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Walmart Strike!

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by THEBLACKNOVA, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. THEBLACKNOVA

    THEBLACKNOVAExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Wal-Mart Workers in 12 States Stage Historic Strikes,
    Protests Against Workplace Retaliation


    Wal-Mart workers have launched historic labor protests and strikes across 28 stores in 12 states, the first retail worker strike in the company's 50-year history. According to organizers, employees are protesting company attempts to "silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job." We go to Bentonville, Arkansas, to speak with Mike Compton, a Wal-Mart worker protesting outside the company headquarters today just days after taking part in a successful strike at a Wal-Mart supply warehouse in Elwood, Illinois. We're also joined by Josh Eidelson, a contributing writer for Salon and In These Times who broke the story of the Wal-Mart store strikes last week.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1I9GiY463o&list=PL50BDB9BCCFAF09CA&index=2&feature=plcp[/video]

    Walmart Black Friday Strike: Workers Threaten To
    'Take Action' On Retailer's Busiest Day


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/1 ... f=business

    #walmart http://twitter.com/search?q=walmart&src=typd
     

  2. shizyninja

    shizyninjaExperienced Member Experienced member


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    Hell yeah! I read about this a few days ago and I'm fucking stoked for what those people are doing. I worked retail jobs for years. They treat you like shit and pay close to nothing. With all the jobs being shipped overseas, retail service jobs is all we'll have left so workers must demand fair treatment. Especially from a mega retailer like Wal-Mart! Those guys pull in major profits from their stores in various countries still try to rip off their employees.

    Direct action against Neoliberalist abuse. Love it.
     
  3. THEBLACKNOVA

    THEBLACKNOVAExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Hell yeah! I think this is rad. I far as i understand the 2 bigest employers in the U.S.A. are:

    1. The U.S. Military
    2. Walmart

    They are speaking as one, haha Occupy might be dead, but it looks some some of those seeds sprinkled all over the country are maybe starting to sprout and grow...

    Check out this video: OUR Walmart's mic check at Home Office...

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp3DNmag1r8&feature=youtu.be[/video]

    oh and check this out:

    #StrikeBlackFriday http://twitter.com/search?q=%23StrikeBl ... y&src=hash


    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9JCwj1ykOI[/video]
     
  4. Spike one of many

    Spike one of manyExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    That's a great sign. And the greatest is that there's not even fucking unions involved!
     
  5. nclpw

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    Why is it a good thing that there are no unions involved? D: (thats an honest question)
    Off topic kinda: Any workers or movements like occupy would really benefit from organizing into unions. I feel as if the whole occupy thing was in vain, did they really change anything? If the protesters don`t have any clear demands the elite will step in and tell them what they want.
    Okay I`m having language issues atm, I probably shouldn`t start discussing this.
     
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