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  •  Are employees protected in these actions? (0+ / 0-)

    My understanding is that the labor laws do not provide any kind of protection for strikes that are conducted without union representation.  That would make employees vulnerable to bein fired.

    Mind you, losing a Wal-Mart job probably isn't the end of the world.

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    by dinotrac on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:28:58 AM PST

    •  Mind you, losing a Wal-Mart job probably isn't ... (1+ / 0-)
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      the end of the world...?
      Really? Let's see, family to feed, rent or mortgage, car and gas to get to work, other needs. No other options to Walmart...
      What does the end of the world look like to you?

      •  Depends on where you are, but, in many places, (1+ / 0-)
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        comparable jobs should be relatively easy to find.

        Makes sense, right?
        Bad jobs that pay poorly are easier to replace than good jobs that pay well.

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        by dinotrac on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:21:15 AM PST

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    •  technically (0+ / 0-)

      The workers were striking over unfair labor practices, and cannot be fired for striking.  We'll see if Walmart cans any workers for not showing up and it ends up at the NLRB.

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