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Walmart Workers Plan Protests

Walmart workers plan to mount a series of strikes on Black Friday—but shoppers might walk right past the picket line and in to the deals. The planned series of 1,000 protests on and before one of the biggest shopping days of the year was organized by the United Food and Commerical Workers union. So far, efforts to unionize workers at the big-box retailer have not been successful. The latest protests, too, may amount to nothing. Walmart CFO Charles Holley said in a Nov. 15 earnings call that he was “not aware of any major disruptions that are going to happen Black Friday.”

November 19, 2012 6:30 AM