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Union Women Take Over Wal-Mart

A brief report and some photos from today's action.
The security guard (blue shirt) was overheard saying
The security guard (blue shirt) was overheard saying "it's getting bad"
The skit involved 3
The skit involved 3 "Wonder Women" doing battle with Wal-Mart
Guess who won?
Guess who won?
Wal-Mart provides less than half of its employees with health care coverage
Wal-Mart provides less than half of its employees with health care coverage
At first security was pretty heavy-handed, but then they backed off
At first security was pretty heavy-handed, but then they backed off
The banner is unfurled!
The banner is unfurled!
Always low standards, always low pay
Always low standards, always low pay
Slowly walking out...
Slowly walking out...
While some custoomers were receptive, some were not
While some custoomers were receptive, some were not
The No War Drum Corps joined us in front of the store
The No War Drum Corps joined us in front of the store
Marching through the parking lot
Marching through the parking lot
Heading out to 82nd, to join the picket line
Heading out to 82nd, to join the picket line
Megan does the Jobs with Justice pledge pitch
Megan does the Jobs with Justice pledge pitch
The Wonder Women go after Wal-Mart again
The Wonder Women go after Wal-Mart again
Jeff Anderson, from UFCW local 555, addresses the crowd
Jeff Anderson, from UFCW local 555, addresses the crowd
Conga Line!
Conga Line!
Lots of people driving by honked in support
Lots of people driving by honked in support
About 40 women (and a few men) took over Wal-Mart for a brief time this afternoon to dramatize the unfair working conditions at Wal-Mart stores and at the sweatshops where Wal-Mart gets much of its goods.

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Beautiful! 10.Jul.2005 09:31

action

Beautiful action! Keep up the good work. JwJ is so cool!

For more info... 10.Jul.2005 12:24

Jobs with Justice

For more info, check out
www.wakeupwalmart.com

Too bad the camera didn't catch... 20.Jul.2005 23:20

Robin

...when the WalMart security guy grabbed Wonder Woman #1 by her arm and ripped the script partly out of her hand. Luckily she is a tough woman who responded with an immediate "Get your %%%%ing hands off me!". And he did, clearly overwhelmed and feeling foolish that the bunch of (mostly) mild mannered older women "shopping" in his store turned out to be something far more than he anticipated.
Love that No War Drum Corps too.

excellent! 21.Jul.2006 12:10

sam the_cheese1206@yahoo.com

nice work! you really showed 'em who was boss.