Walton family wealth equals the bottom 42% of all Americans. If we break Americans down by race, however, we see even greater disparities. A recent EPI analysis indicated that the Walton family has as much wealth as the bottom 80% of Black American families and bottom 80% of Hispanic families!
Hundreds of people protested outside Walmart in North Bergen on Friday morning, rallying for a higher minimum wage on what is considered one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
Protesters assembled at Walmart locations across the country during Black Friday shopping to demand pay raises for store employees. In New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito expressed their support.
Walmart reported another good Black Friday this year, drawing millions into a euphoric weekend of shopping. But Friday was a good day for Glova Scott, too. She and a few coworkers at a Washington, DC, Walmart joined the Black Friday strike actions to speak out against poverty wages and unfair schedules.
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector. But in a new twist, it is also becoming the most important day for some US workers.
While millions of shoppers flocked to Walmart stores nationwide on Black Friday, thousands of protesters descended on Walmarts to protest what they said were the retailer’s low wages.
Walmart Workers Rally For Higher Wages At Stores Across The Country ThinkProgress.org
As Americans rushed to take advantage of jaw dropping deals this Black Friday, thousands of Walmart employees and labor union members protested at 1,000 stores across the country for higher wages and consistent full-time work.
Black Friday is best known as the day when big-box retailers rake in money, but it has also become a time for some of their employees to demand a share of the proceeds.
Walmart Black Friday Protests Hit Major Cities With Calls For ‘$15 And Full Time’ HuffingtonPost.com
Dirk Rasmussen had Friday off and could have slept in if he wanted to. Instead, the Maryland resident and Teamster rose early and drove to downtown Washington, eager to join a post-Thanksgiving protest against Walmart.
From coast to coast, members of OUR Walmart — the group of company employees behind the Black Friday protests — staged demonstrations to call out their employer for its exploitative policies and retaliation against labor organizing.
Thousands of Walmart workers protest against low wages during massive Black Friday strike DailyMail.co.uk
Thousands of Walmart workers have descended on stores across the country to protest against low wages and part-time schedules in massive coordinated Black Friday strikes.
On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1 Percent: Pay Employees a Living Wage HuffingtonPost.com
Walmart won’t pay its employees enough to afford Thanksgiving dinner, so they’re holding food drives for their employees. Seriously. It’s been reported that an Oklahoma City Walmart set up bins for underpaid associates to donate canned goods to other underpaid associates.
Walmart workers launch Black Friday protest AlJazeera America
For Barbara Gertz, a 46-year-old Walmart employee, going on strike to protest the low pay and poor working conditions at her job was a frightening prospect. But when a series of anxiety attacks induced by financial stress landed her in the emergency room, she realized she had to do something.
Employees and activists are calling on Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, to improve wages and other practices, accusing it of “bullying” those who want better work conditions.
Black Friday the focus of both police accountability and labor rights protests Free Speech Radio News
The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. In Ferguson and beyond, #BlackOutBlackFriday protesters calling for increased police accountability are joining retail workers and their advocates across the country who are taking the opportunity to make their struggle for workers’ rights more visible.
Between 50-70 protesters, including union members and Occupy Wall Street activists, gathered in the parking lot at a Walmart in North Bergen.
Protesters outside a Walmart in North Bergen are taking part in a national movement from Los Angeles to Washington, demanding a minimum of $15 an hour and more full-time jobs.
Organized by Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), protests were held to push for $15-per-hour wages and full-time work at the largest retailer in the US.
Twenty-six workers and activists were arrested outside the Upper East Side home of Walmart heiress Alice Walton, after they refused to leave the street in front of her Park Ave. condo building in a day of coordinated protests against the retail giant.
Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is worth $35 billion. Today, a lot of poor people stood outside her house and yelled at her.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Walmart workers once again voiced their demands for decent work with demonstrations and civil disobedience in New York City; Washington, DC; and Phoenix.