Walmart workers across U.S. protest on Black Friday for better pay and benefits


Black Friday is the most infamous shopping day of the year in the U.S. And for Walmart workers, it is becoming an important day to call for increased pay and benefits.

By planning online on Facebook, Twitter and forums, organizers have coordinated protests at about 1,600 Walmarts in 49 states, from Ellsworth, Maine, to San Diego, California. The cross-country protests have grown in magnitude since 2012 when just 28 stores in 12 states participated.

The average salary for sales associates and cashiers at Walmart is about $9 an hour, according to …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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