Archive for October, 2012

MANDATORY POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION SOON…?

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

No. The Yale Law Journal does not mention Walmart, but my journalist’s/political observer’s gut tells me that political, captive-audience workplace meetings like those already utilized by the Koch Brothers cannot be far off for Walmart associates. Citizens United has wrought widespread changes in the election law landscape. Yet, a lesser-known consequence of this watershed case […]

A BLACK FRIDAY SHUT DOWN…?

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Could enough Walmart associates actually walkout on Black Friday to make a dent in Walmart’s billions? Of course not. Even if every store in the United States shut down on that day, sales would resume the next day. The protest is symbolic, but one hell of a gesture. Unfortunately, this video refuses to embed and […]

Wow. Just wow.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

You stop blogging about something for a few years and suddenly the whole world goes crazy. Walmart, if you’re paying attention, is suffering through the first real strike in its history, which is pretty amazing when you consider that it isn’t even unionized. For those of you who want to discuss this with your friends, […]

UNION…! UNION…! UNION…!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Can a wildcat strike by 13 Walmart associates (sorry, that’s what over a dozen means, if it was more than that give us the precise count and we’ll report the precise number, it can’t be that hard) be effective? It can if it emboldens others to lose their jobs. [Update No. 2 at 1634 on […]