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Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout

Posted By admin On November 16, 2012 @ 5:44 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Emily Jane Fox
CNN [1]
Nov 16, 2012

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.

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