Walmart workers unite, but not in a union | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walmart workers unite, but not in a union

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 9:17 AM

The New York Times reports on a movement underway among Walmart employees to back a group working toward better pay and benefits and respect at work. It is not a union (though the effort has had union financial help) and does not aim to organize local unions or enter collective bargaining.

Walmart, naturally, isn't happy about any collective actions by employees, grassroots or not. They see it as a stalking horse for union organization and a way to drive up Walmart wages as a way to help unionized workers at other chain stores.

Read about OUR Walmart at its website.

For now, federal labor law protects workers who engage in collective discussion and action. What do you bet the Walmart lawyers have some ideas on how to remove protection for such free speech?

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (24)

Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016
  • Latest Obamacare repeal bill would hit Arkansas treasury hard

    The latest effort to undo Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, would shift federal support for health coverage to a block grant system to the states. Bad news for Arkansas.
    • Sep 18, 2017
  • The long and winding road: No exception yet for 30 Crossing

    The Arkansas highway department's representative on the Metroplan board of directors told the board today that the department is requesting an exception to the planning agency's cap on six lanes for its 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 from six to 10 (and more) lanes.
    • Jun 29, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation