While employees of Wal-mart in several major cities are protesting against the giant retailer forcing them to work the evening of Thanksgiving Day, a union-backed coalition, Making Change at Wal-mart, says that 1,000 protests at stores in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Washington, DC, are planned for next week. What is next?
Until now, the company has crushed attempts by employees to organize. So it’s unusual that Making Change at Wal-Mart has been able to organize a number of strikes—the first in the company’s history, they say. The first strike occurred in Los Angeles in October. That strike spread to 28 stores in 12 states, organizers say.