Reportedly, buyers and stores across the country are preparing for big sales on Black Friday, but a Walmart group is preparing to protest. They were finally enough. After years of financial and emotional exploitation, Walmart, for the first time in its 50-year history of the company have been on strike for Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States.
The hundreds of Walmart workers readied themselves for a wholly different experience: Workers will make history tomorrow by taking part in over 1,000 protests and civil disobedience actions across the country, from Richmond, California, to Miami, Florida.
In India sources told, Bharti Walmart has suspended five people, including CFO Pankaj Madan, as part of an ongoing global investigation by the US retail giant against alleged corrupt practices.
And also in Dallas, as well as in Miami and the San Francisco area, Walmart staffs were planning to walk off work and demonstrate early Thursday evening, as shoppers began to arrive in pursuit of the ultra-cheap deals known as doorbusters.
However the strikers wanted 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.
Nonetheless, they hoped to use the Black Friday spotlight to sway shoppers to their side. Walmart’s non-union workers are calling for better conditions, living wages, the possibility of working full-time, an end to retaliation for speaking out, and basic dignity. We should expect nothing less from a corporation that posted $3.64bn in profits for the third quarter alone and has already registered $444bn in sales this year.