The Three Musketeers: Walmart, Unions and Occupy Wall Street
“Walmart” is trending on twitter this morning, and #WalmartStrikers is where the pro-union forces are sharing information. Oddly enough, there aren’t as many tweets as you would think. Maybe Walmart employees are actually busy … working.
Max Berger of the Huffington Post says that Walmart strikers are an “inspiration” to all:
— Max Berger (@maxberger) November 23, 2012
This woman from Organizing For America is brilliant. By decreasing Walmart’s revenue, you’re helping its workers?
— LaSanya Rucker (@sanacardi) November 23, 2012
We reported on Nov. 16 that Occupy Wall Street was behind the Walmart strikes. Now, they’re telling us that Walmart is a “deadly” employer:
— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) November 23, 2012
The web site Amplicate is sharing Walmart “hate” comments and “love” comments. Click on the links in the tweet:
— Amplicate Info (@AmplicateInfo) November 23, 2012
Remember the controversy over “the story of stuff?” Well, they support the Walmart strikers, too:
— The Story of Stuff (@storyofstuff) November 23, 2012
Walmart had better change their P.A. code:
Dialing *71 on the Walmart in-store phone system accesses the P.A. in most stores. YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!!!
— Call Me Dick (@VizFoSho) November 23, 2012
The memo Walmart gave their salaried employees:
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) November 23, 2012
Somehow by hurting the workers who would have to put back all of your items, you’re helping them?
One way to strike inside of Walmart is to fill your carts, wait in line, ring everything up and then “forget your credit card in the car”
— Occupy Steve (@OccupySteve) November 23, 2012
Finally, some practical, common sense arrives:
@dcdebbie I wonder how many Protesters can afford $300.00 for a pair of UNION made jeans
— Radical Conservative (@ken24xavier) November 23, 2012
Locke Step: Attention Walmart Employees lockestep.blogspot.com/2012/11/attent…
— Locke Step (D) (@Lockestep1776) November 23, 2012
Tweeps supporting the comment that Walmart’s employees aren’t paid enough:
— TheNewDeal (@TheNewDeal) November 22, 2012
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 23, 2012
WalMart pays avg $9/hr + no benefits. Taxpayers subsidize workers who need public assistance. Waltons give $$ to GOP #WalkOutOnWalmart
— Domenick Stampone (@DomStampone) November 23, 2012
Please don’t blow your wad at Walmart today, people. Support the employees in their quest for higher wages! They deserve a living wage.
— Theo Fenraven (@fenraven) November 23, 2012
— JohnneyFootball (@ZSwides) November 23, 2012
It seems that some Walmarts do have strikes in full force, while others have one person walking out. Either way, Walmart is open for business today.
@misfitpolitics I want to know how the “massive” walmart strike is going. OWS is quiet this am
— Kent (5 of 5) (@KentVig) November 23, 2012
If you have any updates, photos or information, post them in the comments section here and to twitter using #WalmartStrikers.by