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|Subject: Walmart Strike Hits 100 Cities,||Date: 11/24/2012 3:21 PM|
|Author: desertdaveataol||Number: 869021 of 883708|
(Tammy, buy some Walmart stock and join the evil stockholders. We have coooookies.)
Walmart Strike Hits 100 Cities, But Fails To Distract Black Friday Shoppers
DALLAS and LOS ANGELES -- As she neared the entrance of a Dallas-area Walmart shortly before midnight on the eve of the shopping frenzy known as Black Friday, Tammy was both shocked and thrilled to encounter a group of more than 40 protesters.
Having worked for a dozen years as a cashier at another national retail chain, Walgreens, Tammy said she felt an immediate sense of solidarity with the Walmart employees.
"Walmart cuts hours and benefits to push people out," said Tammy, using her phone to capture video of the protest. "It's the same thing at Walgreens. The workers are suffering while billionaires make all the money."
But despite her professed anger at corporate greed, Tammy -- who declined to provide her last name lest she jeopardize her job -- was not deterred from entering Walmart to purchase a TV on a layaway plan.
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