Nationwide Black Friday Planned for Seekonk Walmart
Striking Walmart workers will be at the Seekonk store Friday at 1 p.m.
The Seekonk Walmart will be part of a nationwide moblization of community support for striking workers Friday at 1 p.m.
The effort is, according Mass. Jobs for Justice, to educate customers about Walmart Associates' fight for respect in the workplace.
In recent weeks, Walmart employees have been walking off the job to protest working conditions.
According to Mass. Jobs for Justice, the workers are protesting low wages, unsafe working conditions and the company's attempts to silence workers' voices on the job.
Walmart has filed a formal federal complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.
Across the country, Walmart workers have formed the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart).
In Massachusetts, the effort is being coordinated by the Massachusetts Stands Up to Walmart campaign.