The outrage over this brought a large crowd, led by more than 50 members of the CWA, to a mass protest outside the corporation's tower in downtown Minneapolis.
"When we stick together, we win together!" exclaimed Lori Pelletier at a pre-Thanksgiving celebration dinner for Labor 2014 volunteers.
Without other ways to redress these grievances, people undertake nonviolent civil disobedience; they break some small law rather than ignore a larger injustice.
"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."
"With Walmart's low-wages and hectic schedules, too many Walmart workers are left on the edge of poverty."
History was made on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Walmart workers took part in the first sit-ins in the store's history to demand $15 an hour and full-time work.
"I'm sitting down on strike today to protest Walmart's illegal fear tactics and to send a message to management and the Waltons that they can't continue to silence us!"
Expect wide and various attacks on workers rights from a totally Republican-run 114h Congress, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel warns.
The long-running war over Michigan's controversial, Republican-engineered "Right to Work" (for less) laws is headed to court.
Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 in Portland, Ore., ratified a new union contract at the area transit agency, TriMet.