WAL*MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE -- SCREENCAP GALLERY
[Josh Noble, Wal-Mart Employee] I don't know, it's just weird. I've always been quiet and shy, and now I kind of need to stand up for myself and my community.
[Josh Noble, Wal-Mart Employee] So I just searched the Internet for a while, and whatever I typed in, it brought up the same thing. You know, I'd type in "employee rights," and it would bring up the union. Or "fair labor practice" would bring up the union.
[Josh Noble, Wal-Mart Employee] These corporate people in the Wal-Mart corporation, they don't really even like to say the word "union." To them, it's like a curse word. They just say "third party representation." That's the way they put it.
Get a Union.
Speak Out. Let us know. Are you satisfied with your current wages and benefits?
[Jon Lehman, Wal-Mart Store Manager - 19 years] Wal-Mart is very opposed to unions. It's one of the most anti-, if not THE most aggressively anti-union company in the history of the United States. They are just relentless in their search for union activity, and they try to squelch it, kill it.
[Josh Noble, Wal-Mart Employee] Ed DuPontis, he gave you a call, right?
[Norberto Ricardo, UFCW Union Rep] He gave me a call and he said he wants nothing to do with the union. He said no, no, no.
[Jon Lehman, Wal-Mart Store Manager - 19 years] I had a worker that came to me with a piece of paper that someone had typed up on a computer. In big bold black letters it said "WE NEED A UNION." No signature, that's all it said. That in itself is enough to require me as a store manager to go and make a phone call. And the phone call comes to Bentonville. And that afternoon, I had to personally drive to the airport and pick up three guys that flew in in a corporate jet, and pick them up, and bring them back to my store.