It comes as no surprise that Walmart, which made news recently for asking for donations for the workers they underpay, exploits their workers. But the creative way these Walmart employees responded is original, to say the least. And it will inspire you to boycott this corporation on Black Friday.
The video above features Walmart workers who were fired (illegally) for daring to try to organize a union. As you see, these employees refuse to take this discrimination lying down. Instead, they step.
This abuse of workers is hardly an isolated incident. And recently Walmart has come under fire for its abhorrent behavior. Last Monday, the National Labor Review Board, the federal agency tasked with enforcing labor law, announced it would prosecute the company, which “unlawfully threatened, disciplined, and/or terminated employees for having engaged in legally protected strikes and protests” in “stores in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington.” Walmart’s tacky, shameless and oblivious decision to ask for donations for the very workers they were exploiting drew criticism from not only the usual suspects (whom we love) like Chris Hayes and Stephen Colbert, but the less usual ones, like Ashton Kutcher.
Even if you don’t have gazillion twitter followers on Twitter, a hit show on Comedy Central, or a presence on MSNBC and The Nation (#LeftyNerdSchwing), you can still support the employees Walmart is screwing over.
Check out OURWalmart (Organization United for Respect at Walmart).
If you’re a Walmart associate, sign the pledge and join the strike on Black Friday.
Attend a Black Friday protest near you.