And people love to pick on Wal-Mart....
So, the people protesting Wal-Mart to pay $15 an hour don't actually work at Wal-Mart. Instead, they're people hired by the unions to picket Wal-Mart, called OUR WalMart. Now, OUR WalMart is a product of the unions who want to get WalMart workers to unionize, but the Wal-Mart workers have refused to unionize several times in the past, much to OUR WalMart's surprise and dismay. This dismay is compounded by the fact that the people hired by the unions to try to unionize Wal-Mart are not themselves union workers, and when they tried to unionize....
The unions fired them.
So, to surmise: The unions are trying to unionize a business who's workers don't want to be unionized, but when the non-union workers the big union uses to threaten the business want to unionize themselves the union fires them.
Folks, you just can't make this stuff up.
Oh, and kudos to the workers at Wal-Mart being smart enough to avoid getting sucked into a union. This ain't the 1920s, and Wal-Mart isn't a coal mine. The only thing the unions do in this day and age is take perfectly good money out of your paycheck and hand it off to the Democrat party. My non-union butt made more at my place of employment in Seattle than my unionized co-workers did. I got more vacation as well. The unions, having negotiated my co-workers to a pay scale below mine, then took a hefty share of their paychecks as well.
The unions tried to get into my department. We kicked them to the curb. Anyone who understands economics in this day and age should do the same.