Monday, December 4, 2006

Walmart Workers Need To Stage Nation Wide Christmas Eve WALK OUT

Walmart, coming under close scrutiny, and trying to POLISH its image went public with a plan to SAY THANKS to their is obvious in reading the article on their plan to say thanks that they HAVE NO CLUE, nor any respect for their work force. As a show of respect for their work force, they are giving them each a coupon for TEN PERCENT OFF ONE ITEM that is purchased AT WALMART...OH BOY! None of the wage issues were addressed, no real discussion about their unfair practices of keeping almost all employees at a part time level.

I do not work at Walmart, have narrowed down to almost NEVER my time spent shopping there because of their ABUSE OF EMPLOYEES. I would suggest here, that the time has come for a MAJOR WILD CAT STRIKE at every single Walmart Store in America on Christmas Eve. To effect change, you have to hit a company where it will hurt, and having every store in America without staff on Christmas Eve would TEACH THEM A LESSON THEY WILL NOT SOON FORGET. Grow a backbone WORKERS, show Walmart their days of abusing you are over with, and will not be tolerated...give them a set of demands, and if they refuse to accept them, stay away from work the day after Christmas as well. A few employees in a few scattered stores will get you nothing, but a Nationwide WILD CAT STRIKE will hit them so hard they will need years to recover, and will have been put on notice that the employees if needs can put them out of business by simply refusing to work.

Wal-Mart Says Thank You to Workers

Wal-Mart has answered worker protests with an appreciation program.

Published: December 4, 2006

Faced with public demonstrations of discontent by its employees, Wal-Mart Stores has developed a wide-ranging new program intended to show that it appreciates its 1.3 million workers in the United States and to encourage them to air their grievances.

As part of the effort, Wal-Mart managers at 4,000 stores will meet with 10 rank-and-file workers every week and extend an additional 10 percent discount on a single item during the holidays to all its employees, beyond the normal 10 percent employee discount.

The program, described in an internal company document, was created during a volatile six months period, starting when the company instituted a set of sweeping changes in how it managed its workers.

Over that time, Wal-Mart has sought to create a cheaper, more flexible labor force by capping wages, using more part-time employees, scheduling more workers at nights and weekends, and cracking down on unexcused days off.

The policies angered many long-time employees, who complained that the changes would reduce their pay and disrupt their families’ lives. Workers even staged small rallies in Nitro, W. Va., and Hialeah Gardens, Fla., the only such protests in recent memory.

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