The retail workers’ movement is growing, and Walmart strikers are attracting international attention. Members of OUR Walmart have announced their intention to expand and increase their collective actions, targeting “Black Friday,” a major US shopping day and the beginning of the holiday shopping season, the biggest money maker for retailers. Their call for change has inspired workers around the world.
Here is global media coverage of the strikes in the Guardian.
Walmart is the largest private sector employer in the world, and it affects labour standards and relations in retail and beyond. Workers at Walmart rightly believe they deserve a say in setting those standards.