Wal-Mart Workers Plan a Fresh Protest, This Time in Bentonville

Workers protest on Black Friday, 2012, at a Wal-Mart store in Paramount, Calif. Photograph by Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The last time most people heard about OUR Walmart, it was the busiest shopping day of the year and some Wal-Mart employees had walked off the job. They were members of the union-backed group and they had defied the biggest private employer in America by holding protests at stores around the country on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The group’s full name is Organization United for Respect at Walmart, and its members were asking for a greater number of full-time jobs, with predictable schedules and wages that could provide their families a decent life. (I wrote about the movement in December.)

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