Walmart Workers Could Strike On Black Friday
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Some Walmart employees across the country, including here in Pittsburgh, are planning to walk out on Black Friday.
The walkout is partially in response to Walmart beginning it’s Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night. Protest organizers admit not every employee may walk off the job.
The store plans to open its doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, requiring thousands of workers to give up part of their Thanksgiving holiday.
The retailer giant is fighting back against the proposed walkout.
It’s filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to stop a group called “OUR Walmart,” which is made up of current and former Walmart workers, from holding protests. Federal labor officials say they will decide quickly whether to support the request.
Walmart faced a worker walk-out in October ahead of its annual investor meeting that expanded to about dozen states and involved about 90 workers. But union officials promise walkouts at hundreds of stores this week.
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