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Unions would love to sink their teeth into Wal-Mart.

This is how they’re trying to do it:

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.

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

You walk out, you don’t come back.

I’ll bet there’s a line of people waiting to take your place.

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1 Response » to “You’re Fired: Wal-Mart Workers Plan Black Friday Walkout”

  1. Robert Snodgrass says:

    I was fired by Walmart for reporting a managers abuse of a handicapped female employee, a serious safety hazard, and contacting the NLRB. Everybody knows what Walmart did to me. The sheer obviousness of my case alone is unquestionable, along with eyewitness statements to the retaliation, and documented proof, including a police statement,of Walmarts intentional defamation, obstruction of justice, and deliberate lying to Federal agents in order to have the case dissmissed.
    As a result of my doing the right thing and standing up for the Civil, and Basic inherent Human rights of my colleagues, which they were afraid to do for themselves, I have lost my job, nearly 10 of the last prime years of my life invested in the company, and any hope of ever retiring in my lifetime. Truthfully and Sincerely, Robert Snodgrass, 715 Taylor rd. Downingtown, Pa. 19335, 484-252-9596

    “No American Citizen Should Have to Live With a Fear in Their Heart of Reporting Abuse of Another Human Being in the Workplace.” by Me

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