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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walmart Workers Launch First-Ever 'Prolonged Strikes'

 

Walmart employees are on strike in Miami, Massachusetts and the California Bay Area this morning, kicking off what organizers promise will be the first “prolonged strikes” in the retail giant’s history. The union-backed labor group OUR Walmart says that at least a hundred workers have pledged to join the strikes, and that some workers walking off the job today will stay out at least through June 7, when Walmart holds its annual shareholder meeting near Bentonville, Arkansas...

Update (5:30 PM EST Tuesday): Dozens of Southern California Walmart retail employees plan to join this week's strike starting Thursday...

 

Full story at http://www.thenation.com/blog/174551/walmart-workers-launch-first-ever-prolonged-strikes-today#

 

ReBlog: Daniel J.B. Mitchell, UCLA

 



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