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“Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout”

“A group of Wal-Mart workers are planning to stage a walkout next week on Black Friday, arguably the biggest holiday shopping day for the world’s largest retail store.

The walkout builds on an October strike that started at a Wal-Mart in Los Angeles and spread to stores in 12 other cities. More than 100 workers joined in the October actions.”

“The union-backed groups OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart, and a watchdog group Corporate Action Network, are calling on the nation’s largest employer to end what they call retaliation against employees who speak out for better pay, fair schedules and affordable health care.

On Black Friday, the organizations expect 1,000 protests, both at stores and online.

A Wal-Mart spokeswoman said the number of workers who are raising concerns is very small and don’t represent the views of the vast majority of its workforce of 1.3 million.

But labor experts say that even a small number of workers could make an impact,” quoting Emily Jane Fox, CNN Money.
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Ed. Note: Will a Wal-Mart strike here affect Yelm’s 4th quarter retail sales data, which continue to show Yelm spending stagnate?

UPDATE: November 16, 2012, 1:36 PM

“Wal-Mart takes legal action in labor battle”
From NBC News.
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Posted by Steve on November 16, 2012 at 6:38 am | Permalink

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