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<<...flooding into WMT.....sold 1.3 million TV's...250K bicycles. Once again, the hate campaign waged by the United Food and Commercial Workers was a RESOUNDING FAILURE!>>

Impressive sales numbers. I wonder, though, how many buyers whose wages parallel WMT's workers' hourly rates made those purchases--just a thought, that's all.

When it comes to unions, our POV's--like our politics--are worlds apart. Your union "hate campaign" is my union "lean forward." For the sake of some balance to your post about the UFCW, I offer a few facts below which show they're not the heavy-handed, cockeyed army of money-grubbers you portray.

In 2010, UFCW launched "Feeding the Hungry" to donate & deliver 20 million protein servings thru 2013 to help the growing number of people affected by the recession. They have also been a top contributor to the Leukemia Society of America for the last 23 years and received this important cancer research group's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. In 2010, when a Haitian school serving 1350 kids was reduced to rubble by the horrendous earthquake, UFCW joined with Hope for Haiti to rebuild the school, including an upgraded library and PC lab.

So if your view of a "resounding failure" is an inability to thwart the sale of bikes and flat screens, just know that the very same group has fostered many resounding successes.
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