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Walmart Protests


Featherstone said today: “I have been covering Walmart for more than a decade as a labor journalist. This is the most significant rebellion among the company’s workforce in years, possibly ever. It’s long been clear that change can only come to Walmart when employees organize one another, and these folks are doing that. By walking out on the busiest shopping day of the year, workers show Walmart that they are serious, and ready to do far more than just complain about their working conditions.”

Last month, Featherstone wrote the piece “Walmart Workers Walk Out,” which states: “Sure, the strikers are a small fraction of the its 1.4 million US employees. But if Walmart employees win changes in their workplace this way, workers everywhere may realize that it can be done. Change at Walmart could make life better throughout working-class America.”