(Image source: WJLA)

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Walkouts at Walmart planned for black Friday will go ahead as scheduled, due to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board. CNBC gives some background on the legally-tricky case.

“Part of a group named OUR Walmart announced their intention to stage protests during Black Fridays. Later that day, Walmart filed for an injunction with the National Labor Relations Board to stop worker protests.”

Strikes have been ongoing across the country for weeks, with Walmart employees protesting low wages, expensive health insurance, and unsafe and unsanitary working conditions.

But it was the announcement that Walmart would begin Black Friday sales at 8 pm Thanksgiving night that kicked the protests into high gear. (Via MSN)

Walmart tried to block the protests by claiming the OUR Walmart group was getting help from an outside source.

“Here is the problem: the unions could potentially be violating federal labor laws by backing these protests that are planned across the country.” (Video via Fox News)

The NLRB spent the week investigating whether the United Food and Commercial Workers union was behind the protests. That kind of outside help would be illegal.

But Walmart employees counter the company has been threatening its workers with retaliation if they participate in the walkouts Friday, which is also illegal. (Via ABC News)

In the end, the NLRB made its decision — to not make a decision until after the fact. The board said it would take the matter up again after Thanksgiving.

Walmart Black Friday Walkouts Will Go Ahead

by Steven Sparkman
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Nov 20, 2012

Walmart Black Friday Walkouts Will Go Ahead

 

(Image source: WJLA)

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Walkouts at Walmart planned for black Friday will go ahead as scheduled, due to a decision by the National Labor Relations Board. CNBC gives some background on the legally-tricky case.

“Part of a group named OUR Walmart announced their intention to stage protests during Black Fridays. Later that day, Walmart filed for an injunction with the National Labor Relations Board to stop worker protests.”

Strikes have been ongoing across the country for weeks, with Walmart employees protesting low wages, expensive health insurance, and unsafe and unsanitary working conditions.

But it was the announcement that Walmart would begin Black Friday sales at 8 pm Thanksgiving night that kicked the protests into high gear. (Via MSN)

Walmart tried to block the protests by claiming the OUR Walmart group was getting help from an outside source.

“Here is the problem: the unions could potentially be violating federal labor laws by backing these protests that are planned across the country.” (Video via Fox News)

The NLRB spent the week investigating whether the United Food and Commercial Workers union was behind the protests. That kind of outside help would be illegal.

But Walmart employees counter the company has been threatening its workers with retaliation if they participate in the walkouts Friday, which is also illegal. (Via ABC News)

In the end, the NLRB made its decision — to not make a decision until after the fact. The board said it would take the matter up again after Thanksgiving.

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