Black Friday Solidarity in Richmond with Striking Walmart Workers

RSVP here: [ http://www.corporateactionnetwork.org/events/black-friday-at-walmart-supercenter-2295 ]

We will be leaf-letting OUTSIDE and INSIDE  the Walmart on Brook and Parham Rd. letting consumers and workers know that:

“We are protesting Walmart’s retaliations against Associates and attempts to silence those who have spoken out for better jobs.”

Rally Point: We will be meeting outside the Starbucks located just on the perimeter of the Walmart Parking Lot at 7:30pm. There we will make sure everyone has the proper materials and know the rules of engagement, we will begin leaf-letting people waiting outside for the doors to open at 8:00pm.

Why 8:00pm on Thanksgiving Day? Because, Walmart nationwide with other retailers have announced that Black Friday sales will begin two hours earlier than years before, cutting deeper into an already short or non existent holiday for workers. A time traditionally held for family and friends, stolen by capitalist and their pursuit of profits over human and social needs.

Stand with Walmart workers in their fight for their rights. For decades, Walmart Stores, Inc have dragged down wages, forcing their workers to work irregular schedules, and intimidated and took retribution on any workers who fought back. It’s time for the retribution to end, so come to this local Walmart to show your solidarity and tell Walmart that they need to pay their fair share.

For more information please email yourstruly@iww.org or call 804-496-1568. This event is being organized in part by the Richmond, Virginia Industrial Workers of the World [www.richmondiww.org ] and Food & Retail Workers United [ www.frwu.net ]

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