Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:51 AM
xchrom (108,903 posts)
Walmart suppliers confronted by union as stores hit by employee walkouts
Walmart employees and supporters rally in support of striking workers in front of a store in Pico Rivera, California, on Tuesday. Photograph: Bret Hartman/Reuters
An international trade union has asked ship operators handling goods in Walmart's global supply chain to raise concerns with the company about how it treats its US workforce.
Walmart has been affected by a series of walkouts and protests by several union-supported groups seeking to highlight what they say are low pay, poor benefits and retaliatory measures against those employees who speak out.
A series of high-profile protests are now planned to highlight "Black Friday" this week, which is the busiest single shopping day in the US calendar.
Organisers behind the OUR Walmart and Making Change at Walmart groups say up to 1,000 actions are planned and several walkouts have already happened.
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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:58 AM
socialist_n_TN (11,173 posts)
7. I'll give it a deserved kick......
With an observation. This is something that will be needed, cross departmental solidarity. Along with eventual cross industrial sector solidarity. To hell with Taft-Hartley. We're all in this together for survival now.