In another attempt by the United Food and Commercial Workers of America to organize Wal-Mart stores around the country, it looks like they failed BIG time. AGAIN. Kind of like Wiley E. Coyote chasing the Road-Runner, I’d say.
From The Daily Caller.com. Sit back, relax, and ENJOY the steaming cup of Schadenfreude.
Looking for “The Union Label”? Ain’t going to find it HERE! hahahahaha
When you are traveling about, and get the chance to ask one of THESE truckers if they would like to be unionized, don’t be surprised by their answer. Not only NO, but F#%& NO. This is one of the BEST trucking jobs today.
Wal-Mart mocks union walk-outs.
Wal-Mart released a statement Friday mocking the low turnout for this week’s staged walkouts by members of OUR Wal-Mart, an affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
Protests and walkouts were held in 15 cities Thursday, with three protesters arrested in New York City on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges while trying to deliver a petition to a Wal-Mart board member, according to Berlin Rosen, the public relations firm representing the protesters.
“Once again, it looks like the UFCW threw a party and nobody showed up. Despite promises of ‘thousands of workers’ protesting this week, the union failed to deliver more than a smattering of paid protesters at their 15 orchestrated events. At most, 50 of the participants actually work for Wal-Mart, put another way, that’s less than one-tenth of one percent of our 1.3 million associates,” Wal-Mart vice president of corporate communications David Tovar said in a statement.
“You see so few current associates participating because they understand the unparalleled opportunity Wal-Mart provides. For example, 75 percent of our store management teams started as hourly associates, we have more than 300,000 associates who have been with the company for 10 years or more and every year we promote 160,000 associates to jobs with higher pay and more responsibility,” Tovar said.
“The UFCW is quickly becoming the boy who cried wolf. They put out news releases with big promises, but fail to deliver on those promises. It was proven again this week that the OUR Wal-Mart group doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Wal-Mart associates,” Tovar said.
While I understand a company spokesman is going to put a different spin on the issue than the lying union would, the FACTS bear this man out.
Yours truly has no less than 9 Wal-Mart stores within a 30 minute drive of home. I had a TON of errands to run yesterday, which took me to a Sam’s Club for gas, ZERO protesters, to the Super Wal-Mart a couple miles down the road, ZERO protesters, past another one in the area, ZERO protesters.
Had to go towards Detroit, went past 2 more Super Wal-Marts, ZERO protesters. On the way back, I saw a couple Wal-Mart fleet drivers pulling into a rest area near home, so I followed them in, and asked if THEY were “protesting”. They both just laughed, and said they knew of ONLY 5 people out of the approximately 50 stores a week they make deliveries to who had even MENTIONED this exercise in silliness.
I have NO qualms about people wanting to form, or join, unions. Not at all. It is THEIR business. BUT, with the cajoling, the lying about how much money, and how many benefits they are going to get for them, then not delivering on the promises, it looks to me like the Wal-Mart workers are wiser than their “fast-food” counterparts, who, last I knew, were STILL flipping burgers WITHOUT the “Union-Label”.
And, given the increases in costs associated with collective bargaining agreements, NO ONE is going to pay $8 for a Big Mac, let alone $12 for a $ 4 package of socks.
And THAT is a GOOD thing for the beleaguered “middle-class” families struggling in this Obama economy.