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Walmart fueling hunger crisis in America

Just nine days before workers are planning Black Friday protests at more than 1,000 Walmarts, the country's largest employer is contributing to the hunger crisis in the United States.

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Ahead of Black Friday, Walmart workers brief Capitol Hill lawmakers

"With Walmart's low-wages and hectic schedules, too many Walmart workers are left on the edge of poverty."

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Wave of Black Friday protests expected to flood Walmarts next week

The national wave of protests, which could be the biggest yet to hit the giant retailer outlets, comes on the heels last week of the first sit down strikes in Walmart's history.

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On-site report from LA Walmart sit-in

History was made on Thursday, Nov. 13, when Walmart workers took part in the first sit-ins in the store's history to demand $15 an hour and full-time work.

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28 arrested so far in sit-down strikes at California Walmarts

The group was joined by hundreds of Californians who rallied outside the store in Pico Rivera, the site of the first Walmart strikes in 2012.

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Walmart workers react to New York Times expose on understaffing

In response to the New York Times story today, Walmart workers are again calling for full-time hours and better scheduling.

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Today in labor history: IWW comic strip Mr. Block appears

The character with a wooden block head and no class consciousness was created by Ernest Riebe and commemorated in a song written by Joe Hill.

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Today in labor history: Martin Luther King Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Walmart moms demand better pay and protections for women workers

They have a list of changes the company must make to ensure that the women who are key to profits are not living in poverty or putting their health at risk.

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Today in labor history: Start of the 1959 steel strike

Members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike against the major U.S. steel producers on July 15, 1959, the start of record 116-day steel industry strike.

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