As Twitchy reported earlier, Walmart is doing fantastic business today despite thuggish walkout threats and protests organized by Big Labor.

OUR Walmart, the union-backed group behind the walkout, didn’t have a whole lot of success recruiting employees to participate. According to Walmart’s corporate news feed, OUR Walmart wasn’t even able to get 50 employees to walk out today.

Walmart president Bill Simon said that “roughly the same number of associates missed their scheduled shift as last year.” Most of the protesters were brought in by Big Labor.

Um, mic check? Mic check?

Update:

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Bwahahahahahaha, I guess the union meetings and plans with Obama did not go as planned. Kind of sucks when you are the President and all you can get to walk off the job are 50 people out of 2 million. That there is some influence I tell you!

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    My Mom, who works at Wal-Mart, didn’t report anyone walking out; she said it was pretty steady, although it calmed down after the last two “events.”

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    Ha! Ha! Union Nazi Scum!!!!

  • Chimp6

    Attention Walmart shoppers ….
    We have code ID 10 T at the front door !

  • FedUpLibBS

    Drove by my local Walmart. There was about a dozen “Protesters.” Saw only the same faces I see at EVERY PROTEST (Protest of the MONTH CLUB). Don’t believe ANY Employees of Wm were at this “””protest.””” So, of course, I HAD to go into Walmart and BUY SOMETHING.

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Heh even if you buy a pack of gum, it’s worth it to show you don’t support the protest.

  • USAPatriotSC

    Stand fast against these psychos, don’t back away an inch. They can only move FORWARD if we move BACKWARD!!!!

    • Foxxman

      Well put!

  • Teritd

    You don’t need the unions anymore.
    Courts and lawyers are there to address the grievances. Too much competition and lawsuits make employers want to listen to their employees.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Not to mention, instant messaging. Not IM’s, but just the fact that you can message instantly.

  • Conrad2010

    The union people picketing Walmart. They piss me off! Hell of a time to be asking for more in wages & benefits. What with the economy as it is. They never think of the consumes that ends up paying higher prices be cause of a thing called greed.

  • syvyn11

    Trumka and his ilk are going to march into the Oval Office and demand that Obama mandate ‘Card Check’ (AKA: The end of the secret ballot) immediately.

    • Sonya A. Willis

      It wouldn’t surprise me if Trumka drunk on power, demanded that Obama sign an Executive Order revoking every state’s right-to-work status and forcing them to be union states.

  • Joseph Phillips

    It kills me when unskilled, uneducated workers demand more money for a menial job. It’s not like these are dentists, doctors, or software developers. Most people get what they deserve.

    • Joe W.

      Sounds to me as if the vast majority of these employees did exactly what they should have. they went to work. They deserve praise, not scorn.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      Looks like the unions are complaining not the employees themselves.

    • annoyinglittletwerp

      I make $ 8.25 hr working as a produce clerk in a west Texas Wal-Mart. I’m delighted that I make that much. Being that I’m a college drop-out with Asperger’s Syndrome, at THIS juncture I don’t expect to make 13 bucks an hour. My job isn’t worth that. I’m the second income-my husband(college-educated, Reagan-era US Marine)-is the bread winner-still, my ‘contribution helps my family’s bottom line…a lot.

    • David Hunter

      “Most people get what they deserve.” and it would be karma if that happens to you for your hateful and racist comments..

      • Joseph Phillips

        Ah, the old reliable race card. Nice try.

  • dennylee60

    There were a handful of protesters at my local Walmart. When they were protesting inside, someone yelled “Shut the f*** up!” causing a few to clap. It seems that these union/Occupy type won’t be happy until we are all unionized and out of work (Hostess-tizing the US economy.)

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Meijers (dept store based out of MI) and Kmart have similar employee wages and employee problems. Why don’t we see the people going nuts over there?? Simple……they already have the union in them. Wal mart workers stay strong!! The union makes promises to get you in but rarely help anyone.

  • nc

    Fox News was interviewing a group this morning in MD that had been “bussed in,” many of whom were wearing new matching jackets. They were estimated to be between 200-400. BFD.

  • Ntr

    The intent of these protesters is to, as we know, force Walmart to accept unions. Then the unions can get their foot in the door to try to shut down another successful American company. It’s not about workers’ rights or wages. It’s about finding useful idiots for the unions’ anti-American-business leanings.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    Big fail for the #WalmartStrike. 😀

  • TwitWit

    We drove by two Wal-Mart’s in two different cities.. no protests just a couple of bell ringers.

  • TocksNedlog

    Is there a face-palm union?

  • Michelle

    Unions are getting a dose of reality. Here in Los Angeles, the day before Thanksgiving and the busiest travel day of the year, the SEIU staged a “strike” at LAX disrupting traffic and making travelers late for their flights. The pathetic part? The employees (sky cabs, wheelchair pushers, shuttle drivers, etc.) that SEIU said to be striking for…had ended their association with the Union a year ago – the service workers want no part of SEIU anymore and report they make MORE take home pay now that they aren’t paying unions dues. SEIU unable to take a hint and just go away, bused in protester/strikers to disrupt business at LAX on Wed. How freakin pathetic can they be? First, the workers they USE to represent ended the contract and want nothing to do with them, the SEIU still won’t go away and then transported protesters into the area. And now this, a union-backed protest intended to be a walk-out – utter failure. This is your future Unions, pay attention – people are sick of you.

