2014 Black Friday Walmart Protests

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Workers at Walmart want the company to publicly commit to paying them for their hard work, but a select few behind the country’s largest employer are robbing them of a decent living.

The Waltons (who own Walmart) choose to ignore what’s happening to workers – and their families – as Walmart manipulates schedules and hours to pay the majority of its workers less than $25,000 a year. The Waltons are focused on growing their $150 billion in wealth while turning a blind eye to the hundreds of thousands of workers unable to feed and clothe their families or provide them with basic financial security.

The Waltons could decide tomorrow to pay a fair wage to the workers who help the company make $16 billion in annual profits. Across the country, workers and their supporters are delivering petitions to the Waltons that call on Walmart to publicly commit to pay workers a minimum of $15 an hour and provide consistent, full-time work.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Show up on Black Friday at a Walmart near you (CLICK HERE TO FIND ONE) to send Walmart a message. It could be you, you and a few friends, or you could recruit 20 people to have a rally with you if you’re ambitious! Post your action on the Action Network and invite others to join. It is possible that others from your community will come join you!

Once people RSVP to your event, simply email them and coordinate plans like a meet up location.

Materials have been posted that will help you in planning, and the Action Network has provided you with lots of free tools to organize your event here – www.blackfridayprotests.org/actions.

In the meantime, Sign the Petition and Donate to the Cause.