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EXPOSED! – WATCH: TARGET’s New Anti-Union Propaganda Video – “Happy fun time is over”

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Like Walmart, many of Target’s employees are underpaid, forced to work part-time schedules and are forced to resort to safety nets like SNAP, housing assistance, Medicaid, and EITC while shareholders reap the benefits of their hard work and Target’s CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, makes almost $14,000 per hour–(that’s $3,000 per hour more than Walmart CEO Mike Duke)

So natuarally TARGET, like corporate welfare queen Walmart is TERRIFIED of unions coming into their stores

Now, Target has updated its anti-union training video that every Target team member is forced to watch–and it’s one of the worst things you will ever see.

Meet Ricardo and Dawn, the hip young Target anti-union propagandists (and of course non-union actors)! It’s their job to walk new employees through the dark and scary netherworld world that is the encroaching on them. The threat of unions to take away their freedoms and kill puppies (or is it take away their puppies and kill freedoms?).

Dawn highlights the fun “open-door” policy and explains that if a union comes in, that all will probably end. The dictatorial union bosses will force employees to sacrifice their ability to even maintain day-to-day communications with management without union involvement.

“But if the unions did try to organize our team members, chances are they would change our fast, fun and friendly culture,” Dawn adds later. That’s right–if you bring in a union, happy fun time is over!

The video warns that jealous unions “want what we have.” Why? What is so wonderful about Target that unions fear it so? “We’re a target, because unions are threatened by us. And here’s why: when we take business away from retailers that are unionized, those companies may downsize, reducing the number of employees. And that means the union loses members, which is a big problem for the union business. Did you notice how I just called it a business? Because that’s what it is.”

The 15 minute video is complete and utter Koch brothers bullshit.

Avoid TARGET at all cost.  Its nothing more than a Walmart type pig with lipstick.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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4 thoughts on “EXPOSED! – WATCH: TARGET’s New Anti-Union Propaganda Video – “Happy fun time is over””

  1. Target is already on my ‘no shopping’ list for its past anti-gay antics. Along with Wal-Mart, Chick-Fil-A, and Hobby Lobby. Sad and angry that they are also anti-union and intimidating their employees. BUT, do tell where to shop, the pickings are getting slim! (No, really, Will, is there a list somewhere of employers that treat workers decently? Would love to know.)

  2. My first complaint call to Target was answered in Manila. My second was picked up somewhere in Central America. ‘nough said.

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