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Walmart Workers Strike at Multiple Stores


Business  (tags: unions, labor, strikes, Walmart )

Judy
- 807 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
Walmart warehouse operators and workers have gone on strike at various locations around the US, picketing the most notorious, largest anti-union employer in the country over poor working conditions and persistent retaliation for questioning some policies.



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Vicky P. (466)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:00 pm
good, noted
 

Roger Garin-michaud (113)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:13 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:49 pm

Yayy!!!! This may be some of the best news I've read all week! -- Thanks Judy!

Today, for the first time in Walmart’s fifty-year history, workers at multiple stores are out on strike. Minutes ago, dozens of workers at Southern California stores launched a one-day work stoppage in protest of alleged retaliation against their attempts to organize. In a few hours, they’ll join supporters for a mass rally outside a Pico Rivera, CA store. This is the latest – and most dramatic – of the recent escalations in the decades-long struggle between organized labor and the largest private employer in the world.

“I’m excited, I’m nervous, I’m scared…” Pico Rivera Walmart employee Evelin Cruz told Salon yesterday about her decision to join today’s strike. “But I think the time has come, so they take notice that these associates are tired of all the issues in the stores, all the management retaliating against you.” Rivera, a department manager, said her store is chronically understaffed: “They expect the work to be done, without having the people to do the job.”
 

Judy C. (101)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 12:07 am
Thanks, guys. I could hardly believe this is happening! Talk about the whole world watching, I don't think Walmart can keep up their status quo for long. Besides, Christmas is coming, and the consumers have boycott power on their side.
 

TomCat S. (231)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:21 am
Up with the workers!
Boycott Wal-fart!
 

Amanda C. (0)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 7:58 am
Walmart needs to take care of their employees! How many times have they been in the news now??
 
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