No strikes at local Wal-Mart despite labor group listing | Business
A handful of people other than bargain hunters were expected to show up at the Wal-Mart in Raleigh on Black Friday - but no strikers were to be found Friday morning.
The Corporate Action Network, a not-for-profit corporation promoting the strikes, had an event listing on its website that indicated strikers would protest at the Wal-Mart at 3950 Austin Peay at 9 a.m.
There were no strikes reported according to the Raleigh Wal-Mart phone operator.
"Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Wal-Mart associates,” Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. president and chief executive officer said in a press release Friday.
“We estimate that less than 50 associates participated in the protest nationwide. In fact, this year, roughly the same number of associates missed their scheduled shift as last year,” he said.
The Organization United for Respect at Wal-Mart (OUR Wal-Mart) organized the Black Friday walkout.
One of the charges on the OUR Wal-Mart’s website is that the store's decision to open on Thanksgiving Day was unfair to employees, but some Walmart employees already are protesting other company policies. Read more about OUR Wal-Mart’s plan to protest here.
Friday, Walmart U.S. reported its best ever Black Friday events. The retailer saw larger crowds than last year and a huge response to its first ever one-hour guarantee on key electronic items.