#Walmartstrikers vow Black Friday strike, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz backs them up

More than 1,000 Walmart employees appear poised to strike on Black Friday in protest of the company’s alleged low wages and unsatisfactory working conditions. The movement is gaining support from Tweeters and MSNBC host Ed Schultz.

Schultz lambasted Walmart on his MSNBC television show Monday night, citing “leaked documents” that allegedly prove the retail giant exploits its workers. Schultz called for a boycott of Walmart and threw his support behind the #WalmartStrikers movement, which is encouraging Walmart employees to strike on Black Friday.

Schultz claimed the workers are fighting for “the basics,” which include:

1) Minimum pay of $13 an hour;

2) More predictable, fair schedules;

3) Less expensive health-care plans; and

4) Safer working conditions in warehouses.

You know, the basics. Of course, union-loving, strike-happy lefties are all over it.

Ed sure does know how to attract the crazies.

Oops, that Tweeter inadvertently added an “s” to “viewer.”

Who would have guessed that SEIU would get involved?

Yes, because making light of lost jobs/business is hilarious. Of course, whenever #edshow is trending, conservatives are ready to pounce.

Enjoy it while you can!

Does the Left have any idea how jobs are created?

Thanks for the perspective. Perhaps a few of the 23 million unemployed/underemployed Americans would be willing to subject themselves to this kind of “slavery.”

  • Lexikin

    I wonder how long until Trumpka meets Hoffa.

    • syvyn11

      Can’t be soon enough.

    • syvyn11

      Can’t be soon enough.

  • Lexikin

    I wonder how long until Trumpka meets Hoffa.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine

    Without WalMart, a lot of that 47% wouldn’t be able to afford food.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine

    Without WalMart, a lot of that 47% wouldn’t be able to afford food.

  • ERMERGERD

    You know libs consider any type of work slavery.

  • ERMERGERD

    You know libs consider any type of work slavery.

  • http://twitter.com/Revenant0101 David Desrosiers

    When Arizona Wal Marts fire any workers that do walk out, (right to work state) I’m going to snag a cushy part time job so I have extra cash to play while some sap who lived off the job sucks wind.

    • rennyangel2

      And get store discounts.

  • http://twitter.com/Revenant0101 David Desrosiers

    When Arizona Wal Marts fire any workers that do walk out, (right to work state) I’m going to snag a cushy part time job so I have extra cash to play while some sap who lived off the job sucks wind.

  • Steve_J

    If you want ridiculous arguements turn on the “Slow” Eddie “Ed Show”.

  • Steve_J

    If you want ridiculous arguements turn on the “Slow” Eddie “Ed Show”.

  • Mickey James

    If I owned Walmart would close the whole business, take my billion$ to Bali and enjoy myself.

  • Mickey James

    If I owned Walmart would close the whole business, take my billion$ to Bali and enjoy myself.

  • http://twitter.com/FerretParade TwoPintPony

    when i worked for them they had us sit in our car to cut overtime while very far behind.They had managers standing behind us threatening to fire everyone if impossible deadlines were not met causing panic in the less intelligent of those of us working there because they believe in a piss everyone off management style. i still dont know how walmart runs on pure chaos.

    • TomJB

      You never worked at Wal-Mart and your first sentence makes no sense whatsoever.

  • http://twitter.com/FerretParade TwoPintPony

    when i worked for them they had us sit in our car to cut overtime while very far behind.They had managers standing behind us threatening to fire everyone if impossible deadlines were not met causing panic in the less intelligent of those of us working there because they believe in a piss everyone off management style. i still dont know how walmart runs on pure chaos.

  • syvyn11

    The UFCW wants $13 a hour for wal-mart workers? I worked for Kroger which is also a UFCW Shoppe. Currently they start at $8/hr. This isn’t about workers rights. This is about UFCW getting all that union dues money. $300 a year, per employee. That adds up.

  • syvyn11

    The UFCW wants $13 a hour for wal-mart workers? I worked for Kroger which is also a UFCW Shoppe. Currently they start at $8/hr. This isn’t about workers rights. This is about UFCW getting all that union dues money. $300 a year, per employee. That adds up.

  • Garth Haycock

    Only leftist union idiots would think that walking out would have a positive effect on them. Walmart executives and employees alike have a duty to the customers, otherwise, nobody would have a job.

    That they would be willing to sacrifice their own jobs in a horrendous economy speaks volumes as to how little they understand the real world.

  • Garth Haycock

    Only leftist union idiots would think that walking out would have a positive effect on them. Walmart executives and employees alike have a duty to the customers, otherwise, nobody would have a job.

    That they would be willing to sacrifice their own jobs in a horrendous economy speaks volumes as to how little they understand the real world.

  • linnicy

    There have been companies made in order to harass Walmart for yrs. Nothing new. But BO’s reelection have enbolded the lefty unions. They think they will overcome. Richard Trumpka, you know where you can go?

  • linnicy

    There have been companies made in order to harass Walmart for yrs. Nothing new. But BO’s reelection have enbolded the lefty unions. They think they will overcome. Richard Trumpka, you know where you can go?

