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Wal-Mart workers plan to protest on Black Friday


Bentonville, Ark. --For the third consecutive year, Wal-Mart workers at about 1,600 stores are prepping to protest on Black Friday to demand better wages and benefits.

According to pressure group OUR Walmart, the protestors are demanding a $15/hour wage and consistent full-time hours.

This marks the third year that Walmart employees and their supporters will demonstrate against the world’s largest retailer. In 2012, protests were held at about 1,200 stores in 46 states and approximately 30,000 people participated. Last year, protests occurred at some 1,500 stores and involved “tens of thousands” of participants, according to the group.
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