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Lets work for wal-mart!

Ok, before you go ape-shit, listen for a moment. By picking one wal-mart in the area it would be a perfect way to infiltrate it from the inside and demand unionization. Think of the publicity!
Just think, a Wal-mart in this area, and a group of progressives apply for work, get jobs, then demand a union. Of course wal-mart will fight back, and probably close the store in the end, but think of the money wal-mart will waste, and the bad publicity they will receive when they do this...

You couldn't buy this type of publicity for a million dollars, which is a drop in the bucket compared to what wal-mart will blow on this!!!

There is a slight, ever so slight chance that you actually do get a union in wal-mart which would be a first, and could start a movement that would mushroom across the country!

Please let me know your opinions to this!

This is a win-win situation as far as I can see. I won't be easy, but it should be a lot of fun...

Thanks.
Great idea 27.Jul.2005 12:20

but

you are going to have work your ass off to do it. You need to do alot more than just rant here. Also if you do it then you will take down alot of innocent bystanders, the real workers, with you. Might be worth it anyway in the long run.

Hmmm 27.Jul.2005 18:31

HeadWes

This might be workable (count me out though). I know the local store here in Coos Bay is constantly understaffed because they can't find reliable workers who can pass a drug test.

Hell, even if you aren't able to take the unionization very far, you could at least go in every day and do a really half-assed job.