NEWER POST

City Mistakenly Paid Former Firefighter Nearly Half a Million Dollars over...

OLDER POST

Tuesday Links: Maryland to Move to Big Ten; New Photos Released in Vi Ripken...

Money & Power

Wal-Mart Asks NLRB to Squash Black Friday Worker Protest

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 7:25am

With ever-earlier Black Friday sales threatening to one day completely obliterate Thanksgiving, retailers are trying harder and harder to coax consumers off their computers and into stores for the yearly American tradition of inadvertently trampling someone to death. 

This year, the notoriously anti-union Wal-Mart is scrambling to fend off a potential worker walkout this Thanksgiving (Wal-Mart is beginning its Black Friday sale at 8 p.m. on Thursday). The chain has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that the worker protest is illegal and should be squashed.

This complaint comes on the heels of union-busting firings and worker intimidation to foil the efforts of OUR Walmart to improve worker conditions, including advocating for higher wages and greater opportunities for full-time employment.

Leave a Reply

  • » Wal-Mart Asks NLRB to Squash Black Friday Worker Protest

    […] Wal-Mart Asks NLRB to Squash Black Friday Worker Protest Go to this article […]



NEWER POST

City Mistakenly Paid Former Firefighter Nearly Half a Million Dollars over...

OLDER POST

Tuesday Links: Maryland to Move to Big Ten; New Photos Released in Vi Ripken...

Most Comments This Week

7

Fracking's Air Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal

Written by Laurel Peltier

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 11:21am

2

Gracious Receiving 101

Written by Melinda Cianos

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 10:51am

2

1

Lobo sounds like it could be my new favorite bar...

Written by Amy Langrehr

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 3:15pm

Recent Comments

Amy Langrehr
Ejji Ramen coming to Belvedere Square

"Bummed to hear that. Hear more ramen is coming to town…I'm hopeful!

Disappointed Diner
Ejji Ramen coming to Belvedere Square

"Awful ramen. Awful service.

shirley
Lady in the Lake: The Mysterious Death of Sphinx Barmaid Shirley Parker

"this story has always haunted me, as my name is shirley, and i grew up on bolton streeet,...

curiousnick
Michael Phelps Will Not Serve Jail Time for DUI

"I gues driving drunk (twice) and speeding is less serious than selling loose cigarettes

Millicent
To Make Up for Global Warming, Baltimore Decides to Be As Cold As Possible

"Blah, blah, blah, global warming, blah, blah, blah -- more pictures of wrapped up...