Walmart Workers Launch First-Ever ‘Prolonged Strikes’ Today | The Nation

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Walmart Workers Launch First-Ever ‘Prolonged Strikes’ Today | The Nation.

Here’s the world turned upside down…and not before time.  Let’s all show some solidarity.

Walmart employees are on strike in Miami, Massachusetts and the California Bay Area this morning, kicking off what organizers promise will be the first “prolonged strikes” in the retail giant’s history. The union-backed labor group OUR Walmart says that at least a hundred workers have pledged to join the strikes, and that some workers walking off the job today will stay out at least through June 7, when Walmart holds its annual shareholder meeting near Bentonville, Arkansas.

Organizers expect retail employees in more cities to join the work stoppagewhich follows the country’s first-ever coordinated Walmart store strikes last October, and a high-profile Black Friday walkout November 23. Like Black Friday’s, today’s strike is being framed by the union-backed labor…

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