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Wal-Mart vs. the Mob

OwlCreekObserver Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 8:45 AM
Many years ago when I was right out of high school, I got a job for the summer in a union shop. One day I was in the middle of a task when a bell rang and everybody stopped working. I didn't know what was going on so I just kept doing what I was doing. A minute later some guy grabbed me by the arm and told me it was break time. I told him I'd take a break in a minute when I finished. He turned out to be the shop steward and he ordered me in no uncertain terms to stop working immediately. That was my introduction to union philosophy: -- Never work harder or more efficiently than anyone around you. -- Wages and promotions are dictated by the union, not by personal initiative. -- Never, ever question union rules.
Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 9:12 AM
That is exactly what is wrong with Unions. Destroys the incentive to work harder, smarter, and better.
Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers and random outbreaks of shoppers' rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

Attention, Wal-Mart directors: Mob appeasement never works. They've tried repeatedly to stave off union thuggery through political "partnerships" and capitulation. It has failed and failed and failed.

As you may recall, the discount retail giant shocked many observers in 2009 when it announced it was embracing the principles of President Obama's federal health care mandate. The nation's largest private (and non-union) employer was...