Many of you who read my last journal entry about unions know how passionately I feel about unions being a driving force in our society. I came across some more information that feeds into what I was saying about one of the groups who oppose the presence of unions in our society: big corporations.
AP: Wal-Mart, capitalist retailer for the masses, now has its own Communist Party branch.
Earlier this month, Communist Party and Communist Youth League branches and a trade union were set up at a Wal-Mart outlet in the northeastern industrial city of Shenyang, a staffer in the store's communications department said Thursday, confirming Chinese media reports.
[…] A bastion of private business, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has fought efforts to form unions elsewhere in its worldwide operations. But in recent weeks it said it agreed to work with the state-sanctioned labor federation to allow unions in its outlets in China, where it has 30,000 employees.
Mom, Pop, apple pie, and baseball. And, oh yeah, communists.
It's even more sad now how much Wal-Mart viciously fights American workers who try to improve their lives by working together for decent pay and benefits.
I like Left in the West's take:
In other words, political organizations in Wal-Mart are acceptable as long as those political organizations are government mandated efforts to keep political tabs on employees. This is nothing more than Wal-Mart working hand in hand with Beijing to continue oppression of the Chinese.' (The Flicker Journal)
Make no mistake about it folks. We cannot let big corporations and the greedy in our society destroy America. Even if you are not a member of a union, I encourage you to take a closer look at your elected officials and ask them the hard questions like 'what have you done to support workers in our community?' Get active in finding out what your Congressman and Senators are doing in your name and make sure it is the right thing. Our laws are what make us the great democracy and society we are and it's only our laws that will keep us there. Also, let's put pressure on the big corporations and let them know that we expect them to treat their employees with dignity and respect and give them a decent living and fair and equitable compensation for their work (WE ARE WATCHING YOU!!!). Get involved and be vilgilant in keeping America strong and proud.
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