#Walmart Repeating Mistakes of History

OUR WalmartMy father told me stories about how the coal company his father worked for used intimidation and threats against his family and others.

I count that has living memory of those abuses against workers.

What I can’t believe now is that less than 100 years later everyone isn’t completely and totally behind Walmart employees who just want to be paid fairly and not be fired for wanting to organize.

Why is it so hard to learn from recent history, and how is that some of us in the middle class could possibly be rooting against these workers and taking the side of Walmart?

Feds Charge Walmart With Breaking Labor Law In Black Friday Strikes

 

Walmart’s attempt to repeat history may be more benign than forcing my grandmother to do all of her shopping at the Company Store, or Pinkerton guards shooting striking steelworkers, but it’s no less vile, reprehensible, nefarious, and damaging to America and to hard working people.

Here’s how they’re doing it now…

Here’s The Anti-Union Slideshow Wal-Mart Uses To Train Managers

Wal-Mart trains its managers to tell employees that unions are “a waste of money” and “want to hurt Walmart,” according to documents leaked by the online hacker group Anonymous and obtained by Occupy Wall Street.

Learn more about and follow the movement @ForRespect and @ChangeWalmart.

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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