And it got my attention. Walmart has decided to open plants and hire Americans to work at them, creating 1,000,000 jobs right here in America. They
also raised their wages, and in my opinion, they really are shaping up!!
I noticed (some months back) an article somewhere about how they had committed to stop carrying Chinese-made products.
Walmart's 2015 U.S. Manufacturing Summit was advertised as a chance for goods producers to pitch American-made products to the retail giant. They
would also get advice from Walmart executives on how to take advantage of the company's recent efforts to support more U.S. manufacturing jobs and
reverse the trends its purchasing strategies and demand for low prices have driven.
But the event also highlighted the challenges facing companies trying to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. Cheaper energy and rising
labor costs in China have helped stabilize manufacturing employment in the U.S., but there are still roughly 5 million fewer Americans working in
factories today than in 1990.
I think it's pretty impressive. Good for them. They've stepped up to the plate, and I think it's worth noting. They are blowing Koch away in
focusing on the big picture.
I now feel I can shop there without being a sap ----- we have not bought "made in china" stuff for at least 6 years now - if not all ten - and Walmart
was full of that. Refusal to buy the stuff is all we can really do. And it worked!
See? You guys? There is a middle ground somewhere! Costco has been an honorable (and exemplary) rival of Walmart/Sams, and now Walmart is having to
shave and shower and put on a fresh suit of clothes. Good on them.
Good for us.
Treating your employees well is what should make people rich - not exploiting cheap (sometimes child) labor overseas. I applaud this. Mr Wigs is a
Harley Owner for 15 years now. Harley has remained here. They did outsource some assembly, I think, but that's it.
That said, I do drive a Honda, one that was made in Japan. I did my thorough homework, and learned about the variations among the models from year to
year and factory to factory. I discovered that American factories were turning out lemons, the employees were slackers, dopers, etc (due to lax
oversight by the company or the union). Honda developed the originals, then "farmed out" the specs to us, and the cars made here in the states were
Anyway - I'm drifting off my own topic!
Just - what do you guys think about this? These global companies and how they operate?
I think it's really significant for the bigger picture.
edit on 8/6/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: sorry, left off the extext.
They got enormous by putting mom-and-pop-shops out of business. They are ubiquitous now, and it's about time they started employing the people who
buy their products (the children of the moms and pops who were driven out of business). Because if those people don't have enough money to shop
elsewhere, and are forced by cost-of-living issues to shop at Walmart, need to have enough money to shop at Walmart.
I don't get why some people don't get that.
Ironically, the documentary is about how the poor children in the UK live today. Interesting. So, I'm going to go watch it now. Be back after.
edit on 8/6/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)
To me it seems like a last ditch effort for Wal-Mart to make money before the bigger fish gulps it up. Have you guys seen any of the Mills Fleet Farm
stores going up? It's taking over here in the Central / Midwest by storm. It's a Gander Mt. Grocery store, Wal-Mart, Auto Service Center, Appliance
Center, Hom Furniture all in one. It makes the super Wal-Mart look like a candy store in comparison. And what makes it even funnier, they built the
one in my town literally right next to the super Wal-Mart property.
Americans are spending $153 billion a year to subsidize McDonald’s and Wal-Mart’s low wage workers
They're going to spend $250 billion upto 2023, I think they're still in front after subsidies - the only reason they're doing it is because of rising
wages in China - when the next new "China" is found and wages trend lower the US factories will be mothballed again.
Yes, friend - I've been saying that for years now. Right here.
The taxpayers have been subsidizing Walmart employees - corporate welfare, it's called. I pitched a hissy fit (as did many other "SJW"s) and so did
lots of the wage-earners, and then Walmart raised their wages and stopped the rampant importing of foreign [cheap and cheaply made at the expense of
It's time for that to stop.
Walmart has stepped up.
McDonalds needs to follow suit. So does Mr Trump, and every other American corporation need to step up. Own your thing. Stop outsourcing and stop
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.