May 07, 2013
New from the Huffington Post, "Buying off the Ref" by Brian Young, Corporate Action Network, Managing Director:
"The Supreme Court is supposed to the branch of government that acts as a referee. When any party has too much power and is using it to break the rules of the Constitution, the role of the Supreme Court is to step in and blow the whistle, remind everyone of the rules, and then allow all involved to "Play ball!" But, what if someone gets to choose the ref? And then rigs the game by picking who gets to play and who doesn't? That's exactly what the Chamber of Commerce is doing."
Read the full piece here.
May 06, 2013
The following update comes from Boulder, CO where on April 25th workers stood up for better treatment from their employer, Walmart.
Walmart workers are part of the environment, too.
by Matt Nicdodemus, Occupy Boulder
Last Thursday, as part of national coordinated actions to support Walmart workers seeking higher wages, more hours, and more transparent scheduling, I and two friends set out in a car to meet with managers at seven area Walmart stores. After stopping at the Walmart Neighborhood Market under construction in Boulder's Diagonal Mall, we visited the Supercenters in Broomfield, Westminster, Lafayette and Longmont. At each site, we found the store manager or an assistant manager and delivered to them information about important changes that Walmart's top management had committed to make in the company, changes that would make it more possible for their "associates" to get the number of hours of work and regularity of hours assignments that would allow them to subsist on a more stable income. We informed the managers that these changes, promised several months ago, had still not been implemented at more than a few stores in the US, and encouraged them to try and help the process of improvement along by communicating with top management.p>
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“We registered our action on the Corporate Action Network website, and directed people to join us off-site so that we could go over our plan. That’s when things seemed to snowball!”
– Occupy Detroit; who had over 200 attendees on a goal of 40
“We were shooting for 20-30 attendees, and we had over 150 on a frigid Minnesota morning in St Paul. The Corporate Action Network made it possible.”
– Eric Schlein, UFCW Walmart organizer
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– Quadeer Porter, who organized an event in Kearny, NJ, the first event he's ever organized