Black Friday: Thank a Retail Worker & Support Walmart Workers on Strike!

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Give thanks to retail workers on the busiest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.Retailers like Target, Kmart, Lord & Taylor, Walmart, Banana Republic, GAP, Old Navy, and Ann Taylor are opening on Thanksgiving Thursday, ruining America’s biggest family holiday for thousands of workers and our families. Workers across the country are rising up and fighting back – Walmart workers nationwide will be striking on Black Friday to protest their company’s anti-worker business policies and abusive employment practices. Members of the Retail Action Project will be standing in solidarity with the Walmart workers and supporting NYC retail workers forced to work on Thanksgiving.

Join retail workers and allies taking action this Black Friday to push back against retailers’ greed. Together, the Sustainable Scheduling Campaign target retailers who keep their employees from spending Thanksgiving with their families by turning the holiday into another day for bargains.  On Black Friday morning, shoppers will be recruited to show their support to workers who couldn’t spend the holiday with their families. Allied shoppers will then distribute holiday cards highlighting their right to have predictable family-friendly schedules.

Join us at 8:30am on Black Friday at the corner of 34th and 7th avenue to support retail workers at a variety of stores who were forced to work on Thanksgiving. Location subject to change – call David at (646) 406-2207 to confirm the meeting place and RSVP here for the latest updates.

If you can’t come, PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT for retail workers’ rights for a sustainable schedule by signing up here. By signing up, you’ll join thousands of workers and shoppers who agree that retail workers deserve sustainable schedules and Thanksgiving Day off! 

After supporting workers who had to work on Thanksgiving in Manhattan, we will stand with Walmart workers who are walking out to protect their right to organize! Join RAP, Occupy Wall Street, 99 Pickets & ALIGN NY as we sing songs, picket, clog the checkout lines, and take over the store with shopping carts to call for an end to the company’s retaliation against worker leaders.

Transportation to Walmart Action:

  • Free buses leave from Manhattan at 11:30 am. For more information – call (646) 490-5925.
  • NJ Transit 320 bus from Port Authority will take you to the Secaucus Walmart. Buses leave about every twenty minutes and tickets costs about $4 one way.
  • Have a car? Meet at the intersection of Park Plaza Drive and Harmon Meadow Blvd, near Sam’s Club at 12:30. See map here: For more info, click here.

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