When you read this story, just remember something... The Walmart family--Walmart's owners--have more wealth than the bottom-earning 40 percent of Americans. That's about $90 billion.
Past investigations, lawsuits and documentaries have repeatedly shown that Walmart actively pursues an agenda which systemically reduces the standard of living for an entire area while increasing the corporation’s already astronomical profits in the process. The store routinely changes full time employees to part time employees, typically working just under 32 hours per week to avoid providing benefits. Walmart human resource managers have repeatedly been videotaped directing store employees to apply for welfare and Medicaid since the corporation pays such low wages, most employees qualify as living in poverty.
Events are happening at Walmart stores all over the country. To find out how you can support the workers, check here: Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday
Thanks to Mike Konopacki of Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons for giving Walnmart a well-deserved black eye.