Friday, November 23, 2012

Walmart black friday protests chicago

  • Walmart Protests In Chicago: Union Groups Target Retail Chain On Black Friday

    Hundreds of protesters joined nationwide demonstrations against Walmart on Black Friday, one of the retail chain's busiest shopping days, in Chicago. According to Fox Chicago, about 200 protesters demonstrated against Walmart in the city's Chatham ...

  • Black Friday Liveblog: Walmart protests hit stores in at least nine states

    On Thursday evening, the Black Friday skirmishes began between Walmart and some of its employees. Workers staged walkouts ... But the rest of the events get under way early this morning, starting at 5:30 a.m. (6:30 a.m EST) in Chicago. That will be ...

  • Walmart Strikers Prepare For Black Friday Protests Across Country

    The strikers sought to protest low wages and a lack of benefits, while also challenging what they allege has been a pattern of Walmart's retaliation against workers who try to organize. They hoped to use the Black Friday spotlight to sway shoppers to ...

  • Wal-Mart: Only 50 employees protested; UFCW disputes

    Wal-Mart claimed today that the much-hyped Black Friday protests at the non-union retail giant fizzled out, with only 50 associates - their term for employees - taking part.

  • 1000 Walmart protests across the US

    1,000 Walmart protests across the US. A Walmart press release this morning downplayed what commentators have called historic strike actions by Walmart workers this Black Friday across the United States. ... for Black Friday shoppers at 8 p.m. Thursday ...

  • Wal-Mart Shoppers Seen Overrunning Black Friday Protesters

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) workers demanding better pay and benefits vow to mount 1,000 protests online and outside stores up to and including Black Friday. The strategy risks showing the company's strength not vulnerability. To work, the approach will ...

  • Walmart Workers Walking Off the Job in Protest

    "They should have a day off like everybody else, you know," said shopper Jose Bilchis from Chicago. Bridget Qual from Alexandria said customers like her have ... In fact most of the protesters don't even work for Walmart. They are union organizers and ...

  • Walmart workers plan pre-Black Friday protests

    The country’s biggest retail chain might get hit where it hurts on Black Friday. Walmart employees protesting low wages and skyrocketing insurance premiums are planning a wave of protests across the country through next week’s unofficial shopping ...

  • Wal-Mart files legal complaint against growing protests ahead of Black Friday

    Wal-Mart is taking legal action against its organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over widespread protests at its stores across the country - as well as rallies planned for Black Friday, considered the biggest shopping day ...

  • Wal-Mart Black Friday protests: company files complaint

    Discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is attempting to squelch worker protests planned for Black Friday, usually the busiest shopping day of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Wal-Mart Shoppers Seen Overrunning Black Friday Union Protests

    Zev J. Eigen, Associate Professor at North-western University School of Law said that the Black Friday protests are the most improbable to be any different.

  • A show of determination on Black Friday

    Alan Maass, Elizabeth Clinton and Natalie Johnson report on the plans for Black Friday strikes and protests at Wal-Mart--and explain how the movement got here. November 21, 2012 .... Like the warehouse workers in Elwood, Ill., southwest of Chicago--who ...

  • Wal-Mart Black Friday walkouts: What's at stake

    One of those is Yesenia Yaber, a cashier at a Chicago Walmart (WMT) store, who says she really needs her job to support her five young children, says she's told her bosses that she can't work on Thanksgiving.

  • As Walmart workers plan Black Friday strikes, Valley shoppers line up early

    Protests are reportedly planned at 13 Walmart stores across the country, in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.

  • Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday protests but shoppers may ignore picket lines

    Wal-Mart workers angry over low wages, poor benefits and Thanksgiving Day openings, plan Black Friday protests but shoppers may end up ignoring their picket lines, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

  • Walmart Black Friday 2012: Workers Plan to Walk Out and Strike

    Walmart workers from across the country have been on strike this past week for a buildup to walkout on Black Friday.

  • NLRB unlikely to act on Wal-Mart pickets by Thanksgiving

    The delay deals a blow to Wal-Mart's attempt to stop workers and their supporters from staging major protests at Walmart discount stores on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving that is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year ...

  • Walmart Nervous as Black Friday Strike Nears

    Plans for Black Friday walkouts at Walmart stores have spread dramatically, in what has been dubbed the first "viral strike.

  • With historic strikes underway and Black Friday protests planned, Walmart ...

    A UFCW-backed group of Walmart employees called OUR Walmart is planning protests outside hundreds of Walmart stores nationwide on Black Friday to draw attention to low pay and unfair workplace practices. In a Nov. 16 letter to UFCW announcing the ...

  • Walmart walkout: Workers mount Black Friday job action

    Walmart employees began walking off the job this week in advance of Black Friday, when three-union backed groups expect thousands of protests nationwide. In October, a strike at a Walmart in Los Angeles spread to stores in 12 other cities, ... Since ...

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