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  •  JayRaye - are the associates scheduled to work (2+ / 0-)
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    on Friday not working and picketing instead? I am not sure I understand exactly how the Walmart strike is structured.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:08:08 PM PST

    •  Some Walmart Workers at some stores will (3+ / 0-)
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      be on strike. But they would like to see demonstrations of support at as many Walmarts as possible, even stores with no strikers.

      You can find an event (or a Walmart to "adopt") near you on this page: http://corporateactionnetwork.org/...

      Scroll all the way to the bottom, put in your zip or city and there you are!

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Nov: Voting Rights Martyrs

      by JayRaye on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:40:19 PM PST

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      •  Jay - there are no Walmarts near me (1+ / 0-)
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        Thanks for the clarification. I do think it would be great for the pickets to be primarily non-Walmart workers. I fear that any identifiable Walmart associate will quickly be out of a job.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:09:32 PM PST

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        •  This is an Unfair Labor Practices Strike (4+ / 0-)
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          so they do need to do the picketing, but we can walk the line with them.

          They do have some legal rights and UFCW is helping them.

          Still they are courageous in the extreme to go up against a giant like Walmart.  

          This is going to be a long struggle, just getting started.

          WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Nov: Voting Rights Martyrs

          by JayRaye on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 08:17:07 PM PST

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