1. Solidarity

    Walmart Workers Plan Protest

    A Walmart employee gathers pushcarts as police man the front of a Walmart store amid heightened Black Friday security in Paramount, California on November 23, 2012 as Walmart employees and their supoorters protested nearby. The US retail giant Walmart admitted on November 27 some of its products were made at the Bangladesh garment factory that burnt down at the weekend killing 110 workers, as anger grows over lax safety standards. The fire broke out at the ground-floor warehouse of the multi-storey Tazreen Fashions factory 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Dhaka on the night of November 24, trapping hundreds of workers on the upper upper floors, police said.  AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Walmart associates in 15 cities plan to protest illegal firings and disciplining of employees for participating in demonstrations for better pay and protections. OUR Walmart, a union-backed group that is organizing employees, has filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board after Walmart illegally fired 20 workers and disciplined a total of 80 for participating in last year’s Black Friday strike. The company has denied the disciplinary actions. The group, which is also organizing Thursday’s demonstration, said it expected thousands to participate.

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