Occupy Wall Street has gotten its hands on some nifty
anti-union training documents that an increasingly beleaguered Walmart
has evidently devised in its efforts to keep the populist throngs from their slimy gates. Offering the banal, utterly spurious argument
that unions are just after their money (a whole $5 a month), the
scripts stress loyalty to the brand, "open communication," and the need
to promptly report any talk of unions to a commie hot line. And the
dialogue! So snappy!
Female Associate: Hey I have a quick question for you
Male Associate: Sure
Female Associate: Hey I was talking to one of the guys in my area and
they told me that we could get an automatic increase in pay if we got a
union in the store. Is that true?
Male Associate: Hmm, well that's a good question LaTonya, and thanks
for asking, but you know our company doesn't feel that associates should
have to spend their hard earned money to have someone represent them
and neither do I. But to answer your question, through the collective
bargaining process, there's no telling what they will end up with. They
can end up with more, the same or even less.