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Wal-Mart and Hostess:
Two Union Stories

Fox Business News, by Elizabeth MacDonald

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/23/2012 9:06:47 PM

Wal-Mart (WMT) protests have broken out at dozens of stores across the country, but lost in the commotion is the reality of the work life at Wal-Mart -- and what the Bentonville, Arkansas mega retailer saw happen with unions at Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, now in bankruptcy liquidation. (Snip) Here’s the reality. The facts are, many workers come looking for jobs at Wal-Mart from heavily unionized grocery stores and supermarkets, where they get paid much less in the way of benefits, and where labor infractions and on-the-job injuries are significant.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 11/24/2012 12:50:07 AM     (No. 9031286)

There have been complaints that Wal-Mart’s plans are too pricey for workers, while the company says it offers an array of plans -- plus mini-med plans, the low-cost, cheap plans now outlawed by health reform....
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In short there are plans people can afford but the democrats deliberately outlawed them and then used the willing corrupt media and blamed companies like Wal-Mart!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/24/2012 1:39:49 AM     (No. 9031306)

Our government is so corrupt, it is no longer the American government, as far as I am concerned. And unions are not only corrupt, but they are evil. They had to use different trucks for bread vs. pastries... Stupid wasteful make-work just like communist Russia did for over 60 years.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/24/2012 2:44:18 AM     (No. 9031337)

The bottom line is that unions destroy every company they get their claws into. The same thing is happening at the goobermint level.

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