|Walmart Workers On Strike photo credit: asfme.org|
Black Friday has become an annual celebrated event for many in the U.S. This day is highlighted as the best in a shopper's paradise. Walmart was and still is thus far, the headlining retailer to contribute to Black Friday's chaos. It seems that Walmart's employees are fed up with low wages, unequal opportunity advancements, and lousy benefits.
As a result, many have walked off the job this week, and are now planning to strike on the retailers busiest day of the year.
"America’s biggest retailer may be in for an unexpectedly painful holiday season. Protesting low wages, spiking health care premiums, and alleged retaliation from management, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) workers have started to walk off the job this week. First, on Wednesday, about a dozen workers in Wal-Mart’s distribution warehouses in Southern California walked out, followed the next day by 30 more from six stores in the Seattle area.