Wal-Mart Worker Strikes Expand To 28 Stores In 12 States

There’s trouble in paradise, the New York Times reports:

Protests against Wal-Mart expanded on Tuesday, spreading to 28 stores in 12 states, a union spokesman said.

Mr. Schlademan, director of the union-backed Making Change at Walmart campaign, added that more than 200 employees were traveling to Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., to stage a protest on during the company’s annual meeting with financial analysts. He warned that disgruntled Wal-Mart employees, joined by labor unions and community groups, might stage a combined protest and educational campaign the Friday after Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.

Colby Harris, who earns $8.90 an hour after three years at a Walmart in Lancaster, Tex., said, “We’re protesting because we want better working conditions and better wages and because we want them to stop retaliating against associates who exercise their right to talk about what’s going on in their stores.”

Wal-Mart officials insisted that the protests were publicity stunts rather than strikes, carried out by a tiny fraction of the nation’s 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers.

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  • Haystack

    Wait, so did they unionize? Can they even?

  • Haystack

    Wait, so did they unionize? Can they even?

    • I_abide

      They could try and it would be awesome if they did.  The attempt to unionize will either get squashed or they will all magically get fired. 

    • I_abide

      They could try and it would be awesome if they did.  The attempt to unionize will either get squashed or they will all magically get fired. 

  • buffalo beano

    Jump in America , BOYCOTT made in China Wal Marts ..

  • buffalo beano

    Jump in America , BOYCOTT made in China Wal Marts ..

  • buffalo beano

    Jump in America , BOYCOTT made in China Wal Marts ..

  • buffalo beano

    Jump in America , BOYCOTT made in China Wal Marts ..

  • buffalo beano

    Jump in America , BOYCOTT made in China Wal Marts ..

  • buffalo beano

    Wal Mart should pack up and move back to China , next to Foxcomm. and its safety nets ..

  • Liquidstar

    “Wal-Mart officials insisted that the protests were publicity stunts rather than strikes, carried out by a tiny fraction of the nation’s 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers.”  This statement is funny.  Management is no doubt pissing in it’s proverbial pants right now.

  • Liquidstar

    “Wal-Mart officials insisted that the protests were publicity stunts rather than strikes, carried out by a tiny fraction of the nation’s 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers.”  This statement is funny.  Management is no doubt pissing in it’s proverbial pants right now.

    • Nephilim1012

      Well of course they did.  Ms. Walton is doing what daddy taught her how to do, and believe me the Queen of Arkansas is not happy.  She is probably crying on Don Tyson’s (It is Don isn’t it?) shoulder right now.  “Here honey, do a little bit of this.  Maybe it’s time for a little financial diversity.  This white stuff has done pretty well for me and Bill Clinton.”

    • Nephilim1012

      Well of course they did.  Ms. Walton is doing what daddy taught her how to do, and believe me the Queen of Arkansas is not happy.  She is probably crying on Don Tyson’s (It is Don isn’t it?) shoulder right now.  “Here honey, do a little bit of this.  Maybe it’s time for a little financial diversity.  This white stuff has done pretty well for me and Bill Clinton.”

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