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  • longpickuptruck longpickuptruck Aug 23, 2011 11:12 AM Flag

    Question re-unions

    Since I am out of touch with reality, you explain what the purpose of union is. Tell us how union helps the economy; how it helps the non-union member; how it increases job; how . . . .
    You know that the customers are the ones that actually pay your benefits and intern lower their standard of living.

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    • It is folks like you that have enabled Wal Mart to initiate the race to the bottom and move this nation into a third world country status. Everyone should make sub standard wages, except for you of course. I have been in the supermarket industry for 50 years, many of those years as a union employee, many as management. I've been around, so to speak. You, on the other hand, appear to be just ignorant.

      It just irks the gee whiz out of me to see "union" and/or "government" employees going into Wal Mart as I drive by the place to shop at a fair and ethical supermarket that treats, and pays, their employees fairly. Union or non-union. You and them just have no idea.

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      • Seeme to me Walmart employees are happy from all I talk with.
        It is not expected to be a family supporting job with low skills . Exceptions of the depart=ment heads , produce and meats.
        You say you been around. I too worked for some years as a stocker at Kroger.
        Not much stress or skill needed.

      • Walmart is a great company.
        Cost is more important to the masses than wages.

      • around;
        You seem to be a union authority having been a union memberr for years. You still haven't answered the question of what good the union does for the economy and the non union people.
        I agree with you that everyone is entitled to a fair wage and safe working conditions.
        I have been a union emp, a non union employee, a union organizer, a gov't employee, HS teacher and a college instructor and I have yet to see where a union does the economy and the non union people any good.
        My experiences show that unions bleed the non union people and lowers their standard of living. If I am wrong please explaing so the non union people will understand. Show us why you are good for us.

    • Save the dues and call it a raise.
      The unions scam people from both sides. It is all a game to fool the weak workers.
      I seen both sides. Behind closed doors the union is only on the side of the agents and the upper union leaders.

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