Skip to comments.Walmart Workers Say Protest was a Success
Posted on 11/27/2012 9:19:55 AM PST by Vigilanteman
Saying their walkout on 'Black Friday' had shown the world's largest retailer their determination to fight against all odds, Walmart workers hailed their wage protest Saturday.
Hundreds of protesters targeted Walmart stores across the United States on Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, accusing the bargain superstore of ripping off its own employees.
The protests were designed to disrupt the Black Friday shopping frenzy, after Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, when deep discounts pull in waves of customers.
"Today's protests at Walmart stores across the country are a reminder of the enormous power of working people uniting to demand a better future with a living wage, affordable healthcare and respect on the job," said Mary Kay Henry, president of the 2.1 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Her optimism was shared by Colby Harris, a Walmart sales associate who walked off his job in Lancaster, Texas late Thursday.
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“WalMart’s best defense against the emergence of a union is to treat their employees better and more equitably. They have the means to do it they just choose not to. “
Where/what is your proof that employees are being mistreated?
Without that your entire argument just falls apart.
Why have you ignored Brooklyn’s question?
You’re basing your “80 percent of Walmart workers are on welfare” claim based on ONE woman at ONE meeting.
Show us some numbers.
This article deals with state health care costs.
It has nothing to do with proving your claim that we spend 2.7 billion a year on welfare for Walmart employees.
lol...you’re just posting random articles and hoping people don’t read them.
That has got to be the dumbest thing I've seen posted on FR in a long time. Did you get that from Marx?
You can’t fact check lies written in lame stream news sites and brought up by union-thug organizations.
More lies. Boy, are you gullible or what?
Sam Walton was one man
so are you
If you can build a better business go for it
I visited two Walmarts on Black Friday; no protestors. Stores were in Frederick MD and Charles Town WV.