Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Walmart facing Black Friday Union Strikes and Protests...(yawn..)

The “widespread, massive strikes and protests” targeting Walmart on Black Friday will almost certainly fall flat, says one union watchdog closely monitoring the labor group planning the pickets. 
OUR Walmart, a close affiliate of the massive United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), is threatening the big-box chain with crippling strikes and angry crowds during next week’s crucial Black Friday sale unless the company raises worker wages.
The planned strike, along with a series of smaller pickets preceding it, have been heavily hyped in the left-wing media. “We do expect [the protests] to be larger than last year because we have so many more members and so much more community support,” the head of a labor advocacy group told the Huffington Post on Thursday.
These Walmart Shoppers didn't get the memo in 2012
That there was a strike going on......
But Justin Wilson, managing director of the pro-business Center for Union Facts, says reporters predicting widespread walkouts and parking lot chaos are being played. 
“The emperor has no clothes here,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “This is not even a strike, it’s a picket. And it’s a picket by union leaders, not Walmart employees.”
...neither did these..
Wilson’s organization sent observers to labor union meetings designed to plan and promote the Black Friday walkouts in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Raleigh. Although touted by union leaders as crucial to the strike’s success, according to Wilson nearly no one attended the events. 
Only two union activists — not Walmart employees — showed up to the Chicago meeting on November 12. Just four managed to make it to Pittsburgh’s strike planning committee this Wednesday. And an expected meeting in Raleigh earlier this month was cancelled, apparently due to a complete lack of interest.
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1 comment:

RomneyMan said...

If it shows a untied front against rip off merchants exploiting workers, then good for them.

I wonder who's 'lucky' to have a job where they're ripped off?