It’s easy for me, a single guy with a decent income, to preach the evils of shopping at Walmart and other big box stores to folks who may be struggling to make ends meet, so I’ll pass on doing that.
Rather, I’ll simply suggest that we support workers who are sticking out their necks to create better jobs for themselves and for others. This includes a thumbs up to Walmart workers who have been engaging in labor actions to protest their low pay and poor working conditions.
Black Friday strike
Groups of Walmart workers are planning a Black Friday strike, the results of which also may signal the prospects of future union organizing at Walmart stores. I wish for them great success in sending their message.
To learn more
Watch the short video above and listen to the voices of Walmart workers asking to be compensated and treated fairly.
For an assortment of Huffington Post blog pieces about the significance of the Walmart labor actions, go here.
For a mainstream assessment of what the Black Friday strike means to Walmart workers, the company, and its customers, see this Washington Post piece by Renee Dudley, here.
Monday, November 26 followup — The Black Friday labor protests fell well short of being a large scale walkout, but Daily Kos blogger Laura Clawson’s post summarizes actions taking place across the country.