DEARBORN, Mich. - Three weeks ago, 400 fast food workers across Metro Detroit shocked their employers by walking off the job demanding a living wage of $15.00 an hour.
CHICAGO - A protest outside the West Loop Walmart store here was only one of countless demonstrations that broke out today across the country in support of striking workers at the world's biggest retail giant.
A busload of fellow Walmart workers along with community supporters stood with Walmart worker Lisa Lopez as she informed her store managers that she was going on strike.
Union brothers and sisters and community supporters organized a barbecue for a caravan of striking Walmart workers who stopped in Orlando on May 28.
California labor and social justice groups are throwing down the gauntlet to Walmart during a two-week statewide tour to protest the giant retailer's abuse of taxpayers and workers alike.
Officials said they expected the death toll to rise.
Walmart lost a major battle to build a 130,000 square foot supercenter in Southfield, as the City Council voted to not rezone a land parcel the big box giant wanted.
Actions ranged from picket lines to in-store actions.
Nearly 40 community and union members showed up at an East Side Walmart here to show solidarity with the store's workers.
The walkout was one of dozens against the retail giant across the nation protesting Walmart's bully tactics aimed at silencing the "OUR Walmart" worker upsurge.