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On Class, Strategy And Shopping: What Happened At Occupy Black Friday

Juan, I know that Target, IKEA, ToysRUs, Walmart are forcing the workers to be there. If I thought that the kind of actions that took place would have ANY effect on the people at the top, I'd be all for it. But the CEOs don't care if some store employees have to spend extra time stocking and cleaning up. It would be more effective to hack into their files, or to prevent merchandise from being shipped to their warehouses, or to unionize their workers. Filling up carts and leaving them for busy floor staff to deal with does nothing. It's just an ego trip for the protestors.

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:07 am 0

On Class, Strategy And Shopping: What Happened At Occupy Black Friday

I decided not to participate in the Black Friday action for the same reason I'm reading in these comments. Handing out flyers that might encourage shoppers to change their buying habits is a good idea, but filling up carts and leaving them in line for the underpaid, overworked "team members" to deal with is a bad idea. Not only does it make a really crappy day even crappier for the people we are supposed to represent, but it does absolutely nothing to achieve our goals.

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 7:17 pm 3