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It's time to take a stand and support the workers who are standing up to live better through an unfair labor practice strike.
Walmart workers decided to strike on Black Friday after they were targeted for retaliation for speaking out about substandard work conditions and treatment last month in the first ever walk out in the history of the company.
We ask you to help us feed the workers who will walk out on the company next week on the biggest shopping day of the year.
"Yes, I'm going to walk on Black Friday. Most definitely," said Gerardo Paladin. "Because I want to show to Walmart I stand on my rights."
Barbara Holland, who works at a Renton Walmart, said striking on Black Friday will show Walmart that employees are needed and should be treated better.
Reached Thursday, Walmart officials called the walkout "unlawful union tactics." The company doesn't know how many of its 1 million workers will join the strike, but representatives from the retail giant say Black Friday will be business as usual, even if customers have to walk through picketers to get inside.
Walmart will actually be open all day on Thanksgiving, with Black Friday sales beginning at 8 p.m.
A former Walmart employee was handcuffed Wednesday when he visited his old store to talk to workers about next week’s “Black Friday” strike. Alex Rivera, who was fired in September, told The Nation that Walmart management intentionally misled Orlando police, leading them to detain him for twenty minutes in the store. The incident was denounced by the union-backed workers’ group OUR Walmart, which alleges that Walmart has been breaking the law to keep its workers in line.
Originally posted by litterbaux
People don't walk off the job without another job.
There aren't enough jobs available to take all the walmart employee's.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Does this mean I won't have to stand in line for 12 hours to get one of the cheap computers they'll be advertising but will run out of 28 seconds into the plastic being ripped off of the pallet?
If so then I fully support it.
Originally posted by GrantedBail
reply to post by MystikMushroom
I support them in their efforts. I have to agree with several of you who have commented that most of them will not walk out for fear of retaliation and the loss of their job. However, they do need a union to represent them. The best way to support them is not to shop there until they treat their employees better.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
reply to post by badgerprints
I suppose they could always quit and join the military?
Originally posted by SonicInfinity
I know for a fact that if every single Walmart employee walked out on Black Friday and got fired, they would fill every single position by the following Monday. That is just how bad unemployment is in the US right now.