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Arthur Jumbles: Walking off your shift is grounds for a firing, right?
kid_icarus: Arthur Jumbles: Walking off your shift is grounds for a firing, right?In a 'right to work' state, they can fire you whenever they want to for any reason they damn please (up to, and including, no reason at all).
ekdikeo4: kid_icarus: Arthur Jumbles: Walking off your shift is grounds for a firing, right?In a 'right to work' state, they can fire you whenever they want to for any reason they damn please (up to, and including, no reason at all).As opposed to a union job, where they can't fire you without you violating major rules or laws, several times usually.Most of the articles I've seen on this point out how horrifying it is that Wal-Mart employees often start at close to minimum wage, and receive pay raises of only 40 to 60 cents per year after that, with a cap around $15 or so.The union that covers this industry, for the most part, the UFCW, let me tell you about their contracts:Everyone starts at minimum wage. Pay raises are 5c a year for the first 4 years, then 10c a year for several more years. Maximum pay is typically around $12 or so, unless you have 20+ years in, then the maxes go up.At least, this was the agreement that the last grocery store I was in had. It was about as close to slave labor as you can get in this country without actually working at an Amazon warehouse.
olddeegee: The point's been made. Walmart, as big and monolithic as it may be, doesn't like bad press. This could lead to second thoughts on management's part when dealing with employees. If they were to blatantly mistreat an employee now, it's more likely to have light shone on it.
WizardofToast: To be fair, I'd rather be outside than in the hellish innards of a Black Friday sale.
Raw_fishFood: Shame more people didn't take part. The only way to make a change is for most of the employees to make a stand, yet I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon.
iccky: ... according to Walmart.Maybe Walmart has an incentive to lie about the number of its workers who are on strike?