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Walmart Protesters Wage Campaign On Black Friday

By O'Jay Burgess on Nov 23, 2012 03:05 PM EST

America's largest job supplier Walmart dealt with protestors for their Black Friday sales event this according to the Wall Street Journal.

A small number of protestors about 60 or so assembled in front of a Walmart in front in Desoto, Texas chanting  "No justice, no peace" and displaying signs that read. "I want to work full-time," "Stop Cutting Hours," and "Respect Our Associates."

Walmart said only a few people protesting were actual Walmart employees. We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the protest nationwide," this according to Walmart.

Josue Mata was a part of the group in DeSoto and was stopped by police when he tried to get near the building. Mata an overnight maintenance worker at the store, said he hoped some of his colleagues would walk off the job and join him, but none did, as far as he could tell.

Making Change at Walmart, OUR Walmart and Corporate Action Network are the trio that are heavily involved in employee's fight against Walmart and claim that the company uses retaliatory tactics against employees.

The groups promised nationwide protest but this Black Friday the numbers were far fewer. Dan Fogelman told Fox News earlier this month labelled these groups as disruptive and only try to put off associates and customers.

"We've been working on our Black Friday plans for almost a year now and we're prepared to have a great event. Our associates care about providing a great customer experience on Black Friday and we're confident that's what customers will have at Walmart this year."

Walmart when news broke about protest earlier in the month launched a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board. NRLB is a federal agency that supervises union elections and referees disputes between private-sector employers and employees.

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