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Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    Well said. But Wal*Mart couldn’t do it to us unless we allowed it. As long as we care more whether Kate (or Kim, or Kirsten, or the Flavor-of-the-Week in People Magazine) is pregnant than the real reason why we ship jobs overseas, we are doing this to ourselves.

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    And people whose reading list consists only of People Magazine still vote, which helps to explain a lot.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    What is an FRN?

  4. tedsini

    tedsini said, almost 4 years ago

    One of the reasons the Chinese can produce things so much cheaper than us is that they have no unions. Thing is, their workers generally work long hours without benefits for very little pay. Even their prisoners work – at least the ones who aren’t having their organs harvested for sale to wealthy westerners. There’s usually two sides to every story and this one’s no different.

  5. outside looking in

    outside looking in said, almost 4 years ago

    where do you think they get thier money to loan us get your cheep junk at china wal mart they dont pay enough so we sbsudised healthcare and food stamps and they using illegals as slaves read the news

  6. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 4 years ago

    Yup. Boycotted.

  7. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 4 years ago

    “Go into Mall-Wart now, and try to find ANY American-made clothing, housewares, or most anything else!”
    .
    Sorry, but I look at the lables.
    Organic cotton t-shirts
    4/$2 plastic seasonal cups
    Tomato cages
    Yarn
    Children’s outdoor picnic set

    1. pencils & school supplies
      All made in the USA, all bought at Walmart in the past year or two.
      .
      Walmart beats out JC Penny’s, Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, Office Max, ToysRUs, AND the local grocery store for having Made in the USA (or at least Canada) on the lable. Though I do seem to have better luck at Menards (made in the US fake X-mas trees!), and I tend to prefer Target when possible because it’s a better QUALITY.
      I really don’t like Walmart, but the fact is, it cost money to ship it over seas so it’s just cheaper to pay a penny in manufacturing to save a buck in shipping.

  8. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 4 years ago

    If you know anybody who works a 40-hour week, with time-and-a-half over that, likewise an 8-hour day, has benefits like pension, health coverage, the ability to complain about safety hazards; thank a strong union.

    It’s the only counter to the unlimited power of the immortal (and soul-less) corporation, now that the government is closer to a wholly-owned subsidiary of USA Inc.

    A wise, strong union will strive for a balance of power with the boss, and take care of the members against abuses. Education and transparency will cover the rest.

    A company union will be a shill for the boss. At (Philco-)Ford (Aeronutronics), they knew unions all too well, and to avoid all that fighting, they took pretty good care of the troops. At Hughes, I paid agency fees to a branch of the Carpenters Union (an historical quirk of the Spruce Goose days) , that was (unfortunately) a company union, and it showed.

    The stewards, who were, shall we say, under-educated in such things, were suborned to be supervisors, and then (long after I’d left) set up for DCAS charges in skipping inspections. Got ‘em good. Vicious? You don’t know vicious.

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