Let’s say you’re a union (United Food and Commercial Workers, UFCW) and you’re upset about the low wages Wal-Mart pays. Let’s also say that since none of your union is interesting in picketing, that you decide to hire non-union temporary workers to picket for you in the 104Â°F heat. Good idea? I think not.
Wal-Mart employees: Average $10.17/hour plus insurance and 401(k). Plus air conditioning.
Temporary picketers: $6/hour, no benefits, heatstroke.
Seems to me it would make sense to stop picketing and go inside Wal-Mart and see if they have any jobs available.