Forum Post: retail teamsters union !!!!! Raise everyones' wages all naturally & re-balance the entire structure of our economy!!!!
Posted 2 years ago on July 10, 2013, 10:56 p.m. EST by elf3
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Hey retail workers, they can't outsource you, so you now represent America's largest labor industry - so how come you don't want to make 30 dollars an hour with full almost free benefits instead of peanuts? Have a National Strike and organize your futures now if not for yourselves for your family and future generations
If a walmart or big box store worker strikes for two weeks but gains a pay increase to $30.00 an hour then they will make back an estimated 5 times their regular pay when the strike is over - worth the wait I would say and a nice little vacation at that?!
A.) a strike will cause them (Wal-Mart and their ilk) huge huge problems they can't do it ...in those two weeks they may lose every shareholder they have - there would be a run and they could actually go under from it - we're using the stock market against them in this way
B.) .. WE here at Occupy now need to work to re-balance and shift retail as the new American Labor baseline for a job that can't be outsourced and that can provide a good paying family feeding wage. For all Wal-Mart and big boxers have GAINED from the economy - they must now PAY and in fact OWE back what they took from it to keep our economy functioning and balanced. The labor market has shifted from manufacturing based economy to retail and service sector based economy and sorry Wal-Mart the ride is over - time to accept that and let it happen. You have to especially remember that this would now also create competition in the labor market - if Wal-Mart is paying $30.00 an hour you might think about leaving your $15.00 an hour office job to go work there - it will create a shift in the ENTIRE market - all sectors will have to pay more!!! So it makes up for the difference if any in cost increase on goods and will NATURALLY let the market determine a better less stagnant wage for us all.
C.) Long live the free market system!!!!!!!!!!!!!