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    Wal-Mart is Anti-Democrat?

    Nothing surprising:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080801/...t_democrats_dc

    the fact that they are openly bringing politics into the workplace and pushing it down their hierarchy is also not surprising. as many times as this company has been sued by it's employees, things like this just don't amaze me anymore, they are one human resources disaster after another.

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    Wal-mart is pro-capitalism.

    And yes, if wal-mart is forced to accept the unionization of its employees, rapidly improve benefits, etc, they're not going to take it. They'll cut jobs. And a job with bad benefits is better than no job at all.
    "Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHX-SOXFAN View Post
    Nothing surprising:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080801/...t_democrats_dc

    the fact that they are openly bringing politics into the workplace and pushing it down their hierarchy is also not surprising. as many times as this company has been sued by it's employees, things like this just don't amaze me anymore, they are one human resources disaster after another.
    That article didn't say that Wal-Mart was bringing politics into the workplace. Quite the opposite. I work for Wal-Mart, and have heard absolutely nothing from management about the election, and nothing in our meetings about it, we don't discuss politics at my store.

    A company as big as Wal-Mart, a company with so much scrutiny with it's size is going to get sued and get into trouble. It's just the way it is. Wal-Mart really isn't all that much different than other top retail chains.

    I'm a Democrat that works at Wal-Mart to pay for school, I don't care for all the things Wal-Mart does, I don't believe a lot of things they do, but for the most part i've had a good experience working there.

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    Now I guess i have to stop shopping there



    Get real..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewCityBuck View Post
    That article didn't say that Wal-Mart was bringing politics into the workplace.
    it says they warned their upper management of the repercussions of democrats being elected. what do you think that means.

    This is more humorous than anything to me. like I said, walmart is an hr joke.

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    It may be an HR joke, but it's one of America's most successful companies.
    "Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"

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    even foxnews runs with the story and gets someone on record from one of the meetings:

    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/08...emocratic-win/

    The meeting leader said, I am not telling you how to vote, but if the Democrats win, this bill will pass and you wont have a vote on whether you want a union, said a Wal-Mart customer-service supervisor from Missouri. I am not a stupid person. They were telling me how to vote, she said.

    have fun in court waltons!

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    Unoins have been strong arming, brainwashing, and using scare tactics on their dues payers for years.

    This isn't any worse than that.

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    it says they warned their upper management of the repercussions of democrats being elected. what do you think that means.
    If Democrats get elected, it will strongly effect how Wal-Mart does business, store managers and upper management should at least know whats going on. I could understand how it could be considered manipulating, but it's such a huge issue that they just can't ignore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHX-SOXFAN View Post
    Nothing surprising:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080801/...t_democrats_dc

    the fact that they are openly bringing politics into the workplace and pushing it down their hierarchy is also not surprising. as many times as this company has been sued by it's employees, things like this just don't amaze me anymore, they are one human resources disaster after another.
    What the hell are unions if not bringing politics into the workplace? Teachers get memos every year telling them to go out and vote for Democrats.

    This is a business looking out for its best interests. Welcome to capitalism. Don't like it, too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blenderboy5 View Post
    It may be an HR joke, but it's one of America's most successful companies.
    Maybe because they tell other companies the price they will buy their product for.

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    Wrigs is right.

    Like many things, unions had their purpose once. Unions were noble at one time, and provided a necessary force in helping poor people. Now unions are little more than socialist organizations that take dues money and demand benefits and money their employees often don't deserve or are much too generous.

    And yes, as wrigs said, unions are nothing but Democratic clubs in the workforce.
    "Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by blenderboy5 View Post
    Wal-mart is pro-capitalism.

    And yes, if wal-mart is forced to accept the unionization of its employees, rapidly improve benefits, etc, they're not going to take it. They'll cut jobs. And a job with bad benefits is better than no job at all.
    Exactly. Democrat economic policies are actually terrible for their constituents, who usually are too ignorant to realize it until they get laid off due to the millions of dollars that the increased corporate & high net worth (business owners) taxes, raising minimum wage, benefits, healthcare, etc. The money has to come out of SOMEONE'S pockets, and obviously it won't be from the CEOs and business owners because they control their company's capital flow.

    Equilibrium.
    Last edited by AntiG; 08-01-2008 at 03:32 PM.

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    Unless they actually passed laws that said "Businesses have to raise wages and refrain from firing people," (which would, incidently, really hurt the economy), minimum wage increases and selfish unions and other like things will often hurt the minimum wage employee. Especially in the short term. Long term, some sort of trickle up economics can happen as poor people spend a higher percentage of their money on luxury items.
    "Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?"

    RIP Jesse Helms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Unoins have been strong arming, brainwashing, and using scare tactics on their dues payers for years.

    This isn't any worse than that. I take it personaly when people bash unions which you will see why to my reply to BB COMMENTS.
    Unions were founded in this country because Corporations were doing the same and much worse to it's workers. Don't try to find fault with unions when clearly it is
    corperate greed that is the problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by blenderboy5 View Post
    It may be an HR joke, but it's one of America's most successful companies.
    Then why not offer living wages and decent healthcare to it's employees, or let them unionize?? I'll tell you why because they are greedy bastards that don't give a **** about their workers. I have not shopped in Walmart in over 10 years and never plan to.
    Quote Originally Posted by blenderboy5 View Post

    And yes, if wal-mart is forced to accept the unionization of its employees, rapidly improve benefits, etc, they're not going to take it. They'll cut jobs. And a job with bad benefits is better than no job at all.
    Typical Republican mantra that republicans think that people who bust their backs to make corporations like Walmart successful should adopt. Why not give what is fair and proper? Better yet do you relay think this way and feel it is fair? Have you ever worked a blue color job in you're life? If so I can't understand you're thinking.
    I'll tell you something BB, my father has worked in a Foundry for 36 years of his life. He has 40% hearing loss, has had 3 back surgeries, 2 hernia surgeries, has bad feet, and lung problems from the work he has done. If you are going to try to tell me that he is not worth his union wage then you will have a big argument on you're hands. He is worth every cent that his unions has got for him and could not of done it without them.
    Quote Originally Posted by AntiG View Post
    Exactly. Democrat economic policies are actually terrible for their constituents, who usually are too ignorant to realize it until they get laid off due to the millions of dollars that the increased corporate & high net worth (business owners) taxes, raising minimum wage, benefits, healthcare, etc. The money has to come out of SOMEONE'S pockets, and obviously it won't be from the CEOs and business owners because they control their company's capital flow.

    Equilibrium.
    Maybe that just the problem? Maybe CEO's should be forced to pay up and not pass the buck? Maybe government oversight of their company's capitol flow are in order? I say yes!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Raider_Vet; 08-01-2008 at 05:55 PM.

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