CONVINCE ME THAT THIS ISN’T BULL SHIT…

walmart closures 150415 Given Walmart's response to previous attempts to unionize stores, this makes the most sense of all the theories I'm reading so far:
[Venanzi Luna was one of 530 employees told Monday that the store is closing for six months] says that as a member with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart, a group funded by the Food Workers Union, she has led strikes and sit-ins. Pico Rivera has been a hotbed for worker activism as protests took place there for higher wages. Luna wonders if Walmart was targeting the workers who spoke out. “This is the first store that went on strike. This is the first store in demanding changes for Walmart,” she said.
The question becomes, if this is the case, who blinks first? How many stores would Walmart be willing to shutter to convince workers that protest will not be tolerated? Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

2 Responses to “CONVINCE ME THAT THIS ISN’T BULL SHIT…”

  1. UncleBob says:

    Bull****? Probably.

    But, the fact that they were all done at the same time isn’t too much of a shock. With 3,500+ stores, it’s *possible*, that some number-cruncher finalized all of the numbers and the decision was made that these five stores were determined to have had a record number of plumbing problems, yadda, yadda.

    Seems fishy to me, sure, but closing them all at once isn’t the part of this that sets off the Spidey Sense.

  2. UncleBob says:

    Beside, you got six stores to close. Isn’t that what you’ve wanted? Walmart to go out of business? I’m sure the local economies of those areas will be just fine.

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