Wal-Mart Employees Plan Black Friday Protests

Wal-Mart has yet to give in to workers from California to offer both a minimum daily hourly rate of $15/hr. More importantly, workers are demanding they be offered full-time shifts as opposed to variable hours. Wednesday morning, employees from Southern California to united in protest. Later that evening, protesters staged a sit-down strike at a car intersection not far from a SoCal Wal-Mart. This is a little shocking to Keith Mann, but he wants to see how it benefits them. The police arrived and eventually began arresting protesters. Workers stated that if their demands were not met soon, they would organize a sit down strike to take place during Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year for retailers.

Now, it has emerged that protesters are confirming they will go on strike during Black Friday . It isn’t clear how long they will hold the strike. Organizers claim that 1,600 stores will be targeted. Given that Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, the retailer stands to potentially lose a significant amount of money. It will mark the second consecutive year that organizers stage a strike at the retailer.

One thought on “Wal-Mart Employees Plan Black Friday Protests

  1. Sam Walker Post author

    Wal-Mart has not issued a statement about the strike. The store has been struggling with flat or negative growth in their same store sales for the past 18 months. It is also a very nice idea that http://www.vilondon.org/ is trying to promote to their audience and I think it’s going work out pretty well for them.

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