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  •  I gave up Walmart entirely last year (17+ / 0-)

    before Black Friday, when I first became aware of the OURWalmart movement. Walmart workers are taking the first steps toward organizing, with the aid of the UFCW, if I recall correctly. I consider that to be a kind labor action, and I was trained from an early age never to cross a picket line. Even if right now OURWalmart's activity is on the order of one-day walkouts or flash protests, workers are at least organizing to publicize their plight and strategize future action.

    I found out I can get my Rxs filled for the same price at my (unionized) supermarket, and I had no other good reason to set foot in any Walmart. Their prices aren't really any better than anywhere else, and the atmosphere is always depressing.

    More on OURWalmart


    "I've had all I can stands, and I can't stands no more." - Popeye the Sailor Man

    by congenitalefty on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:00:18 AM PDT

    •  yes, depressing atmosphere! (1+ / 0-)
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      I do not understand why people in the richest country in the world put up with shopping in a dark, dank, dusty, dreary dirty, disorderly warehouse for ordinary household items and food.

      When our local Walmart went up a few years ago (over our objections) I did go inside to look around. It was the first time I'd ever been in one. I could not believe my eyes. It looked a lot like the department stores in East Germany back in the 1970's. Those were drab and dirty due to government controls and priorities--and the people there HATED the stores. Here we choose to shop like that, letting corporations provide cheap, dreary products instead of the gov't. It seems ironic to me.

      Before I left the store, I did make one purchase (a small set of canning jars). As much as I hate Walmart, I did not think it would be right for me to go in there and "spy" without buying something. Now I can claim to be their "customer", LOL.

      Where in the Constitution does it say: "...on behalf of corporate interests" ???

      by sillia on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:33:36 AM PDT

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