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Forum Post: Why are unions unable to take on Walmart?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 28, 2012, 5:15 p.m. EST by francismjenkins (3713)
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I've heard it said that where unions try to unionize a Walmart, they simply close shop. Well, as far as I'm concerned, the more Walmart's with plywood on their windows the better ... and I would assume, they won't close down ALL their stores (and thus if enough pressure is applied, eventually they'll have to accept unionization).

At this point most of the industries/public sector positions that are unionized aren't the sort of occupations that were traditionally unionized. High skilled industrial workers (who operate highly automated and highly technical factories), and degree'd professionals. The people who need unions the most are the least likely to have one representing them ... and in my view this seems perverted.

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