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Walkouts, Protests Hit Walmart Nationwide on Biggest Shopping Day of the Year


Business  (tags: strikes, walkout, black friday, wal-mart, news, americans, business, corporate, ethics, labor )

Tamara
- 610 days ago - truth-out.org
A lone worker walked out of a Wal-mart on the South Side of Chicago while two others skipped their Thanksgiving day shifts. A group of Dallas workers walked out after working through Thanksgiving Day.



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Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:43 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:24 am
Noted.
 

Iolani Tedesco (4)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:33 am
About time. Wal-Mart has become a cancer. It has, caused many small towns to loose their once beautiful downtown's and put a lot of mom and pop out of business. Personally, I will never shop there.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 4:54 am
The news said Walmart had it's best black friday ever. I don't care who says what I will never shop at Walmart.
 

jan b. (3)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:38 am
Why pick on Walmart ...all the other stores pay the same wages. Point the fingers at the correct people.. 40% of our nation's workers are service-oriented employees and about time they get $20 an hour so they can be more self-reliant. But the republicans won't even raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour cause it will take more money out of THEIR pockets for products and services.
 

Donnaa D. (12)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:55 am
walmart made it over here in the uk, they still call it asda here, but walmart owns them! and ive seen the quality fall sharply, i dont know whether the employees have the same problems as in the usa, if so its not been publicized.
i do not shop there, these days because of the poor quality, which is sad, because before it was taken over the foods were good, seems nowadays theyre more into household equipent than the food, so i shop locally and leave asda/walmart alone
 

Joanne Dixon (36)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:45 pm
Janice, there are chains which have unions. When I shop at chains I shop at those. I do agree that service workers are generally underpaid, and especially so when not unionized. A maximum wage would help. CEOs ought not to be paid more than 100 times what the lowest paid worker in the company is paid instead of the 400, 500, 600, 700 times many are now pulling in.
 

Greg K. (1)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:59 pm
Many stores set their wages, treatment of employees, quality of goods at or just frationally above Walmart. If you make Walmart treat people better and sell better quality or unionize some of the stores many of the other stores will improve as well. I have been buying American made goods especially clothing and find the good quality items last so much longer that the sticker price savings on low cost is more than overcome. Go to All American Clothing, Union House or the Made in USA section of Working Person for good quality and tell your local stores to carry the goods from American Manufacturers.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:31 pm
ty
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:48 pm
This family own business is shameful. They could give their employees $15.00/hr, good benefits, profit sharing and growth opportunities and they still would be billionaire every single one of them.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:11 pm
You go, guys! Let's show Walmart who's really in charge...the people who work there.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:29 pm
Walmart is a famiy run RUINING business of other family run businesses. hmm what part of that don't you understand?
 

Dana W. (9)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:01 pm
There have been complaints for years about how Walmart treats its employees and some of their dubious business practices in order to gain building approval in other countries. At the Walmart near me employees work less than 40 hours so the company doesn't have to offer them benefits.

Employees steal and watch customers steal without doing anything because they are unhappy at their jobs.
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 9:46 pm
I wonder if these professional protesters will help to find new jobs for the Wal-Mart workers that walked off the job. I suspect that the organnizers of the protests have already moved on to the next cause.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:54 pm
If people didn't like Walmart, they would not shop there, then there would be no Walmart.
 

Gloria Morotti (14)
Monday November 26, 2012, 2:56 pm
Thanks.
 

James Maynard (66)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:10 pm
Sad the way this filthy rich family treats it's workers.
Henry Ford had the right idea way back when to
pay his employees enough of a wage they could
afford to buy the cars they were producing.
C'mon Waltons!!!
 

Joseph G. Paquette (1)
Monday November 26, 2012, 3:54 pm
Noted, signed, & twitter entry made
 

Elvira S. (82)
Monday November 26, 2012, 5:21 pm
No matter how rich the Walton family gets, at the end they can't take it with them. How they sleep at night is my question. Shameful to exploit their employees and the poor who shop in their miserable store.
 
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