workers and their supporters plan to hold 1,500 protests nationwide against the mega retailer on Black Friday, including actions in
Illinois, members of OUR Walmart announced on a conference call with reporters Thursday.
Organizers with OUR Walmart, a group that formed two years ago and is connected to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union,
are anticipating an even bigger turnout than last year's Black Friday
protests, which were attended by some 30,000 people at 1,000 Walmart
stores in 46 states.
“Black Friday 2013 will mark a turning point in American history,” said Dorian Warren, an expert on labor politics and an associate professor at Columbia University. “Fifteen hundred protests against Walmart is unprecedented. Working families are fighting back like never before, and have the support of America behind them."
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