thinking - YEP

Making Change at Walmart:

Today, Doug McMillon steps into his new role as Walmart CEO. Walmart workers have a message for him. Can you help them deliver it?

Last November in the midst of Walmart’s complete PR debacle over the company running a food drive for its own workers to donate to each other and the impending Black Friday protests, Walmart’s former CEO Mike Duke stepped down. The press and industry experts agreed that one of the most pressing issues facing his successor would be addressing worker issues.

Walmart workers have sent an open letter to CEO McMillon outlining how he can turn Walmart around. Help us make sure he hears their voices.

You can read their open letter here. Then tweet and share it on Facebook using the buttons below.

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Thanks! Silivia

Silvia Fabela Making Change at Walmart

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Could Wal-Mart Be the Next Giant Failure in Retail?

Depending on how one looks at it - they have always been a failure - a failure to their employees and the states and county's where they are located.

The layoffs? No doubt not needed and just a stratagem to say how hard the business environment is for them ( truth = Not at all ).

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 10 years ago

Good points. Wal-Mart (& others) pay peanuts, bleed us dry, but expect a lot.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

They DON'T expect a lot - NO - Heh - If Only - No they expect pretty much - ALL and then some. I am so happy to see so many groups forming in resistance/protest.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (23781) 10 years ago

Increasing pay for the 99% does not necessarily mean that prices must increase. How about increasing pay simply by decreasing the profits that go to the greedy grubbing 1%, such as the Walton's? The higher labor costs do not have to be passed on to the consumer, they can be absorbed by the CEO's and shareholders.

[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

Those pdf's never mention what to do when your master associate (supervisor), is lying to you, or about you.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

You whistleblowers you!!!!

This actually got a little press.


not a word at FLAKESnews though.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

Hmmmmmm - lets try a reverse on the dispersal - I predict median stays sane/same while a fair percentage of the formerly minimum see an uptick in hospital visits - some only for overdosing as to the majority getting real needs taken care of - the formerly CEO guy??? - also an uptick in many hospital visits - though likely for attempted suicides.