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Wal-Mart in Washington DC

Original post made by Joe, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Dec 6, 2013

Earlier this week, after much debate, Wal-Mart opened two stores within Washington DC. Some members of the DC city council vigorously opposed the building of the two stores, and passed a resolution requiring Wal-Mart to pay its workers 50% more than the city's prevailing minimum wage. Washington mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the resolution, and the city council couldn't get enough votes to override the veto. So the building of the stores proceeded, and the openings were celebrated Tuesday.

Mayor Gray, by the way, is a Democrat.

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Posted by Harvey Greenberg
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

That's great, Joe. So you and I can continue to buy food stamps for most of WalMart's workers. I mean, heck, why have WalMart pay a living wage to its workers when you and me can supplement the store with our tax dollars?

Each of WalMart's Walton children have approx $160 billion in assets. Obviously you and me need to help them out, make up for the wages they can't afford to pay their workers. Makes sense to any intelligent right winger, don't you think? Good job.


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Posted by Ziggy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thanks for the links and comments, Cholo. I think Joe is probably envious of the WalMart workers, as well as virtually all other workers, because he can't himself find employment. If he is to suffer, then all those who work must suffer too. Either that or he sits at home in his pajamas, pretending that he is one of the Walmart heirs. Or some combination of such. Pretty pathetic, any way you cut it. I wonder if his wife enjoys supporting Walmart workers for the benefit of the Walmart heirs?


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Posted by Shopper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The desperate political partisans and union hacks on this site get really tiresome. IF they only had the ability to be equal and fair. WalMart is no different then Target than any of the other retailers. List 2 or 3, or say big box, or 'retailers' in general. I know you have a following of really gullible people who easily believe lies, but WalMart is no different than most of the others in it's category.


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Posted by Ziggy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Well, then, Shopper, I guess that makes it all okay. Because if many large retailers are treating their employees like dogs, well then it must be okay. Because then everybody's being fair and equal. Thanks for the insight. Yours?

Desperately,
Ziggy


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Posted by Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:24 am

Except Shopper that this is a story about Walmart, hence the reason it is the store that is mentioned.


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Posted by Shopper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

Then I guess I 'missed' all the many hundreds of newsworthy articles that surely were 'published' about the 'openings' of Targets 'throughout' America.
I'll start watching more closely to see the 'equally' newsworthy reporting in the future.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

I do hope that, at some point, union mouthpieces like Ziggy, 'harvey greenstein' and really will be able to find employment at a company that increases their self-esteem. It might help them get over ther obsession tilting at the windmill called Walmart. Then, they can go on to helping exploit fast food workers.........keep trying to increase those dwindling union rolls. LOL


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

cholo, adding value once again......I don't approve of union employees at WalMart or union members trying to coerce, strongarm, and intimidate workers and companies. That employment model may work in communist countries, but it will not be tolerated here. Rest your baseless case.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:05 am

ADDED VALUE: Where is the PROOF that Union employees at WalMart have tried to intimidate workers/companies.

What laws have been broken?

This is the United States of America. Citizens have a right to picket.

So sorry that you're angry at fellow Americans that exercise their legal rights...move to another country if you don't like American laws.

i rest my case...tee hee hee


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 16, 2013 at 3:14 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

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