Why Are Unions Protesting Walmart Again? Is It Because Five Million Americans Applied For 500,000 Union-Free Jobs?
Three days before unions protest at Walmarts across the country, Diana Furchtgott-Roth makes an interesting observation
The odds of getting into one of the top American universities are about 1 in 10. American workers view Walmart in the same way as high school seniors view American colleges: last year 5 million Americans applied to Walmart for 500,000 jobs. These are highly valued positions.
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The crucial word not appearing in this article on Walmart’s staffing woes.
Said woes being, Walmart doesn’t have the staff to handle the business it currently has: [Merchandise is] piling up in aisles and in the back of stores because Wal-Mart doesn’t have enough bodies to restock the shelves, according to interviews with store workers. In the past five years, the world’s largest retailer added 455 U.S. Wal-Mart stores, a 13 percent increase, according to filings and | Read More »
In Marx’s Crosshairs: The Left-Wing Nation Targets WalMart, Tries To Tie Retailer To Mass Murders
While The Nation uses WalMart as its anti-gun piñata in both articles—even invoking the Aurora, Colorado theater movie shooting—it does not explicitly claim that any mass murderers actually obtained their guns from WalMart. Rather, The Nation’s writers merely imply that the retailer is responsible for the deaths committed by mass murderers.
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#OccupyWalMart Protesters Occupy Handcuffs On #OccupyBlackFriday
Apparently, the Black Friday Occupation isn’t working out so well for some #OWS protesters in Oklahoma City [#OccupyOKC]. After standing in the middle of the check out lanes and attempting to convince the WalMart workers to give up their jobs (jobs are slavery now, according to #OccupyOKC) and the shoppers to quit shopping, they tried to make a run for it and, based on the | Read More »