The average Walmart Employee would be a model for where big corporations and the wealthy would like to take the working class of this nation back to. The only thing which has a chance of slowing the spread of the global economy and taking ordinary workers back to peon conditions is the advent of a world union where all common workers could stick together. The unions negotiated for and got everything for the middle class back in the 40's and 50's and I witnessed it first hand. It was so obvious that when the union was negotiating for sick leave, vacation, paid pensions etc. when they saw they were going to lose to the union they would go ahead and give whatever it was to the salaried employees....sometimes no more than a month before the union employees received the benefit. Companies which pay their CEO's 500 times what an ordinary worker earns will not correct a hazard in the work place or grant $5.00 worth of new benefits by choice.....they never have and they never will. If I were close to 30 instead of 80 I would personally get involved in a world wide movement to form a global union....the only hope of toning down this move back to the world of the haves and the have nots.