By Michelle Malkin, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 –
The retail giant has powerful adversaries.
Black Friday always brings out the worst: long lines, short tempers, and random outbreaks of shoppers’ rage. This year, Big Labor will ratchet up the Strikesgiving tension with professional grievance-mongers and workers picketing at 1,000 Walmart stores nationwide.
Attention, Walmart directors: Appeasement of a mob never works. Walmart has tried repeatedly to stave off union thuggery through political “partnerships” and capitulation. It has failed and failed and failed.
The discount retail giant shocked many observers in 2009 when it announced it was embracing the principles of President Obama’s federal health-care mandate. The nation’s largest private (and non-union) employer was joined by its perennial arch-enemy, the Service Employees International Union (then helmed by frequent White House guest and deep-pocketed heavy Andy Stern), and the far-left Center for American Progress (run by Obama confidant John Podesta and funded by billionaire George Soros).