Walmart Black Friday Strike Threatened!

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    Regardless of how much you earn in salary, most are in line for “Black Friday” at your local Walmart for great deals. This year may be different because the group behind the protesters alleging unfair labor practices, Walmart Food and Commercial Workers’ Making Change At Walmart, is threatening action on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that’s regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year!

    David Tovar, Walmart VP of communications, interviewed with The Huffington Post and stated:

    “These strikes are an attempt by the unions to further their own political and financial agendas,” he said, noting that the majority of Walmart’s 1.4 million workers are pleased with their jobs. Tovar wouldn’t comment on the possibility of Black Friday strikes.

    “More than half of Walmart’s one million hourly store associates have an hourly wage at least $10.00 or higher,” he said. “In fact, in many metropolitan areas in which we operate, our entry level start rates regularly exceeds that of new hires for comparable positions under the UFCW contracts.”

    See the full story at Huffington Post

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