Archive for October, 2010

SUNDAY MORNING WITH ROBERT FEINMAN…

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Our co-blogger Robert Feinman passed in July 2009. Jonathan has already posted a best of series taken from Robert’s more than 600 posts to The Writing On The Wal. But Robert wrote elsewhere as well and, for some time, I’ve enjoyed a Sunday morning tradition of reading the essays he posted to his personal blog. […]

JOHN GILLANE WAS ABOUT TO LOSE HIS JOB

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I generlly avoid crimes-at-Walmart stories because they have nothing to do with Walmart other than it is a location where large masses of people regularly visit. The John Gillane story is different and it is too early to comment on just what happened. I can only find some relief that Gillane’s aim was bad. From […]

“What It’s Like to Work in Walmart Hell”

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This article in Alternet is definitely a must read. Of course, I’m a sucker for anything about Walmart anti-union videos: Walmart corporate policy remains fiercely anti-union. At my employee orientation, we were shown a video titled, Protect Your Signature, a piece meant to frighten us away from even trying to organize a union. A Walmart […]

Joe Biden isn’t running for anything this year.

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Walmart hates Democrats, even the squishy, centrist millionaires who today’s Democratic Party keeps nominating for US Senate seats. What I don’t understand is why anyone in their right mind would look to their employer for voting advice anyways.

SUNDAY MORNING WITH ROBERT FEINMAN…

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Our co-blogger Robert Feinman passed in July 2009. Jonathan has already posted a best of series taken from Robert’s more than 600 posts to The Writing On The Wal. But Robert wrote elsewhere as well and, for some time, I’ve enjoyed a Sunday morning tradition of reading the essays he posted to his personal blog. […]

THAT’S CAPITALISM…

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Stictly speaking, Malcolm Harper isn’t writing about Walmart, but about a controversy in the area of microfinance. I note what he has written because he uses Walmart as an example of how, in a Capitalist world, shareholder value and profit trumps all. Now microfinance is a mainstream business, it’s been “Wal-Martised,” whether we like it […]

STILL LOST IN THE WILDERNESS…

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A hearing in the case to decide whether or not Walmart can build a supercenter adjacent to a Civil War battlefield was scheduled for yesterday, but delayed after a death in the family of one of the plaintiff’s attorneys. I note the delay not for its news value, but to refresh our memories concerning the […]

DUKES V. WALMART SLOGS ON…

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Hamlet laments the law’s delay. Betty Dukes sympathizes. In August we told you about Walmarts strategy to block the the largest civil lawsuit in American, and possibly the world’s, history: Dukes v. Walmart. It’s taken nearly 60 days, but yesterday, the petitioner’s attorneys in Dukes v Walmart filled to stop the United States Supreme Court […]

JUST A TOUCH OF WALRAGE…

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

You all know I don’t like Walmart, but I’m not all pathological about hating Walmart. I mean the whole Southpark-does-Walmart meme is suppossed to be a fantasy, a bit of make believe, not to be take at all seriously. Not everyone agrees with me. From the comments on Business Insider: I’m looking toward to the […]

THAT’S A LOAD OF CPCFC*…

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

My mind didn’t blow, I’ve sadly grown callous when it comes to the daily outrages Walmart commits on the citizens of the world, but such perspectives as this one can be beneficial when they remind us what were up against in a Walmart World. No. 6 is my personal favorite. What’s yours? *Cheap Plastic Crap […]

Best Gawker Walmart post yet.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while know why I’m posting this part of Gawker’s mailbag in full: “I worked as an overnight meat sales person in a small town super Walmart. I started noticing a LOT of health code violations regarding handling the meat. Cases not cleaned, re-labeling expiry dates, […]

PUSHING A MOP AT WALMART SHOULDN’T SUCK…

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

While their number pale before the mass of present and former Walmart workers involved in Dukes v. Walmart, the people who clean up the daily mess and take out the trash for Walmart are no less due their share of justice. Such is the case in Zavala v. Wal-Mart. From the New Jersey Law Journal: […]

DROID 2 PULLED FOR DROID 2 GLOBAL… HUH…?

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I’m probably three or four generations behind in cell phone technology; I actually use my cell phone to make phone calls. So when people who watch technology say Walmart is recalling a phone because a new phone is due out, my first reaction is huh? From Android Tech: Speculation is that they are taking these […]

Gawker returns to Walmart.

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Here’s my favorite quote: I specifically remember not just a lecture about how bad unions are, but at least two videos as well. I’m sitting there, as a history major, just incredulous at the blatant propaganda. I looked at the people around me to see if they were as stunned as I was, but they […]

SUNDAY MORNING WITH ROBERT FEINMAN…

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Our co-blogger Robert Feinman passed in July 2009. Jonathan has already posted a best of series taken from Robert’s more than 600 posts to The Writing On The Wal. But Robert wrote elsewhere as well and, for some time, I’ve enjoyed a Sunday morning tradition of reading the essays he posted to his personal blog. […]