Saturday, November 30, 2013
Black Friday protests at Walmart stores nationwide (VIDEO)
Walmart employees and their supporters are holding Black Friday protests across the U.S., demanding better pay and working conditions.
There have been arrests from coast to coast, in hopes of bringing attention to the labor situation at the nation's largest employer.
RT's Ramon Galindo talks to both sides of the Walmart worker equation.
WalMart Black Friday Protests? (VIDEO)
"When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up at shops and on websites, a 21% increase from the holiday turnout in 2011.
This year, more retailers are planning to open on turkey day than ever before, and often much earlier than in past holidays.
But this time, they're taking extra care to present themselves as appreciative of their employees and respectful of the holiday, although not everyone is buying it...".
What are stores like Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Macy's, and Kohl's offering to employees working on the holidays?