A group of Walmart employees are planning protests at 1,600 Walmart stores in the USA on Black Friday, Friday 28th November, the biggest shopping day of the year in the US.
Walmart, the largest private employer in the US, has been a target for activists in the contentious national debate over proposals to raise the minimum wage.
The announcement came a day after police arrested 23 people outside a Los Angeles-area Walmart protesting what they say are the company’s low wages and its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.
“Over the last year, Walmart workers have pressured Walmart to change its pregnancy policy, provide access to more hours and most recently to pledge to phase out its minimum wage jobs,” the The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said on its website.
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