Friday, November 16th, 2012
We just found out that we are both scheduled to work on Thanksgiving Day instead of being home with our kids. It’s heartbreaking to miss the holiday with them, and it’s just one more way that Walmart is showing its disregard for our families. But when our co-workers speak out about problems like these, Walmart turns their schedules upside down, cuts their hours and even fires people. We’re going on strike for an end to Walmart’s attempts to silence its workers.
— Charlene Fletcher, a Wal-Mart worker from Duarte, California. Fletcher and other Wal-Mart workers are planning to go on strike on the day after Thanksgiving to protest the company’s unfair labor policies.