Saturday, August 02, 2008

Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win

"Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies -- including Wal-Mart.

In recent weeks, thousands of Wal-Mart store managers and department heads have been summoned to mandatory meetings at which the retailer stresses the downside for workers if stores were to be unionized.

According to about a dozen Wal-Mart employees who attended such meetings in seven states, Wal-Mart executives claim that employees at unionized stores would have to pay hefty union dues while getting nothing in return, and may have to go on strike without compensation. Also, unionization could mean fewer jobs as labor costs rise..."

ALL Wal-Mart associates...not employees mind you...are presented with several anti-union videos upon hiring. They begin with "Not that we're telling you to do as we say..." then continue for hours on how voting in anything resembling a union would be tantamount to kissing the job goodbye. Like 'em or hate 'em, unions are up to the workers and not the companies. Clumsily veiled threats should have gone the way of the Dodo.

Permitting easier access to unionization is one of the lesser evils a Hussein Kumbayah administration would foist upon America but if we survived Jimmy Carter we can survive anything.

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