|Wal-Mart workers strike at a Tampa, FL, store as part of a nationwide effort to demand better wages and a voice for employees of the multi-billion dollar retailer. Photo: OUR Walmart|
Instead of providing workers a living wage, multi-billion dollar company Wal-Mart is asking its workers to pitch in and donate food to each other so everyone can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.
Despite being one of the nation’s largest employers, Wal-Mart currently pays its millions of U.S. workers an average of less than $25,000 a year.
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Then take action. Strikes are spreading through Wal-Mart stores nationwide as we head towards the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday. On Friday, November 29, join a Black Friday protest near you or get instructions and materials to host your own. For more information, click here.
Wal-Mart workers and others are also calling on President Obama to make good on his promise to stand up for working people. Sign the petition asking President Obama to meet with Wal-Mart strikers and hear their story.
You can also support Wal-Mart strikers and help build support toward Black Friday on Twitter! Sample tweet: “It’s time the world knew the truth about @Walmart. That’s why I’m supporting #WalmartStrikers this #BlackFriday blackfridayprotests.org”
For more information, visit blackfridayprotests.org.