Walmart tries to stop Black Friday walkout
LOS ANGELES, CA – Remember that scene from last year when a woman used pepper spray to clear out the shopping competition at a Walmart store in Los Angeles? Charges still haven`t been filed even though the woman turned herself in.
This year, Walmart is looking at problems from within as employees continue their strikes around the country, like the one over the weekend in Dallas. And the one in Mira Loma, Calif., where six warehouse employees blocked the streets and ended up in jail.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is calling for a massive walkout on Black Friday, even though very few Walmart employees belong to the union.
The strikers and their supporters complain that Walmart doesn’t pay them a decent wage and retaliates whenever someone complains.
Walmart responded by filing a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the union of illegally organizing picket lines and other demonstrations.
The threatened Black-Friday walkout comes just days after striking union workers failed to come to terms with the maker of Twinkies and wonder bread.
Yeah, and we know how that turned out.