  • Jim Denney

    I guess these union dopes missed the fact that our celebrity wannabe prez broke another one of his promises and didn’t put on his “picket line marching shoes.” Just like in Wisconsin, dummies, Obama isn’t there for you.

    Now that he has more “flexibility” thanks to you, you’re going to find out that the only thing Obama is really for is; Obama!

  • digitalPimple

    So less then 50 lost their jobs I hope. This was silliness. Thank you to the normal people working there who ignored them and continued on working.

  • Jack Deth

    Geeeeeee…..

    Whatever happened to Mr. Trumpka’s:

    “If we can’t use the power of persuasion. We will use the persuasion of power!”

    I think Herr Ober Byte is slowly beginning to understand that most Americans see the subtle form of Socialism Unions profess. And do NOT like them!

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

    Is nothing sacred? Last night and today proved the holidays have slipped away from the general public and been completely bastardized by Big Business. The traditional meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas both have been diluted by mass consumerism. Read more about the War on the Holidays and American Values being waged from the buildings of Wall Street at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-war-on-thanksgiving-one-turkeys.html where one Turkey gets his revenge for encroaching on Thanksgiving this year!

  • FedUpLibBS

    Due to my profession, I am a member of TWO Unions … they do only two things, both of which, are interchangeable. One gives me a HEADACHE while the other gives me a PAIN in the BUTT!!!

  • OHNESA

    Sam Walton was a big contributor to BO during the campaign so even though I hate unions I would not have been too sad if this would have affected Walmart sales.

    • TexSizzle

      How could Sam Walton be a big contributor to BO when he died in 1992?

      • OHNESA

        Sam Walton, Jr.
        heir of Sam Walton, Sr.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        yes, he died in 1992, but he did vote for Obama. just like every other dead American did.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    Good for them!

    The Wal-mart associates should be insufferably pleased with themselves— they showed they were more intelligent than a doorstop Baker’s Union member!

    Felicitations & Congratulations!

  • Emjay Graykat

    Wasn’t there a national boycott on Chick-fil-A or something? oh, right.

  • Emjay Graykat

    Local news (first coast news) reported last night that there were 10 or so protestors at a local Wal-Mart and they couldn’t find a single one that was employed, or had ever been employed, by Wal-Mart. We couldn’t stop laughing.

    • Brian Mouland

      Professional screamers

  • Paul C.

    Another Fluke moment.

  • Guest

    You can quickly determine the amount of problems in a person’s life by the words they choose to use towards others. Your assessment of my life and education are wrong – I’ve worked many, many menial jobs to pay for my education – my parents didn’t pay, I did. You see, I worked menial jobs, but I understood that it was a menial job, not a career choice. I didn’t demand more and more and more – I was intelligent enough to know that the job was simple and worth simple pay. As a business owner my employees earn what they are worth – just as Wal-Mart, Target, and others do. No, I’m not as big as these stores, but the principle is the same. If businesses pay their workers more the costs of the goods and services go up – this is economics. Businesses don’t pay for wage increases, my foul-mouthed friend, customers do.

    • David Hunter

      Joesph Phillips is a racist and despicable human being..it’s ironic he would make those comments on Thanksgiving..he can opine about how he built his success but a number of things/people could have prevented that..he shouldn’t hold his nose to people who don’t have as many zeros in their banking accounts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    as i always say:
    “we have the 1% of the so called 99% don’t like big companies”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    Are the now unemployed bakers from Hostess going to get federal benefits now that they’ve destroyed their own jobs? I hear the disability racket is a good one for those who lost their own jobs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    Are the now unemployed bakers from Hostess going to get federal benefits now that they’ve destroyed their own jobs? I hear the disability racket is a good one for those who lost their own jobs.

  • Penmar

    As a former Walmart employee, I have nothing but good things to say about them, I was always treated well by the company. A raise after 4 weeks of working for them to stay on instead of taking a better paying job, another raise and a promotion within 6 months of working there, and I could transfer to any store I needed to and as we were a Military family, that was a major plus. Then another two raises after I transferred to a store in another state. Would like to add none of those raises were due to any increase in the min wage. I was making over $10 an hour there when I left to go into to tech support and that was 20 years ago.

  • Penmar

    As a former Walmart employee, I have nothing but good things to say about them, I was always treated well by the company. A raise after 4 weeks of working for them to stay on instead of taking a better paying job, another raise and a promotion within 6 months of working there, and I could transfer to any store I needed to and as we were a Military family, that was a major plus. Then another two raises after I transferred to a store in another state. Would like to add none of those raises were due to any increase in the min wage. I was making over $10 an hour there when I left to go into to tech support and that was 20 years ago.