News Guild, Soros-Funded Group Encourage Walmart Strike encouraging members to join workers’ protest.
The Newspaper Guild is encouraging its members to support the Walmart strike on Black Friday. Thousands of disgruntled Walmart employees and former employees have planned to protest against the company’s policy of not allowing its workers to unionize. Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year.
Walmart said that the protesters make up only a small fraction of its 1.3 million workers. But according to The Daily Caller, the activist group, which is funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros may help boost their numbers. MoveOn e-mailed subscribers to encourage them to join the protestors on Black Friday.
Walmart has long stood out among other corporations for not having an official workers union. Although unofficial unions such as OUR Walmart and Making Change at Wal-Mart have tried to unionize Walmart employees, unionizing is strongly discouraged.
According to a local ABC affiliate in Arizona, OUR Walmart is changing that the company “retaliates” against workers who agitate by “shuffling around their shifts, cutting hours and moving them around departments.”
“Walmart spokesman David Tovar said Walmart has a policy that prohibits retaliation of any kind, and investigates every allegation,” ABC reported.