Archive for the 'Organized Labor' Category

WALMART WINS UNION TRESPASS APPEAL…

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

On Thursday, 30 June, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, Division Eight found in favor of Walmart in the case of Walmart v. United Food And Commercial Workers International. From Court Documents: In September 2014, the trial court issued a permanent injunction barring defendants United Food and Commercial Workers […]

MR. MCMILLON: OPEN THOSE DOORS…

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union wants transparency when Walmart hauls in non-union (i.e. all Walmart) employees for disciplinary hearings that result from worker strikes. Given Walmart’s long history of intimidation tactics, that seems like a reasonable demand. Closed door sessions are rarely good. Daniel Wiessner, reporting in Wal-Mart’s closed-door meetings with workers […]

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE WALMART EMPIRE

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

So, we’ve written hundreds of posts about the Walton family, their peers and their hirelings, but we’ve never focused on the people the way the folks at The Walmart 1%, The People Behind The Walmart Empire. Who, sadly, were these bloggers? The Walmart 1% was a project of Making Change At Walmart, (who took notice […]

WORKING FOR STARVATION WAGES…

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

One of the strongest weapons in the protest arsenal is the hunger strike. Gandhi used the tactic several times to great effect. British suffragettes attempted to starve themselves in their quest for the vote, but brutal force feeding thwarted their efforts. Irish freedom fighters, lead by Bobby Sands, did starve themselves to death protesting England’s […]

BATTLE OVER CLOSED STORES GOES ON…

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

The stores are reopening, but the labor battle over Walmart’s union-busting ruse is far from over. Reuter’s reports in Unions file new Wal-Mart labor complaint related to store closure that: Unions filed a second labor board complaint against Wal-Mart Stores Inc related to its temporary closure of a California store, claiming the retailer discriminated against […]

UNION BUSTED, STORES REOPEN FOR XMAS…

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

No one ever believed the story about the plumbing, although plenty in the tin-hat brigade went for the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy. No, the only trope that made any sense was that the five Walmarts suddenly closed back in April was payback for union organizing. So, the stores are now getting ready to open in […]

NEW YORKERS POLLED ON WALMART…

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Are politicians, and their Union backers, depriving New York City residents of the joys and benefits of shopping at Walmart. A poll taken by Quinnipiac University seems to make that case. Greg David, reporting in Despite everything, New Yorkers want Wal-Mart in city for Crain’s New York Business writes: I had taken a vow not […]

ARE WALMART PAY RAISES BACKFIRING…?

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

I confess, that while I had, and continue to have a number of concerns regarding the pay raises for hourly workers at Walmart announced early in the year, I did not consider that the raises, and how they are being applied, would cause discord within the ranks. The Washington Times, in Wal-Mart’s pay raise backfires: […]

WALMART, BERNIE SANDERS AND CARD CHECK…

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Everyone should listen to the entire speech—when was the last time any candidate for their party’s presidential nomination attracted more than 10,000 people to a speech 17 months before the election?—but if you just can spare the time, you should take note of what Bernie has to say at around the 21:00 and 41:30 time […]

WALMART’S HOUSE OF CARDS

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I binge watched three seasons of the Netflix series House of Cards over the weekend and a smile came to my face when the below scene came up in season three. I’m sure that Francis Underwood is a strong supporter of the Bentonvile Behemoth. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

EXCEPT WALMART WOULD NEVER NEGOTIATE…

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

WALMART NEEDS PLUMBING AND A NEW ROOF…?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Back in the middle of April, Walmart gave employees five-hours notice that stores in Pico Rivera, California; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Brandon, Florida; and Midland and Livingston, Texas would close for six months. Walmart said the closings were necessary to deal with plumbing problems. Walmart builds new stores in less than six months. No one bought the […]

JUSTIN BIEBER IS NOT WALMART’S PROBLEM…

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Yesterday I wrote about Walmart’s intention to raise thermostats (controlled from Bentonville) a single degree to take the chill off workers. The company also magnanimously pronounced that the music of Celine Dion and Justin Bieber were off the play list. Activists say they applaud the company’s efforts to improve working conditions for U.S. employees—policy changes […]

WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT…?!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

DAVE IS LEAVING, BUT THE TRADITION GOES ON…

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Doug McMillon is using carrots over sticks to convince that unionizing is not in their best interest, and my family experience with non-union companies is evidence that such a strategy can work, but Walmart may be in too deep a hole. The Daily Dot helps to dig the hole a little deeper. Walmart and unions […]