DENVER — Not everyone out at the stores this Black Friday has their minds set on shopping. Walmart employees and supporters plan to protest here in Denver and across the country.
In September, similar protests were held in at least 15 cities, including Denver.
The demand is the same this time: for more full time work with wages of $25,000 per year or $12 an hour. One other complaint against Walmart: Some say there has been retaliation against workers who speak out for better jobs.
Walmart workers also held a walk out last Black Friday. Before the protests last year, Walmart filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board attempting to stop the demonstrations.
Walmart claimed the protests had been ongoing for months because disgruntled employees are hoping to unionize.
“The union may say they’re not engaged in an organizing effort here,” said Mark Patterson, speaking for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “But the truth is they would love to organize Walmart. They’ve been wanting to do that for a long time.”
It wasn’t apparent if Walmart had taken similar steps to try and limit protests this year, but according to MSNBC,