Walmart workers are threatening to strike on Black Friday and we at Wonkette couldn’t be happier because we are elitist liberals who do not shop at Walmart. But do not worry, Real Americans, you will not lose your Twinkies AND your big box retailer all in one week, because Walmart is NOT GOING TO TAKE IT.
Last week, Walmart filed an unfair labor complaint with the National Relations Board in response to the pickets and protests that have gone on for the past six months because if anyone is going to create an environment that could directly and adversely impact Walmart customers and associates, it’s going to be Walmart, not hippie union thugs.
“We are taking this action now because we cannot allow the UFCW to continue to intentionally seek to create an environment that could directly and adversely impact our customers and associates,” said Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar. “If they do, they will be held accountable.”
The union is undeterred. “Walmart is grasping at straws,” said UFCW Communications Director Jill Cashen. “There’s nothing in the law that gives an employer the right to silence workers and citizens.”
Don’t anyone tell that to Walmart, which has had a strike organizer arrested, fired striking warehouse workers on the spot, and engaged in punitive measures against workers trying to organize a strike.
Numerous activities over the past year or longer “have caused disruptions to Walmart’s business, resulted in misinformation being shared publicly about our company, and created an uncomfortable environment and undue stress on Walmart’s customers, including families with children,” Walmart outside counsel Steven Wheeless said in a letter sent on Friday to Deborah Gaydos, assistant general counsel of the UFCW.
Yes, won’t someone PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN, asks Walmart, a business that compensates its CEO more in one hour than retail employees earn in an entire year, has refused to pay overtime, understaffs to the point of compromising employee safety, and pays such a meager wage that a majority of its employees with children are living below the poverty line. But yes, think of the children. Better late than never.