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Wal-Mart Retail Workers Hit the Bricks

Alexander Reed Kelly
Associate Editor
In December 2010, Alex was arrested for civil disobedience outside the White House alongside Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, Pentagon whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, healthcare activist Margaret Flowers and…
Alexander Reed Kelly

Wal-Mart workers at 28 stores across 12 states have launched the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history, protesting against the chain’s attempts to “silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job.”

Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the country. Its employees are not unionized. “Democracy Now!” joins strikers in Bentonville, Ark., to learn about working conditions from Mike Compton, a Wal-Mart warehouse employee who is protesting outside the company’s headquarters.

Josh Eidelson, a writer for Salon who broke the story of the strikes last week, also comments.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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