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wal-mart and unions

Julie Fern

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wal-mart and unions
« on: August 01, 2008, 09:52:25 AM »
apparently wal-mart not realize there lot more employees than managers:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121755649066303381.html

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 11:06:17 AM »
And with a weak economy, what better time to increase labor costs!

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 12:50:50 PM »
did you say that when took new job?  julie guessing not.

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 02:53:19 PM »
I'd rather WalMart pay higher labor costs than have higher taxes because I am paying for welfare for Walmart's employees who are below the poverty line.

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 08:35:20 PM »
did you say that when took new job?  julie guessing not.

No, the previous guy got paid more, so their cost of labor went down. 

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 08:36:34 PM »
I'd rather WalMart pay higher labor costs than have higher taxes.

How about both?

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 09:09:08 PM »
I'm sorry, but the walton family stealing a billion dollars less profit next year just is not going to hurt them or me. And if they take home less money, they also pay fewer taxes. Oh wait, they already don't pay taxes. Huh, why are they worried about unions?

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008, 11:18:50 PM »

I don't care about Walmart's profits, I care about my own taxes going up because of the cost of benefits for their underpaid employees. That, and the exploited workers themselves.  I have nothing good to say about Walmart.

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2008, 12:59:34 AM »
How about benefits for their soon-to-be unemployed employees?

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Re: wal-mart and unions
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2008, 03:45:03 AM »
Earlcat, be serious. Walmart makes over $12,000,000,000.00 in NET profit (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2008/snapshots/2255.html) per year. As a privately owned company, even if they paid $1000 per year extra to each employee (approx. 2 mil.) for benefits,--considering how many of those people work part time this would be unexpected--they would still have over $10,000,000,000.00 in take home profits. If they want to keep making that money, they will have to keep employing people, and you can't outsource retail.

Making it POSSIBLE for walmart employees to unionize is not going to increase your taxes, instead it will be more likely to lower them when walmart can stop handing out brochures on how to obtain welfare support.