Comments on: Company store: Pullman to Wal-Mart http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/ Chicago Community Stories Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.13 By: Walkouts at Wal-Mart - Newstips by Curtis Black http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/comment-page-1/#comment-11289 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 01:39:30 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1755#comment-11289 […] Company store: from Pullman to Wal-Mart […]

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By: Walmart turns 50 - Newstips by Curtis Black http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/comment-page-1/#comment-10118 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 01:28:01 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1755#comment-10118 […] to food is high on the company’s priorities.  (With Walmart now accepting food stamps, Newstips pointed out a couple years ago, “the money paid by taxpayers to supplement Walmart’s low wages can now […]

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By: Curtis http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/comment-page-1/#comment-3375 Fri, 07 May 2010 11:47:44 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1755#comment-3375 To D Lofquist: You are confused. The information you complain about actually comes from people who work at Wal-Mart, who are quite evidently “smart enough” to understand what’s going on there. As for the notion that cutting their hours (and thus their pay) somehow “helps the workers” – you are just very confused.

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By: T Shepherd http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/comment-page-1/#comment-3372 Thu, 06 May 2010 23:15:30 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1755#comment-3372 For the average person who lives in nearby Pullman, the analogy of the “company store” was pretty clearly understood.

That people who work hard to make a living need to have link cards, food stamps, and government-paid health care is a sad commentary on Walmart and what they’re trying to project themselves as.

A fair and just employer they are not.

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By: D lofquist http://www.newstips.org/2010/05/company-store-pullman-to-wal-mart/comment-page-1/#comment-3370 Thu, 06 May 2010 01:53:19 +0000 http://communitymediaworkshop.org/newstips/?p=1755#comment-3370 I don’t appreciate the tone of your article. You make it sound as though people who happen to work at Walmart aren’t smart enough to handle their finances. No one forces poorer people to shop at walmart, even if they work there. There are enough places in the city to find deals. Also, cutting hours for link eligbilty helps the workers. They get more benefits than just money. Furhermore, 8 dollars an hour stacking shelves is a lot better than waitressing for 5 plus tips, which aren’t reliable, and a lot more stressful. If you were a journalist, you would present facts that let the reader decide, instead of twisting facts. Also, if you spent any time in the area, you would know that there has been little to no retail in the area for decades. Residents here are begging stores to invest. Walmart is the only business willing to invest here. I think another article with balanced facts is in order.

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