reply to post by SeventhSeal
I didn't say anything about worker's rights. All I said is that they are misdirecting their protest to the wrong company. Though walmart chose to
contract roadlink and schneiders working solutions, it is roadlink's decisions in the end that lead to this. Why don't they protest Roadlink? Why not
protest the warehouse? or Schneiders? Why not videotape and release all the unsafe working conditions and the sexual harassment and demeaning
If they released photos or videos, the MSM would go into a frenzy, and all these workers will be given a ton of money and the company would be forced
to change. Look what happens when PETA releases those videos of animals being tortured, complete public backlash.
If you want my opinion? Of course I'm all for worker's rights. But there are so many companies, unions, laws, insurance issues that just mess
everything up. Look at Chicago's teacher's strike, they're paid more and more, and have more and more benefits...and yet they want more even though
the Kids keep failing. Or even how Apple contracts Foxxconn which literally is the epitomy of modern day slavery. Unions and companies are both at
What ever happened to a handshake making a deal? To a circular board room so people can talk on equal terms? Or even a suggestion box that is actually
read and used?
So what do you suggest would be the right course of action to "fix" this situation? More money more problems.
I'll tell you how we fixed this problem in where I live in NY..long island to be specific. We are one of the wealthiest middle class towns in America,
and not due to slave labor or anything like that. Our town council banned all big business in our area. There is no Walmart or anything like that
close by. Minimum Wage for us even working as a bussboy is $10-15/hour. Not because we're told to. Because we want it to be. Everyone profits. No one
here sues eachother for anything minor. Car hits another car, scrapes another car. No lawsuit, maybe a little money to fix the car, no insurance
companies involved, and we walk away. We dont have incidents of people suiing businesses for abuseful treatment, though there have been lawsuits, they
have been dismissed (other workers supporting the business)
So how about you shut down the Walmarts and other big businesses, by using the full power of the local government, problem solved. To me? I would
never work for someone who wasn't involved with all aspects of a business. And it seems to have worked quite well for my area. I've never seen a
protest or anything here. Cops are friendly as hell and none of that abuse nonsense (cops would sometimes give me rides home when they saw me walking
home from school).
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