Wednesday, March 09, 2005

David Glass's Legacy: Screw the Workers & Give KC Bad Baseball

The 2005 MLB season promises to introduce us to another awesome edition of David Glass's Wal-Mart Royals. While we here in Kansas City have been indoctrinated with the Glass School of Business Practices and Ethics through the Royals, Wal-Mart employees suffer a far worse fate than those MLB players unfortunate enough to be stuck in this baseball wasteland.

As if sticking it to baseball fans in Kansas City year after year wasn't enough, Glass's penny pinching ways still extends into his other business: using friends in Congress to screw Wal-Mart workers.

Glass, the company's former CEO, still is heavily involved in Wal-Mart's operations. The AP reported today that Wal-Mart is leading the charge amongst a group of retailers hell bent extending truckers workdays to 16 hours.

The bill that Wal-Mart's brass is lobbying before Congress has many other sweet incentives for the cheap skates from Arkansas. Among them: truckers will have to take an UNPAID Two-hour break during these 16 hour shifts.

Glass stepped down as Wal-Mart's CEO in January 2000, at which time he assumed the role of full-time Royals owner. The team has recorded 97 losses or more in three of the last four seasons. The over/under in Vegas right now is some around 100 losses, after the team finished 2004 with a 58-102 record.


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