While Walmart tries to downplay and spin the impact of the strikes at its stores and distribution centers on Black Friday, the truth is that the strike is historical as the mega retailer hadn’t had a labor strike in its 50-year history. Moreover, the strike made millions of Americans aware that Walmart abuses workers who feel “discriminated, retaliated, unappreciated and downtrodden,” by Walmart.
“A single strike on Black Friday won't dent [Walmart’s] profits, but it could be the first of many.” Workers are feeling empowered and shoppers are aware (and largely disgusted) by the way Walmart treats its workers. Black Friday could just be the start of Americans demanding Walmart treat its workers with respect.
“A wave of historic protests struck the retail giant Wal-Mart on Black Friday — the busiest shopping day of the year. Workers and their supporters demonstrated at more than 1,000 stores.”
The Strike at Walmart “turned out to be much larger than the company's executives in Bentonville had predicted or care to admit,” and with thousands of community supporters now behind the sstruggling workers, Walmart executives appear to be getting a little nervous.