T-Mobile workers support Walmart workers’ historic strike wave!
As was widely reported in national news last week, on Black Friday, a wave of historic protests and strikes hit retail giant and notorious union buster Walmart in more than 1,000 stores across the country. Democracy Now! has a great clip about the events and put together some links with news reports.
The protests were primarily organized by the workers' organization "Organization United for Respect at Walmart" or OUR Walmart, which showed the world and more importantly, other workers in the country that it is possible to lose your fear, stand up for your rights and act like a union.
Many T-Mobile workers stood in solidarity with Walmart associates as their problems of injustice on the job, retaliation for union activity and fighting for a voice at work have a familiar ring to them. Here's a photo of our great TU activists in Albuquerque showing their support for the historic Walmart strike.
Learn more about Walmart workers making history here: “With Biggest Strike Against Biggest Employer, Walmart Workers Make History Again.” By Josh Eidelson. (The Nation, Nov. 23, 2012)