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  •  I used to work (8+ / 0-)

    at Wal-Mart, spent 2 years in a super-center.
    1 year in grocery and 1 in electronics.
    Halfway thru they changed policies and began getting rid of the benifits.
    at that time they also sent all managers/ customer service reps/ etc etc in the region to a top secret meeting.
    When they got back 1 CSR let it slip that it was all about unions.They were instructed to notify top management if they heard any employer utter the word union.
    There was a movement in the grocery section to do union that died right then and there.
    fear of losing jobs shut up everyone.

    •  almost forgot (7+ / 0-)

      thge reason I quit?
      Illegal no breaks because the store was undermanned.
      my last day I wasnt allowed to take any breaks for the 2nd time that week.The last 1 hour I walked out of electronics and took my break anyways.
      when I walked out of the store I told the manager to take the job and shove it.

      •  Must have felt so good (2+ / 0-)
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        mbair, bumpa

        to tell the manager to shove it.  Good for you!

      •  so you're a veteran (3+ / 0-)
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        suswa, nannyboz, bumpa

        In the movie they depict the swat team that gets dispatched from Bentonville on a private plane to any store location where an employee mentions the word union.

        That's the thing that's really important. If there is a union then a lot of this stuff gets solved with collective bargaining and the normal processes. Since there are no unions, outsiders like the shoppers and advocacy groups have to do the job. It's much harderer that way, but there no other option as far as Wal-Mart.

        Oh yeah, Wal-Mart is going to allow unions in their stores in China, but only because the government insists on it.

    •  They pander to that fear (1+ / 0-)
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      just like other big corps fraught with total greed.  Sam Walton is probably turning over in his grave.

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