Walmart legal troubles mount as Black Friday walkout looms

Oct 24, 2012 Full story: WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

In the midst of worker strikes in several cities and the looming threat of a mass employee walkout on Black Friday , the world's largest retailer has been hit with a class action lawsuit affecting temporary and part-time workers in the Chicago area.

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#1 Oct 26, 2012
It would seem "OUR Walmart" understands THE ONE and only language walmart speaks - money. Walmart has already stated publicly that no one would be fired or even reprimanded for walking out during the demonstration because they believe this is what the UFCW is trying to bait them into doing. This was not smart because the employees are now aware that they can send a message without suffering the consequence of being fired. Now THAT was walmart corporate's message - anyone who has worked at walmart knows that what the corporation says and what actually happens in the stores can be VERY different. I believe that employees that walk out on Black Friday will certainly face retaliation from their store manager. The only thing left for the employees to weight is will that retailiation be much worse than what they go through every day? I believe their comes a point where you have had so much done to you already that you just aren't scared anymore - you are just numb. I think a lot of walmart's employees may be there now. It will be interesting to see how many make the choice to send walmart a message in the only language they understand = money.

I am hearing rumors that those that don't walk out may have "trouble" with their registers which cause long long delays at the checkout on black friday. Can't imagine the wait getting much worse than it already is every day but where there is a will..........

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