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Walmart workers threaten nationwide strike

Walmart workers threaten nationwide strike
Hundreds of Walmart workers rallied across a dozen cities in the US, protesting against low wages and alleged unjust labour practices and have threatened to go on a nationwide strike on 23 November, the 'Black Friday', which is said to be the busiest day for the company.

According to news reports, workers held walkouts and marches in cities across the US including those in Dallas, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Sacramento and even at its headquarters in Arkansas.

The retail giant dismissed the protests as nothing more than union publicity stunts.

But several union workers asserted that they were serious about going ahead with their strike call if their demands were not met.

According to 'Making Change at Walmart' 100 Associates, travelled to the company's corporate head quarters to call on it to stop trying to silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for job improvements.

'Walmart's efforts to try to silence us is only building support among our co-workers, in calling for changes at the store. We will not be silenced, especially on 'Black Friday' when Walmart wants us to cut short the holiday with our families to help the company profit.


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  • 23 November or ‘Black Friday’, the date set for the strike, is said to be the busiest day for the company.
  • The retail giant dismissed the protests as nothing more than union publicity stunts. But union workers asserted that they were serious about going ahead with their strike call if their demands were not met.

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