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Wal-Mart vs. the Mob

tinkabell Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 8:46 AM
remember that Wal-Mart is the largest company in the world! They are now also the largest grocery store in the world. I worked as a PI in the 80's during the election for a group that suspected that the Unions in Chicago (sorry to be redundant!) were putting lots of cash into the Dukakis campaign. A group of us were sent to Chicago and "volunteered" at some of the campaign offices. We found what we were sent to find and the campaign was fined $350k by the FEC. While I was there I saw a memo that said that the goal of the Unions was to either "unionize Wal-Mart and Food Lion or to bankrupt them!" I paid close attention because at the time I owned stock in FL. At that time Wal-Mart ONLY employed close to 1m people and FL around 60
tinkabell Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 8:53 AM
thousand. The unions can't stand that they don't control these two companies. They were losing $300m in dues by not having those two companies...an incentive to keep up the battle. The unions don't care about the employees, Wal-Mart pays more than alot of companies and has decent benefits. As stated on one post...they also hire people who might not find work anywhere else...physically handicapped, retired/older people etc. If people would just do homework they would find that Wal-Mart isn't as horrid as the unions would have us think.
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.

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