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?
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…
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.