Walmart workers fed up with unfair employee practices are threatening to strike on Black Friday, ABC News reports. The after-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza is considered the most profitable day of the year in retail.
The announcement comes after hundreds of employees in 12 cities across America, including Miami, walked out of work on strike, accusing the corporate giant of punishing workers who try to organize worker’s rights groups.
"People were really tired that any time they would speak out against the pay, hours, how much they would work, that management would cut their hours or not give them a schedule," said Evelin Cruz, a Wal-Mart department manager and one of thousands of members of Our Walmart, a labor organization backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers that defends Walmart workers' rights.
Walmart has been accused of cutting hours as a method of controlling people suspected of trying to advocate higher wages, more flexibility and unionize.
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