Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In These Times on the Walmart Strikes

Micah Uetricht:

When workers voted in a union in Quebec and they were actually forced to negotiate with a union, the union did not ask for wage or benefits increases. They simply wanted to give workers predictable shifts—to make it possible for workers to have lives. Instead of doing this, Walmart shut the store down. Walmart was saying, “We cannot operate when workers are sure of a regular shift.”

Definitely read the whole thing. A good reminder of who is funding school reform and their aims.

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