Sunday, November 27, 2005

They need government help.

In union-controlled California, politicians have waged war on Wal-Mart. How many times have you heard the litany - low wages, no healthcare and the political will directed to stopping the super Wal-Mart stores that challenge supermarkets which are firmly under union control. Supermarkets have a very small profit margin (one percent is what I understand it to be). One of the reasons is the union employees. (You may remember the several month long strike agains Southern California supermarkets a year ago). Wal-Mart has a four percent profit and some critics demand government control.

California Conservative cites several examples of superior service and compensation by non-union employees and asks this question:

The next time you shop at Wal-Mart, try to imagine the employees all replaced by Teamsters, auto workers, federal employees, or the French. Ask yourself what kind of service you could expect from overpaid employees who can’t be fired?

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