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Black Friday Walmart Protest. 11:00am - respect your workers, stop paying poverty wages

On Black Friday in Portland Oregon, JwJ and UFCW555 are working with the "Making Change at Wal-Mart" national campaign to support wal-Mart workers in their dealings with Wal-Mart over labor rights and standards and their efforts to have Wal-Mart publicly commit to adhering to labor rights and standards. Meet at 11AM @ 4200 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR.
 https://www.facebook.com/events/236112673214899/

Will you stand with workers this Black Friday and meet in solidarity at 11AM @ 4200 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR.?


On Black Friday we will bring a strong message to WAL-MART "respect your workers, stop paying poverty wages!"


Portland Jobs with Justice is committed to supporting workers taking bold risks to demand better jobs and working conditions. That's why we bring together labor, community, faith, and student activists to support the courageous workers on strike at Wal-Mart

Walmart jobs don't allow workers to live better. Walmart pays its associates an average of just $8.81 an hour, so an employee who works Walmart's definition of full-time - 34 hours per week - makes just $15,500 per year, placing them squarely below the poverty line. And those full-time positions aren't the norm. To avoid having to pay employees benefits, the company increasingly hires part-time positions - subjecting associates to erratic schedules, limited job security, and even less opportunity to make ends meet.

We're all paying for Walmart's irresponsibility. When one of the world's most profitable retailers pays sub-standard wages and benefits, its employees are forced to rely on government assistance. These employment conditions aren't just a problem for Walmart workers and their families: studies consistently show that taxpayers end up paying the price for companies that provide their workforce with poor wages and benefits.

Walmart associates are taking a stand to demand better jobs. One by one, in cities across the country, a brave and growing number of Walmart employees began walking off the job to protest the company's bad business behavior starting last year. The historic strikes captured the public's attention and inspired walkouts and protests by thousands of other low-wage workers demanding fairness on the job. And although Walmart has repeatedly tried to silence workers who speak out, the steady wave of protests has continued.

In Solidarity we meet at 11AM @ 4200 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR on November 29 2013

Solidarity on last Monday 24.Nov.2013 11:46

hauler

Last Monday, Nov 18, 2013 04:45 AM PST

BREAKING: Truckers who haul for Wal-Mart and Forever 21 plan surprise strikes today <Monday 11/18>
Exclusive: Hundreds of workers will defy vengeful companies and laws that deny they're even employees

They plan to walk (or drive) off the job at 5 p.m. PST Monday

In labor's latest challenge to a low-wage economy and a legal system that excludes huge swathes of the workforce, hundreds of non-union Port of Los Angeles truck drivers plan to stage surprise strikes against three companies Monday.

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 link to www.salon.com

pic and related video from June Wal-Mart protest 24.Nov.2013 13:00

Joe Anybody iam@joeanybody.com

Wal-Mart protests continue ...to demand justice and fair wages

The attached picture is from the Facebook event page (which was) from the recent protest outside of Wal-Mart on 82nd street PDX in June of this year. The demands have not changed.

Previous PIMC post related to Wal-Mart Protests for fair wages, this link includes the video from June 2013 protest:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2013/06/423810.shtml


company rules 26.Nov.2013 21:48

L.P.

Time and time again, when Walmart workers have come together to call on the company to address low wages, erratic schedules, paltry benefits, and unacceptable working conditions, the company has attempted to silence or outright fire them. In fact, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced it's pursuing a rare national complaint against Walmart for retaliating against and threatening more than 100 workers.

 link to afl.salsalabs.com



Walmart Is Not Above the Law!

Time and time again, when Walmart workers have come together to call on the company to address low wages, erratic schedules, paltry benefits, and unacceptable working conditions, the company has attempted to silence or outright fire them.

But the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - the federal agency charged with protecting workers' rights - just announced that it's pursuing a rare national complaint against Walmart for retaliating against and threatening more than 100 workers.

The law is finally catching up to the world's largest retailer and the chinks in Walmart's armor are mounting! But we need to continue making our voices heard so that Walmart does right by its employees.

Tell the world's largest retailer that it's not above the law! Sign our petition demanding Walmart obey the NLRB ruling and stop intimidating employees who exercise their rights.

 link to afl.salsalabs.com

Thanks for nothing, Wal-Mart ... 27.Nov.2013 07:34

Jody Paulson


Space Dog Radio to be at meeting 11-29-13 29.Nov.2013 07:42

Space Dog Radio spacedog@spacedogradio.com

We are an online radio station based out of Seattle which broadcasts a wide spectrum of topics. We will be at the meeting today (11-29-13) at 11:00 am 4200 SE 82nd doing video and interviews. If you would like to be interviewed about this important topic, please look for us in the blue SpaceDogRadio.com jackets and let us know your thoughts. To hear more from our station please visit spacedogradio.com Best of luck!


few hundred rise up 29.Nov.2013 12:01

report relayed

@ 11:30 it was reported on a social media site - that there was around 270 protesters already there at the SE 82 street. store

reports of 10 Walmart protesters 29.Nov.2013 14:01

in calif arrested

 http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/29/news/economy/walmart-black-friday/

10 Arrested in Ontario Calif. protesting

walmart shit 2013 - three pictures attached 02.Dec.2013 14:47

portland and around

PDX protesters made it inside the 82nd street store (2 pictures from a Facebook post)

Santa arrested in front of unknown walmart store (1 picture found on Facebook)

 http://www.theportlandalliance.org/walmart/ --> (related walmart protest information from the The Portland Alliance)
PDX protesters inside walmart 2013
PDX protesters inside walmart 2013
PDX protesters inside walmart 2013
PDX protesters inside walmart 2013
outside of a walmart in the US
outside of a walmart in the US

Speaking Truth - Walmarts Animal Abuse Connection 02.Dec.2013 15:11

Need 2 Know

WALMART & Breaking Labor Laws

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Walmart Broke Labor Law
Pamela D.
Retail Merchandiser
Walmart Broke Labor Law And Retaliated Against Workers, NLRB Charges huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law said Monday it has decided to pursue charges against Walmart for threatening and punishing workers who planned to go on strike last year. According to officials at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency's general counsel investigated and "found merit" in workers' claims that Walmart "unlawfully threatened" employees for taking part in.... [...]

 link to www.huffingtonpost.com
Posted: 11/18/2013 5:45 pm EST | Updated: 11/19/2013 12:03 pm EST)
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 link to www.linkedin.com

Watch this nasty shit that Tyson does with & for Walmart (a graphic true sick VIDEO) 3min = *shows animal cruelty
WARNING --> http://www.theportlandalliance.org/walmart/ <-- WARNING GRAPHIC ANIMAL ABUSE DOCUMNETED