Walmart workers walk off the job in MD, TX
AOL Jobs (of all places):
A handful of Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas walked off the job on Thursday. With the support of the labor group, OUR Walmart, they filed "unfair labor practice" charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the mega-retailer of threats of retaliation. Walmart managers "unlawfully and incorrectly" told workers that walk outs were "illegal and punishable," according to a press release by OUR Walmart.
OUR Walmart organized the historic Black Friday strike of workers. Walmart, notoriously anti-union, has said that the Black Friday strike -- which was scattered across several states -- had no impact and that post-Thanksgiving sales reached new records.
Colby Harris, a Dallas associate and OUR Walmart leader who walked off the job Thursday, claimed in a statement that several workers told him that last week Walmart managers "started reading a memo to employees stating that their strikes are illegal and if they did not stop taking action against the company they would be punished."
Good for them!