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SOLIDARITY,

Members of Warehouse Workers United have started out on their 50 mile march from the Inland Empire to Los Angeles. News and photos are begining to come in. We can follow events on twitter and on facebook, and some great photos on flicker.

Please sign this letter to Walmart CEO & Executives.
It will be delivered when the marchers reach Los Angeles on Tuesday.
http://takeaction.walmartwatch.org/...

Donate/sign up for email updates:
http://www.warehouseworkersunited.org/

Follow on Twitter
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More below the Solidarity Squiggle!

TheFoodCaptain is once again promoting Solidarity Pizza! I sent an order out this afternoon. This pizza joint is great, very friendly service, and they know right were the office is. The pizza goes to WWU HQ at 601 S Milliken Ave, Ontario, CA. To put in an order call: 909-466-8800.
FoodCap's Diary:  http://www.dailykos.com/....

Please sign the letter to the Walmart CEO & Execs, donate what you can, send some pizza love, follow on facebook & twitter, like their videos on youtube, & go to the web site and leave messages of support.

If you live near Union HQ (address above at pizza delivery) go on over in person! They told me that the picket line is about 5 miles away, ask them to show you the way! Put on your comfortable shoes & walk the line for awhile.

If you live along the route of the march, show up, & give some support in person. That's the best kind of support. Call Union HQ for exact times & locations:877-737-0727. Here is a map of the march:
http://fryingpannews.org/...

SOLIDARIDAD,
JayRaye

Originally posted to In Support of Labor and Unions on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM PDT.

Also republished by Invisible People and Retail and Workplace Pragmatists - Members and Editors.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

    by JayRaye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 04:47:20 PM PDT

  •  On the picket line. (2+ / 0-)

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

    by JayRaye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:01:51 PM PDT

  •  Petition signed! Best Wishes! (4+ / 0-)

    if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

    by mrsgoo on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:09:44 PM PDT

  •  I think you will appreciate my take on this... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JayRaye, The Hamlet

    ....From Aldus Shrugged, published back in June...

    He ain’t heavy, he’s my corporation…

    The new corporate culture and the pro-business judicial environment allow big corporations to game every part of the system.  A great example is found in giant retailers contracting out millions of warehouse labor positions, instead of expanding their own real - W2 - workforce.  The money they save on employee benefits is substantial, and deserved.  This is Capitalism, after all.  But the Supreme Court has held that liability does not cross lines of corporate entities, and various stores among the same large corporation; let alone different companies altogether.  Those out-sourced contract workers are a great example of all of this.  They labor under the banner and logo of the prime contractor:  the big name retailer, always a huge household name we all know.  And it’s not as if that big name company is out of the picture.  The contract workers regularly get visits and pep talks directly from managers of the big name retailer, even though they work for XYZ Contracting Corp, or some unknown entity like that.  So, legally speaking, there is a lot of mixing of entities and crossing of lines going on.  Historically, this mixing and crossing of lines opens doors to all kinds of liability.  But the current Supreme Court won’t let that happen.  And of course, in the rush for profit maximization at any cost, the lowly contract employees get abused and overworked.  And these days, they can’t do anything about it…like back in 1910.   This means that most large companies can act with impunity and feel very secure.  And still, they complain and lobby for more protections; and as an extra sand-kick in the face, tort reform continues to be a disingenuous GOP talking point that will save the economy.  Relax, my corporate brother from another conglomerate:  Nobody seems to be piercing any corporate veils these days.  Plus, mom always liked you better.

    CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT ALDUS SHRUGGED AND ALL 100% ROYALTIES GO DIRECTLY TO barackobama.com

    Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand. Buy ALDUS SHRUGGED on amazon, and ALL royalties will be donated directly to barackobama.com HELP ME TO HELP THE BIG O!!! And follow the fun: @floydbluealdus1

    by Floyd Blue on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:16:12 PM PDT

    •  hard to imagine a "pep" talk (0+ / 0-)

      when you're working in 120 degree heat, with dirty warm water to drink, dodging fork lifts, slipping on greasy floors.

      But, hey, maybe Mitt & Ryan can make them a pep talk video after they loose the election.

      Thank you for rec & the comment, Floyd Blue!

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

      by JayRaye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:24:18 PM PDT

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      •  Checked out your book, sounds like a good read! (0+ / 0-)

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

        by JayRaye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 05:27:29 PM PDT

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        •  thank you!! (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          JayRaye

          Everything you see in politics, is pretty much given the treatment I gave the labor issue above.  I think you'll enjoy it.

          Thanks again for even checking it out!

          Aldus Shrugged : The Antidote to Ayn Rand. Buy ALDUS SHRUGGED on amazon, and ALL royalties will be donated directly to barackobama.com HELP ME TO HELP THE BIG O!!! And follow the fun: @floydbluealdus1

          by Floyd Blue on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 04:04:41 AM PDT

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  •  There's something almost beautifully karmic (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    The Hamlet, JayRaye

    (though I think this is the wrong word choice on my part, I"m just using it as a filler at the moment it doesn't capture what I mean exactly)

    in the image of workers forming a picket line outside of a Walmart warehouse.

    Picket lines at Walmart, now that's an image to stir a progressive's heart.

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 06:09:19 PM PDT

    •  Well, they got it coming to 'em, that's for sure! (0+ / 0-)

      Thank you, g girl for the support!

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

      by JayRaye on Thu Sep 13, 2012 at 06:52:21 PM PDT

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