Thanks to our wonderful Supreme Court, Walmart workers cannot form a class action to sue for damages for discriminatory pay and promotion practices. Big Corporations win again, the little guy loses, unions get busted, working conditions are bad, and wages suck. USA! USA!
However, and this is a very cool "however", Think Progress has some good news:
Repeatedly prevented from forming unions, employees are now trying the non-union organizing route, with UFCW’s help. The New York Times reported last week on the “innovative” new group...
Run over to TP and read all about it, and by it I mean "OUR Walmart".
Unfortunately, this next excerpt should turn your smile back into a frown:
Former Walmart Executive Vice President John Tate may have summed up the corporation’s outlook best when he said, “Labor unions are nothing but blood-sucking parasites living off the productive labor of people who work for a living.”
The OUR Walmart declaration asks only that the company heed the words of founder Sam Walton: “Share your profits with all your Associates, and treat them as partners.”
Um, John Tate? Pot. Kettle. Blood-sucking parasite living off the productive labor of people who work for a living.
And this, fellow blood-sucking parasitic productive union members, is why I never shop at Walmart.