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This Video’s Certainly Not Ready for Prime Time

It’s common knowledge that humor and the corporate right wing are pretty much mutually exclusive—at least intentionally. A lame attempt by a shadowy group linked to Walmart’s former chief lobbyist to parody striking Walmart workers as nothing more than lazy beer-guzzling, left-wing jobless twenty-somethings, proves that comedy should be left to the professionals.

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Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Walmart Workers Stand Up on Black Friday in More than 1500 Locations

Today, workers from Walmart stores across the country joined with allies to call upon the company with $17 billion in annual profits to pay its full-time workers a minimum of $25,000 a year and for the company to stop punishing workers who stand up for their rights.  Rallies were held at more than 1,500 Walmart locations.  Working families in nine major cities planned civil disobedience as part of the protests, and arrests were made in numerous cities, including Alexandria, Va.,  Dallas, Tex.,  California, and Illinois.  Learn more about the action and why its important to stand with Walmart workers at BlackFridayProtests.org.

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Will You Sponsor a Walmart Worker?

Will You Sponsor a Walmart Worker?

Walmart associates all over the United States are taking big risks for speaking up about their work environment and going on strike. Many have been fired, and while it is illegal to fire workers for asking for a voice on the job, sometimes these lawsuits can take years. 

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Take Action: Join the Thunderclap in Support of Walmart Workers

Take Action: Join the Thunderclap in Support of Walmart Workers

Walmart workers around the country are tired of low wages, insufficient hours and on-the-job intimidation when they stand up for their rights. More and more of them are risking their jobs and their livelihood to demand that Walmart pay them a minimum of $25,000 a year, an amount the company with $17 billion in profits last year can easily afford. Show your support for their Black Friday protests with just a few clicks by participating in a Thunderclap.

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Time to Reflect

This week marks Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday. In part, because it belongs to no religion, it is a day that all people can claim as their own to give thanks, in their way. This marks its 150th birthday. In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln set aside Thursday, Nov. 26, as a day of thanks.  

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What Ashton Kutcher Had to Say About Walmart

Ask President Obama to meet with Walmart workers to hear their stories first-hand.

Walmart associates all over the United States have been speaking up for their rights on the job, asking Walmart to pay a living wage and treat them with respect. Today, actor and prolific tweeter Ashton Kutcher weighed in on Twitter (see the tweet after the jump).

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Here’s Proof Walmart Workers Go Hungry

Our Walmart illustration

Just when you think you’ve heard it all about the low wages Walmart pays its workers, something comes along that stunningly reinforces that far too many Walmart workers can’t make ends meet on their wages and that the retail giant doesn’t really give a hoot.

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Seattle Walmart Workers Latest to Join Strike Wave

Seattle Walmart Workers Latest to Join Strike Wave

Walmart workers in Seattle-area stores will strike this morning, just days after Southern California Walmart workers walked off the job calling for a living wage and an end to retaliation against workers who are seeking change at the retail behemoth.

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54 Arrested In L.A. Demanding Change at Walmart

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor photo

More than 50 Walmart workers and community, faith and union supporters—including María Elena Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor—were arrested Wednesday night protesting Walmart’s low wages and alleged retaliation against workers speaking out for change.

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Can’t Wait for Black Friday? Neither Could SoCal Walmart Workers

Photo via #walmartstrikers

In a preview of what will be a nationwide day of action on Black Friday, Walmart workers at several Southern California stores walked off the job this morning to protest Walmart’s low wages. The company has turned a $17 billion profit so far this year, yet pays its workers so little many of them count on public assistance for food and health care. The workers also are protesting what they say is Walmart’s retaliation against workers who speak out for change.       

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