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  1. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 2 years ago

    Heck, if Walmart had unions, the only part timers would be people that need to work part time, and they all could get health care.

  2. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    I wonder how many of the right wing nut Fox ‘news’ watchers that are members of unions even understand what just happened in Michigan.

  3. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, almost 2 years ago

    Of course I don’t see any Republican arguments about the benefit(s) those who work at a unionized shop receive even though they’re not union members. The union bargained for. I want the benefits but don’t want to pay the dues. Typical Americans wanting something for nothing.

  4. trimguy

    trimguy said, almost 2 years ago

    @DavidGBA

    Wal-Mart will never have Unions. They will close down before that happens. Remember when they shut down the meat packers union by outsourcing everything to Tyson?

  5. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @trimguy

    Walmart did shut down a Quebec store for “lack of sales” because it went union.

  6. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    The only reason the MI politicians got away with this is that the Republican candidates didn’t tell the public what they would do when they got in office. Had this been a campaign issue, a lot fewer of them would have been elected and this wouldn’t have happened.

    I recall some violent union protests in the 70s, when one could argue that they were too powerful, but not much since then. Reagan changed the paradigm when he fired the air traffic controllers 30 years ago.

  7. galanti

    galanti said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Too bad they WON’T reject any benefits that the unions might get for their members. To me, the real “takers” in Romney Speak are the people who want what unions can get for workers but who want it for free.

  8. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Ghost Towns. I have seen them in Mich. It did not have to happen. The Union’s children have no hope for Jobs. Business was BULLIED until it left the state. Greedy Unions have no one to blame except themselves. ‘Right to Work’ has come to Michigan because people want a JOB. There are NO Jobs when a powerful union runs Business out of town. Look to the German Economy for Responsible Union Behavior.

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 2 years ago

    Funny how people here righteously bash Walmart every day, yet when they were opening a store in my town there were THOUSANDS lined up to work there.

  10. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Funny how people hate bad weather, but they go out in it anyway when they have to.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    I wish some one would bring up the fact that Unions only account for about 17% of the work force and they are the first to go overseas. Unions have not been job security for decades, Right to Work is job security.

  12. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It is actually because of right to work laws. It is no coincidence that 8 of the 10 poorest, least worker protected states are right to work states. And no, Wal Mart doesn’t have unions. Those people protesting on Thanksgiving were protesting because they were being FORCED to work. Wal Mart has a long and SORRY history of mis and mal treating its workforce. Read the book The Wal Mart Effect for a real look at the company, that once proudly displayed American flags for all their American made products. Gone to China for low wages and cheap prices. WE as a country have been sold a bill of goods by the Waltons and their ilk. And Tigger, you are the equivalent of the debater who shouts down his opponent with your serial posts.

  13. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Welp, pretty soon we’ll be back to the days of food riots, mass displacement of serfs, and bombthrowers like Peter the Painter. Hope you took a picture of Western Civilization, ‘cause it’s going DOWN!

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