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Wal-Mart Settles Worker Suit for $54M

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Wal-Mart is another business unions and liberals just can't wait to put out of business.
     
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    Put wal mart out of business think of all the others you put out of business with them, or out of work, they employ thousands, and the companies they buy from employ even more. Putting companies out of business is never a good dies, it always goes much further then at first sight.
     
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    Well, when you cut employee's break time then allow them to work off the clock you have made yourself open to the union. You can't blame the union for being a union and if management treated the workers fair they would not have to fear union's being voted in.
     
  5. LeBuick

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    WalMart is by far the most profitable store in existence. Giving workers a break or paying them for time worked would far from put them out of business. The fact is they can be fair to the workers without even raising any prices. Just give up a little of the profits.
     
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    Yessirree, without Walmart, who would all those Chinese children in the factories slave for?
     
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    Just about every other retail store in the United States has a vast number of products with the "Made in China" label attached to it. Shut WalMart down and the slack will be picked up by some other retailer hocking "Made in China" products.
     
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    You saying WalMart has nothing made in China?
     
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    [FONT="Comic Sans MS" SIZE="4"]Made in China ... you bet your bippy .........

    http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cach...wall+mart+pressure+chinese&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6
    Plus Wal Mart has a way of turning downtowns into ghost towns when they move in .... creating loss of businesses and loss of jobs.][/FONT]
     
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    Why should their break times be cut? Unless they're taking longer breaks than authorized, they're break times are only half an hour for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. I think that's reasonable.

    What Walmart really needs more than shorter breaks is more workers and better customer service. Right now their customer service is pretty much non-existent. Also, they need to treat their employees with some respect; that too is non-existent. I worked there for about 9 months after retirement and left because of the lack of respect from everyone--other employees, managers, and customers.
     
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    COSTCO has better merchandise and is a union shop. Consumers Report usually rates COSTCO as having lowest price IF they have what you want. No, I have no personal strings to COSTCO but enjoy shopping there.
     
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    Costco's attitude and service is far superior too. They also have better products.
     
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    Good for you COSTCO lovers. But, I bet they too have many products with the "Made in China" label.
     
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    No COSTCO within 25 miles of here. 3 WALLMARTs within 15 miles. I would rather shop elswhere but the prices at other places are much higher.

    I don't care if they are union or not, but they must be required to abide by the labor laws.
     
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    the fact it is a union shop is enough to send me away. Thw Walmart shop near me have good service, large supplies and polite staff. Made in China! What isn't? Unless it is made in India.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Recently I talked with a businessman and he told me that buying made in China helps the national debt.

    Anyone who is the middle man makes more than anyone else.
     
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    Some people just can't stand to see success. They prefer mediocrity- like Kmart, which sells as much 'Made in China' as Walmart, if not more.

    I personally detest Kmart because they filed bankruptcy a few years ago and then right out of bankruptcy turned around and bought Sears.
     
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    You don't like Kmart because they filed for bankruptcy, closed some stores, made some major changes, got back on their feet and was able to buy another chain?

    I don't understand the logic there. Can you explain it a little?
     
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    I guess it's the same logic that some use for not liking Walmart.:laugh:

    Actually I just thought it was underhanded for them to sluff off paying their bills and then buy Sears almost right out of bankruptcy. That's just my personal feeling. Maybe (probably) it isn't logical but that's my feeling.
     
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    >Recently I talked with a businessman and he told me that buying made in China helps the national debt.

    If he explained how that works, please teach us.

    In the Pacific North West most of the K-Marts are an ugly mess.
     
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