by Don Hoff Jr.
August 12, 2004
I have belonged to several Unions in my life and I believe in Unions. I am presently a member of the I.B.E.W. Union Local 175. It is my opinion that Wal-Mart management intimidates their employees nation-wide for just talking about Unions and may fire them for talking about putting a Union in at Wal-Mart.
The employees at Wal-Mart need to stick together and organize. What do you have to lose? It is my opinion that the Wal-Mart Corporation can care less about their employees. There are several lawsuits against Wal-Mart for discrimination, seniority, hiring illegals and wages all around in the lower 48.
I once helped organized an Iron Workers' Union in Springfield, Oregon at a railroad repair shop. Employed approximately 50 welders. After we voted in the Union, negotiations took us another year. But after, the rewards were immediate - dental, medical, holiday pay, vacation pay and sick leave. It was worth it.
Boycotting Wal-Mart is not
the answer. Show courage and put in a Union at Wal-Mart. If
Don Hoff Jr.
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