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Workers, Community Leaders in 9 Major Cities to Risk Arrest; Cite Walmart’s Poverty Pay
Nation Rallies Behind Walmart Workers; Black Friday Protests Mark One of Largest Mobilizations of Working Families in Recent History
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Its less than two days away. After you’ve stuffed yourself with (union-made of course!) Turkey and pie, come out to your local Walmart to join Walmart workers and your community in standing up to America’s largest retailer. They are calling on their employer to stop retaliating against them for speaking out about things like low wages and poor work schedules.
This week, Thanksgiving is upon us, and it also happens to be International Food Workers Week. It’s a time when we should be celebrating and giving thanks to all, but especially to those that work to provide the food we feast on during this holiday.
Retail workers and customers are at risk of injury or death during holiday sales events such as “Black Friday” at major retailers like Walmart. In 2008, a worker was trampled to death at a Walmart store in Long Island during the opening of a “Black Friday” sale as customers rushed through the door. In the wake of that death, OSHA has developed guidelines for retailers like Walmart to follow to make sure workers and customers are protected when crowds start showing up.
Macy’s recently announced that for the first time, most of its department stores will be open at 8 p.m. on the celebrated American holiday.