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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:27 PM


We've got no reason to talk about cage people in Hong Kong...

when we've got this going on in America, supposedly the world's richest country.


Walmart Warehouse Workers Forced To Sleep In Foreclosed Houses, Tents In The Woods

New details emerged Thursday about the living conditions endured by workers at a Walmart support warehouse in Elwood, Ill. who went on strike last month to protest their poor working conditions and alleged retaliation by management.

In a new piece by The Guardian, warehouse worker Phillip Bailey explains how he sleeps in a Catholic hostel in Joliet, Ill., after a long day of loading and unloading hundreds of boxes bound for Walmart stores.

Another worker, Mike Compton, says he regularly sleeps in foreclosed homes, explaining, "I found one abandoned house that had working electricity still. And a fridge."

A third warehouse worker, Bailey said, was forced to live in the woods. "He just set up a tent in there for a few weeks." Temperatures in Northern Illinois during the winter average 22 degrees Farenheidt, making situations like these potentially deadly.

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Zalatix Oct 2012 OP
graham4anything Oct 2012 #1
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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:39 PM

1. Sam Walton & Family made billions (and the current heads) while the workers made zip


and every single mom and pop in every town closed

Boycott Black Friday at Walmart nationwide and find a place that will match or come near the lower drug prices elsewhere (like supermarkets and others)

If all democrats stopped going to all Walmarts, they would not be able to survive.

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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:48 PM

2. I already signed the pledge about Black Friday....

but in my house, Black Friday is "Buy Nothing Day". We do not leave the house and do not spend any money on that day. We have been doing this for at least 12 years.


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