Jobs with Justice rallies behind Walmart workers on Black Friday
Holiday, what holiday?! Jobs with Justice coalitions joined workers at Walmart locations around the country on Black Friday as they walked out against unfair labor practices. Twenty-seven JwJ coalitions mobilized community, faith, student and labor allies to over 80 actions in solidarity with the company’s “associates” in protest of their ongoing attempts to silence workers for speaking out for better jobs. Actions came in all sizes and creativity, from singing carols to store managers to stopping traffic and organizing mic checks inside.
While the impact on Walmart’s bottomline is still unclear, the company did make illegal threats to workers in the stores—even going so far as to file a bogus ULP claim with the National Labor Relations Board. Needless to say, Walmart has yet to sit down with OUR Walmart collectively to discuss conditions on the job.
Reports are still coming in, but here are some of the photos so far.