  • kate_middleton

    Insane. On The Five, they said the starting wage is $12.57/hour, but they want it upped to $13. There are a lot of people who would be happy with that $12.57/hour.

  • Azriel

    I can’t wait till I’m old enough to be the old lady standing at the door saying, “Welcome to Walmart”

    • annoyinglittletwerp

      They’re in the process of phasing-out most of the greeters. My store has maybe 5 of them left-if that.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        At my former store which is not a Walmart, but a Base Exchange on an Air Force Base, I hear they got rid of their greeter too. Non-essentials are being cut.

  • folsomb

    I worked in Vegas as a dealer for the better part of ten years. I knew I would never get a thanksgiving, Christmas, new years…etc. off ever. Loved the job, but chose to work there.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    Me and my fellow Wally associates that work on Thursday and Black Friday, are gonna make a killing salary-wise. Thanksgiving is going to be my highest-paid day of the year! I work in a non-essential-to Black Friday-department(I’m produce clerk)so on Thursday, I’ll probably get something different to do. Last Thanksgiving, I played gopher to one of the AMs who was setting up for BF..which starts @ 2000 on THURSDAY this year. On Thursday we’re also getting a catered meal and our first paycheck of December will have our bonus on it. As a PART-TIMER I’m expecting to get a bonus of over…THREE HUNDRED $$$. Full-timers are expecting around $400.00+. We’re getting that type of $$ because we’re a good store and are being rewarded accordingly. Prior to the spring of 2011, I lived in the uber-unionized, non right-to-work Chicago area. Had we not escaped to Texas, I’d be lucky to get 13 hours a week at a unionized grocery and I’d be ‘donating’ a large portion of my meager paycheck to support as union that represented everything I hated. After 18 months @ my store, I’m getting around 31 hours a week and for the most part am being treated very well. Granted, I’m the second income-but my little Wally paycheck has helped my family’s bottom line. A lot. Such ‘slavery’. ///

    • TomJB

      Doesn’t it suck to be a slave? LOL

      If they complain about $13/hr why did they settle on minimum wage at $7.something?

      Any Wal-Mart worker who decides to not show up to work Friday, go for it! My wife would like to start working!

      • ImTheNana

        Amen. Lots of unemployed out there, glad to have the jobs they vacate.

  • http://twitter.com/CDChambers62 Chris Chambers

    Of course Ed backs them up. Anything to harm business is OK with Ol’ Eddy.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Wow, those striking Walmart workers and those sympathizing with them are spoiled little brats. When I was in retail 3 years ago as a Senior Sales Associate, I didn’t make near $13 an hour, but didn’t bitch, our schedules were never predictable, we had Aetna insurance (that was good), and our warehouse was not the safest place to be but that is how warehouses are! I want to cross their picket line just to piss them off and make a statement.

  • medicinewomantwo

    In this economy……………….everyone wave bye!!!!! Sorry only 1000 openings but now, who needs a job, please line up!

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    That tears it. I will be doing most, if not all, of my shopping this year at WalMart. I can only hope there is a picket line at my store as I will cross it with a smile on my face as I walk in and am helped by a ‘scab’ that actually wants to work for a living. One thing I can say still is that, being in a conservative state, there will be no picket line at any WalMart around me.

  • rennyangel2

    Good. More 1000s the worthless out of work and providing openings for those who really want to work.

  • Turning Leaves

    Oh well, that’s why I hunker down on Friday.

  • Bob Khan

    I am still pissed off about the decision to get rid of the Wal-Mart Basket Greeter, those old folks really added personality and friendliness to each store.

    However, I am going to have to agree with Wal-Mart on this one, just fire all those people who walk out on Friday. If they don’t want their job, there’s always millions of more folks willing to step up and take it.

  • michael s

    If Walmart workers are being mistreated, why is it wrong for them to take action against their mistreatment?

  • michael s

    If Walmart workers are being mistreated, why is it wrong for them to take action against their mistreatment?

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    All of you republicans who are against government handouts should approve of this strike. The owner of Walmart is worth 21 billion dollars. And yet the majority of her employees are on food stamps and medicaid because they don’t make enough money to live.

    • Russ

      ummm… wal mart is not a job that is meant to support a family. Where did people get this idea that if you work a retail job like that, that it’s supposed to support your family? Never has and i hope to God that it never will because then i’ll be paying out the ass for my food and probably qualify for food stamps myself….

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    Black Friday is a moral sacrilege to our founding history as Americans. Every year, human lives are claimed by a feverish frenzy of glutinous greed as shoppers are driven to the brink of insanity by the eccentricities of this circus. Shopping should never be a sport nevertheless the most dangerous one. No life is worth a gaming console, computer or any electronic device. Read about the true meaning of the Harvest and Thanksgiving at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/11/wishing-you-and-yours-bountiful-harvest.html

  • Russ

    Wow… 12.57 an hour?? i’m a nursing assistant at a hospital and that’s my base pay, I get Shift Diff for working nights, but damn… maybe i need to go check out wally world as a second job :-)

    • Russ

      btw… i’ve been here 3 years

  • ImTheNana

    50 new fans of @edshow can now enjoy him more, since they’ll, ya know, have all that time on their hands when they are unemployed. 50 more jobs for the unemployed who actually want to work.