Figuring out what to do with us

A group similar to NoClevelandWalmart.org, WakeUpWalMart is featured in a Washington Post article, Logging On With A New Campaign:
It's a Thursday morning in a downtown office building on K Street. Five staffers are fielding phone calls, soliciting help, blogging and brainstorming. Handmade posters are taped to drab walls, tracking their plans and progress. White boards are scribbled on, erased and scribbled on some more. Boxes sit unpacked. Dating lives have been put on hold. There are no plans for a summer vacation. Weekend rest is fleeting. In other words, not much has changed since these staffers were with the Howard Dean, Wesley K. Clark and John F. Kerry presidential campaigns. But this time, they are trying to win one for the Wal-Mart workers... In January, the UFCW hired 29-year-old Paul Blank, former political director of the Howard Dean presidential campaign. He pulled together a team of other young former staffers from failed Democratic presidential campaigns to start a grass-roots effort to draw in consumers....
The irony is, Wal*Mart thinks they're immune to internet-powered grassroots organizing.
Wal-Mart has no plans to deal with Wake-Up Wal-Mart. "We do not plan to talk with them," said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams in an e-mail. "Some of our critics are open-minded people who are genuinely concerned about issues and want to make the world a better place. We reach out to them and try to work toward common goals. Other groups simply pull publicity stunts to further their own narrow self-interests -- and Wake-Up Wal-Mart is clearly in that category."
Not to mention Wal*Mart rules at publicity stunts:
Wal-Mart is launching a massive counteroffensive to protect its image. It is spending millions of dollars on advertisements in which employees praise the company as a great place to work. For the first time, Wal-Mart invited 100 journalists to its Arkansas headquarters this spring...
The coordinated effort is starting to work.
With that, Blank rallied his troops: "Trust me, they are meeting 18 hours a day to figure out what to do with us."
I don't know if they're meeting 18 hours a day, but they're definitely trying to figure out what to do with us. I've been watching the web server logs and NoClevelandWalmart.org was picked up almost immediately after our press release by CyberAlert, who obviously emailed something to Bentonville HQ, because the next day, we logged activity from mailgate1.wal-mart.com Think they'll send someone to our next meeting too?

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