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    Apple produces products in China in a factory that’s more like prison and has a high suicide rate. I don’t see anyone protesting Apple.

    Luke Magnifico
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    Everyone with half a brain protests Apple. The sad fact of the matter is they’re in the minority.

    MADMARTIGAN
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    MADMARTIGAN

    Its just the People to hate for the week, next week it will be K-Mart!

    Stone
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    Stone

    Dignity for Wal-Mart workers? How – by boycotting the stores so they have to close down and the workers lose their jobs?

    Idiotic. Why can’t the left ‘think’ beyond just making themselves feel good?

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch my flight on Eastern airlines for my Christmas trip.

    Sentinel
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    Sentinel

    It is not about boycotting. It is about raising the quality of work, wages, and life for Walmart employees.

    forrespect.org/our-walmart/about-us/

    Stone
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    Stone

    THEY’RE A PRIVATE COMPANY! What business is it of yours what they make? Somebody, (Mr. Sam) invested cash and sweat to build this gigantic retail empire. But NOOooo — WE know better.

    Such arrogance.

    timtim
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    timtim

    Is there a boundary private comapnies can cross when it comes to work conditions? Can they require thier employees to work in hazardous enviroments without saftey equipment? Can they refuse employment if the employee refuses to provide sexual favors? Can they employ children? Can they make demands on the employees’ personal lives outside of work? Can they threaten an employee’s job if the employee does something the company doesn’t approve of? Is there a line that a company can cross? That’s basically what I am asking. If you see no boundary that private companies can cross, do you have an… Read more »

    timtim
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    timtim

    Is there a boundary private companies can cross when it comes to work conditions? Can they require their employees to work in hazardous environments without safety equipment? Can they refuse employment if the employee refuses to provide sexual favors? Can they employ children? Can they make demands on the employees’ personal lives outside of work? Can they threaten an employee’s job if the employee does something the company doesn’t approve of? Is there a line that a company can cross? That’s basically what I am asking. If you see no boundary that private companies can cross, do you have an… Read more »

    Stonestead
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    Stonestead

    Let’s see. Aren’t one or two of those things already covered by current law? Oh, nope. I’m sorry – ALL of them are. You ever hear of a little place just this side of Nirvana called “The Department of Labor?” Well I have – especially because I used to work very closely with many of their offices. In fact, a good friend of mine has risen to director of the department that oversees child-work regulations. As for striking, I’m all with Ronald Reagan, but that was different. Did you see where a Wal-Mart closed because they didn’t want to have… Read more »

    timtim
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    timtim

    You missed the substance of the argument.

    Where is the line that employers are not allowed to cross?

    If those things are allowed, are they ethically ok?

    Also you ignore the question at the end.

    Sentinel
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    Sentinel

    @co-mountainmanusanet: The majority of labor laws and rights that are enforced by “The Department of Labor” came into place by unions and collective bargaining movements. If it wasn’t for movements like this one, you would have no workers rights and basically be a slave to the corporations.

    thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/05/148930/top-five-things-unions/?mobile=nc

    GrandAdmiralThrawn
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    How about we allow people to have their dignity by getting them off the government payroll. How aout we tell them to stop stealing money from me, my wife and my unborn son? Stop sucking my taxes dollar’s because you’re to lazy to work a 2nd job, or a 3rd. To lazy to plant a garden and grow their own food and take responsibility for their actions. To prideful to ask for help and go to a food bank. I’ve been enlisted in the Army since I was 17. (Guard). I lived at a fire station as a volunteer trading… Read more »

    timtim
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    timtim

    You’re in the military. You’re on the Government payroll, shitwad.

    Stonestead
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    Stonestead

    You, sir, are no “shitwad” as was so eloquently suggested by our ‘friend.’ I thank you for your service and the good (great) example you are setting. I’m sure you’re used to the name calling from those devoid of any coherent argument, but all the same, you have friends out here as well as the ignorant bullhorns like that other guy.

    God Bless you, Sir.

    Sentinel
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    Sentinel

    While I applaud your service and commend your personal drive. I do not think that Military service and 2+ jobs should be the “standard”.

    Ideally. People should be able to make enough of a living off of one full time job to support themselves.

    timtim
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    timtim

    Hey Grandadmiralthrawn, how many times have you been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan?

    pro_junior
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    went to college – doesn’t know the difference between to and too…

    your claim of college education is invalid.

    Luke Magnifico
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    If you’ve got military service, volunteer experience and a college education under your belt and you still have to work two jobs then you’re either buying too much shit or you’re plain incompetent.

    pheonyx
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    pheonyx

    According to the latest edition of the AFL-CIO’s Executive Pay Watch report, the gap between CEO pay and worker pay expanded last year. In 2011, CEOs in the Fortune 500 made an average of $12 million, about 380 times what the average worker makes: The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay between CEOs of the S&P 500 Index companies and U.S. workers widened to 380 times in 2011 from 343 times in 2010. Back in 1980, the average large company CEO only received 42 times the average worker’s pay. This explosion in pay certainly isn’t justified by corporate performance. In fact, “while… Read more »



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