This Black Friday, Tell Wal-Mart To Pay Their Fucking Workers

 

This Thursday American’s will watch football, get drunk, and stuff themselves full of turkey just as Jesus and Abraham Lincoln intended the holiday to be celebrated. However the next day is another sort of holiday.

Black Friday was invented over time by our Galtian Overlords to spur shopping to disgusting levels. This influx of cash in turn helps to cover up their various management mistakes made by the assholes over the course of the year. Higher temporary profits then keeps shareholders and the SEC from getting too nosy before management can make like the Hostess executives and loot the whole damn thing. No matter how much we spend on that day virtually none of that wealth will be seen by the individual worker, just as Alan Greenspan and Goldman Sachs intended it to be celebrated.

And while every business associated with this awful holiday deserves to go to hell,  one retailer/wholesaler/sign of the beast company known as Wal-Mart is leaps and bounds above the rest in terms of how badly the screw over their “associates”. Chronic understaffing, wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and threats of violence for standing up to inept management are just the tip of the shit covered iceberg that comes with donning the blue vest of doom. After years of trying these workers are finally coordinating their efforts to fight back, and they are doing so on this blessed of Saint Ayn Rand’s holidays.

If you are someone who is tired of $5 shoes being used as leverage against providing your neighbor with a fair wage and safe workplace, please follow this link to the Corporate Action Network’s site and either sponsor a striking worker or pledge to stand with them on Friday. I’ll be at the Long Beach Wal-Mart at 9:00am, and I hope to see you there as well.

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About stefanbc

I am an attorney who works mainly in criminal defense, child welfare, and medical marijuana advocacy. I live in Long Beach with my wife and four pets. View all posts by stefanbc

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