Black Friday Wal-Mart Walkout

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    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.

    One of the workers who plans to join next week's walkout is William Fletcher, who works at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, Calif.Fletcher, who also participated in the October strikes, claims Wal-Mart cut his hours after he asked to move from the receiving department to another division because of a knee injury. He has since switched departments.

    "I kept asking myself, 'when is the retaliation for speaking our mind and acting on our rights going to stop?' " he said. Wal-Mart did not have an immediate comment in response to Fletcher's claim.

    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.......

    Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout | Money - Home


    Just fire their lazy asses.........
     
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    The can all rush home to do their Christmas shopping buying direct from China online!
     
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    I knew this shit was going to happen. Government should have imposed a higher minimum wage for business with 50 or more employees just as they did with the healthcare law. If big business continues to shit on the working class expect more unions everywhere. Occupy Wallstreet everywhere.

    Republicans have lost 3-1/2 out of the last 4 elections because they have removed or failed to implement & enforce rules thus allowing big business to raid their pensions funds & Wallstreet to screw the world.
     
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    How dare employees try to make their voice heard.
     
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    It's not about being lazy. Wal-mart treats their employees like dirt. They pay a decent enough wage for unskilled labor, but they're assholes.
     
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    Nothing screams FIRE ME! Like missing work on the busiest day of the year. An Obama sticker on your car is a close second.
     
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    Hmmm. Then employees should seek better opportunity elsewhere.
     
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    In an economy where hardly anyone is hiring?
     
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    Good for them.
     
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    They will be at the unemployment office first thing Monday and those of us that work will pay for their tomfoolery.
     

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