ATL Black Friday Back in Action!
Start: Friday, November 28, 2014•10:00 AM
When: Black Friday November 28, 2014
Where: Gather at checkers in Belvedere Plaza: 3519 Memorial Dr Decatur, GA 30032
(From there will travel to a local Walmart store)
Time: 10:00 AM
What: Black Friday Rally for $15 at Walmart!
Bring homemade signs showing support for Our Walmart Workers on strike for $15 and full-time schedules across the nation.
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We Walmart workers are fed up, and we’re coming together to call on Walmart to commit to $15 an hour and full-time schedules. Workers from more than 2,000 stores have stood up to the strong-arm, bullying tactics Walmart uses to silence workers and signed a petition, and if Walmart doesn’t respond, we need our community supporters to turn up the pressure this Black Friday. We're also taking action to protest the illegal intimidation of workers who speak out for better wages and working conditions.
Walmart can afford $15 an hour and full-time schedules. The company made more than $16 billion in profits last year alone. The Waltons are the richest family in America with more than $150 billion in wealth. Collectively, they have as much money as 43% of American families – combined. But instead of giving back to the workers who built their fortune, the Waltons and Walmart have all too often punished those of us who speak out for fair pay and respect.
As the owners of the world's largest private employer, the Waltons do more than almost anyone else to push the broken, unequal business model that's increased inequality to the highest levels since the 1920s. But workers across the country have been fighting back, and Walmart workers have been at the front, launching huge protests challenging the Waltons' greed.