“We refuse to live in fear. And we refuse to accept scraps. That’s why there have been so many strikes and protests this month,” said Dorothy Halvorson, a Walmart employee in Placerville, California, who has worked at the store for 11 years. “We know that we are closer to change at Walmart than ever before – and it’s clear that Walmart knows it too. We won’t stop protesting until we get change. This Black Friday is historic, and we will only grow stronger from here.”
The protests were sponsored by OUR Walmart, a national organization working to ensure that every Associate, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. OUR Walmart has joined together to offer strength and support in addressing the challenges that arise in the stores and the company everyday.