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Thread #148195   Message #3441779
Posted By: EBarnacle
24-Nov-12 - 08:29 PM
Thread Name: BS: Walmart Workers Strikes...
Subject: RE: BS: Walmart Workers Strikes...
As mentioned above, I was there yesterday. Here's the report I shared with my union:

This afternoon, we spent the day with representatives from Occupy, various labor groups, the Rude Mechanical Band and about 1000 other people picketing the Secaucus WalMart store.

About 100 of us went into the store and did "mike checks," a cross between flash mobs and human amplification. Several of us were photographed by the Bergen County sheriff's office as we were invited to leave the store.

Judging by the car count, despite WalMart's claims store attendance was down in comparison to other stores in the same shopping complex.

One issue that I would have expected to be better handled was that the prepared shoutouts were too intellectual. My own was: WalMart workers cannot afford to shop where they work.
I kept it simple and aimed the issue at the people in the store, not the intelligensia.

I hope we are watching the first steps of a union in formation.