View Full Version : Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs

09-06-2013, 10:59 PM
Patrick Howley

Wal-Mart released a statement Friday mocking the low turnout for this week’s staged walkouts by members of OUR Wal-Mart, an affiliate (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/08/ufcw-rejoins-afl-cio_n_3726816.html) of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
Protests and walkouts were held in 15 cities Thursday, with three protesters arrested in New York City on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges while trying to deliver a petition to a Wal-Mart board member, according to (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57601547/wal-mart-labor-protests-15-cities-arrests-in-nyc/) Berlin Rosen, the public relations firm representing the protesters.
“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart, put another way, that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of our 1.3 million associates,” Wal-Mart vice president of corporate communications David Tovar said in a statement.

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DumbAss Tanker
09-06-2013, 11:49 PM
At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart

But not anymore...


09-06-2013, 11:59 PM
But not anymore...


They'll keep them. Got to have some one gather the carts and scrub the toilets for part-time min wage.

09-07-2013, 06:06 AM
UFCW represented grocery stores actually had to give workers a raise once when minimum wage went up in Illinois. The wages are about the same (or lower) then what the non union workers are earning for new employees.