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Wal-Mart's No Good, Very Bad, Pre-Thanksgiving Week

A customer buying meat at a Walmart Supercenter
A customer buying meat at a Walmart Supercenter Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

This is supposed to be a cheery season for retailers. Not at Wal-Mart, though, where it’s been a really bad week—and this is only Wednesday.

On Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer broke the news of a holiday food drive at an Ohio Walmart store—for its own employees. The newspaper story, including a photo of the bins set out for the donations, quickly made its way pretty much everywhere. And it came from OUR Walmart, a group of union-backed employees pushing for higher wages and better working conditions.