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Soros/MoveOn Tells Wal-Mart Workers To Strike

From the Daily Caller:

Soros’ MoveOn.org trying to rally Wal-Mart workers for Black Friday strike

By Matthew Boyle | November 20, 2012

Left-wing billionaire George Soros’ MoveOn.org has jumped into the fight for a unionized Wal-Mart workforce.

MoveOn.org has sent emails to subscribers nationwide, urging them to descend on Wal-Mart stores on Black Friday. The organization is encouraging people to strike against management even if they aren’t Wal-Mart employees.

“Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Wal-Mart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up,” MoveOn.org said in its email to supporters. “Warehouse workers who work for Wal-Mart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Wal-Mart workers have had enough.” …

“On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we’re standing up for an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what’s right for our families, our communities, and our country,” Soros’ group continued. “Will you show your support?”

Liberal union groups OUR Wal-Mart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, which are working to organize the planned strike, are aggressively trying to harness dues from Wal-Mart’s massive workforce…

In recent weeks, unions have stepped up their efforts to gain influence among Wal-Mart’s workforce, which is one of the largest in the country — totaling about 1.4 million people nationwide, by MoveOn.org’s estimates. Such a large workforce would potentially bring in billions in union dues for whichever labor group gets to the workers first.

The unions have tried various demonstrations, and are threatening these Black Friday strikes across the country to force Wal-Mart into caving on collective bargaining and other labor union demands…

And, with any luck, Wal-Mart will end up like Hostess, if the unions have their way.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart is turning to Obama’s NLRB for help. — We kid you not. Apparently, they have no other recourse.

From Fox News:

Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

November 20, 2012

Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country — as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day of the year.

The company filed a complaint on Friday against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, claiming the labor union — one of the nation’s largest — has unlawfully disrupted business by staging protests at Wal-Mart’s stores and warehouses around the country over the past six months.

The retail giant, which has roughly 1.3 million U.S. workers, is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for an injunction against the rallies and pickets — even flash mobs — that have sprung up at stores nationwide…

They are asking for help from Obama’s National Labor Relations Board? The same group who wanted to sue Boeing for opening up a plant in a right to work state? Good luck with that.

"We are taking this action now because we cannot allow the UFCW to continue to intentionally seek to create an environment that could directly and adversely impact our customers and associates," Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar said in a statement obtained by Reuters. "If they do, they will be held accountable." …

By whom?

NLRB spokeswoman Nancy Cleeland said federal officials will decide quickly whether the complaint has merit and noted that, by statute, the agency must make a charge of illegal picketing a priority before all other cases.

The agency, she said, just decided two main issues: whether workers are picketing and if so, whether the picketing intended to unionize workers.

"This is a complicated case," Cleeland told The Associated Press, adding that if the labor board decides Wal-Mart’s complaint has merit, the matter would then go to district court…

Naturally the NLRB won’t be able to decide such "a complicated case" before Black Friday or the rest of the holiday shopping season.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Soros/MoveOn Tells Wal-Mart Workers To Strike”

  1. GetBackJack

    Wal-Mart’s dysfunctional ownership – remnants of Sam’s family – have dug the company into a hellish position from which there has flourished the prefect storm of conditions for Unions to take root.

    On their head be it.

  2. canary

    Strange Soros and Union leaders who told their members forget God, gun, and abortions, vote Obama protesting they have to work on a day meaningless to them.

    I always tell good Walmart employees they should have a bonus system.
    These are the good workers who then tell me what makes their jobs difficult is the employees that don’t show up to work and go out on parking lot breaks getting high, and they don’t get fired. So, Walmart employees do have some perks.

    I will agree since the owner died, Walmart immediately went down hill.

    I still think it’s wrong for them to take off work and picket.

    • canary

      correction. I think it’s in this situation to picket. Now I would love for the EPA, NLRB, FEMA, and other worthless programs to picket and not come back.

      And I think states should not do anything the federal govt tells them that violates their constitutional rights. Like letting foreign countries get tours of our voting equipment just because Hillary told them too.

  3. BillK

    I’d sympathize and actually shop at Wal-Mart tomorrow, had the Walton heirs not been one of Obama’s biggest corporate donors and had Wal-Mart not come in solidly in favor of ObamaCare.

    • canary

      Billk thanksgiving for the heads up. I noticed Walmart was caving to all of Obama’s regulations and they will regret supporting him, and they will lose business. They are price gougers in my state.




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