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Workers stage walkout at Chicago-area Walmarts

Walkouts were held at three Chicago area Walmarts today as part of a movement happening across the country.

100 Walmart workers and supporters picketed outside the Walmart in Chatham.

Employees protested low wages, unpredictable hours and worker intimidation.

They’re asking for a minimum salary of $25,000 dollars a year for full-timers.

Many employees stayed on the job during the two-hour strike and business was brisk.

Walmart issued a statement reminding Chicagoans that Chatham fought hard to bring a Walmart and its jobs to the community.


3 Comments to “Workers stage walkout at Chicago-area Walmarts”

    Jamal said:
    November 13, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    How about getting a higher education and get a career? Everyone looking for the easy money. You applied for the job at Walmart. Go cry a river somewhere else.

    Good_Advice said:
    November 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Managers are paid and bonused to lie and keep associate wages down regardless of performance. Out of 45 people they're allowed to give 2 good reviews, 3 horrible reviews, and 40 mediocre ones and withhold raises. That keeps everyone in a rut and if you have kids, bills, and numerous expenses you'll get pinned down for the long haul. If people knew this secret & acted on it earlier they'd be better off.

    smitty said:
    November 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    You'll be lucky if you stay full time with Obamacare.

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