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Protesters Will Hit Walmart on Black Friday

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Walmart employee labor group OUR Walmart will protest at Walmart stores across the country on the retailer's busiest day of the year. PBS NewsHour reports that the group of Walmart employees seeking higher wages says they will protest at 1,600 Wal-Mart stores nationwide on Black Friday. OUR Walmart said it organized rallies at 1,200 to 1,400 Walmart stores last year during Black Friday.

The group's online petition reads: "Dear Walmart Owners, the Waltons: I support Walmart workers' calls for $15/hr and access to full time hours. If you fail to respond by Black Friday, (November 28th) the biggest shopping day of the year, we will hold massive protests nationwide." OUR Walmart recently staged a sit down strike at Walmart in Los Angeles.
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