"Don't be afraid, come out and fight for your rights, see all these people here. This gives me hope."
As Black Friday marked the start of this year's shopping season, unionists reflected on what they would get workers this year if they could get them anything in the world.
Without other ways to redress these grievances, people undertake nonviolent civil disobedience; they break some small law rather than ignore a larger injustice.
As the largest Black Friday strikes and protests scheduled for Nov. 28 rapidly approach, the growing calls for change at Walmart continue.
"The fight against income inequality starts at Walmart. We are proud to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday to speak out for fair pay and respect."
At the intersection of Snelling and University Avenues in St. Paul, Minnesota, 26 were arrested on Black Friday afternoon, Nov. 29, for protesting poverty wages.
The people's verdict following the 15-minute mock trial: Guilty on all counts, including worker abuse, misuse of taxpayer funds and destroying the American economy.
Walmart workers striking for higher wages here have added the element of song to their picketing, marching and chanting.
STERLING HEIGHTS. Mich. - While analysts are lamenting that retail sales were down at shopping malls on Black Friday, the numbers were simultaneously "up" at Walmart protests taking place the same day.