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California Wal-Mart Workers Stage Historic Sitdown Strike

HeadlineNov 14, 2014

In California, Wal-Mart workers have staged a historic sitdown strike which organizers say is the first of its kind in the company’s history. The workers sat down in a Los Angeles Wal-Mart with tape placed over their mouths to protest what they say are illegal attempts by the company to silence their demands for better jobs. Workers at more than 2,000 Wal-Mart stores have signed a petition calling for a $15-an-hour wage and full-time hours with protests planned across the country on Black Friday. A recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found the six heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune make as much as the bottom 79 percent of black families in the United States combined.

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