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  •  I don't believe this diary is a call for unions (1+ / 0-)
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    abandoning organization.  I believe it's making a point of how unacceptable Walmart and its actions are.  

    On a personal note, I must admit, I don't understand your strategy of attacking those on your side because they don't say things exactly like you think they should or do exactly as they do.  This diarist is clearly on the same side as you, so why would you choose to criticize the diary the second it's posted?  Is there even one thing that's not true?  Is there anything in it that discourages unions from organizing?  Will not pointing out Walmart's many flaws discourage unionization?  I just don't get it.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:45:52 AM PST

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    •  I don't understand your strategy of (0+ / 0-)

      calling every mild criticism an attack.

      Of course the diary is not a call to abandon organizing, nobody said it was.

      Unions have already largely abandoned organizing so need to make such a call.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: USW Local Mourns Fallen Brother

      by JayRaye on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:14:24 AM PST

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      •  PS Unions members should go to their meetings (0+ / 0-)

        stand up and raise just exactly such criticisms.

        Demand to know what your union is doing to organize the unorganized. Demand that they do more. What we need is a massive well funded union organizing campaign on scale of the CIO in the late 30s. The crisis facing low-wage workers is that severe.

        We can talk about what's wrong with Walmart & other low-wage employers until we are blue in the face (and we have), but only by organizing them will we have a chance at solving the problems of low-wage workers.

        Note that I used the term Brother and ended with Solidarity. That's because I am not a bystander in this struggle, but an active participant.

        The labor movement is a democratic movement and we have every right to question our leaders. We should do more of it, not less.

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: USW Local Mourns Fallen Brother

        by JayRaye on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 09:39:23 AM PST

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