For the first time since November’s Black Friday walkout, US Walmart retail workers are out on strike. At noon, half a dozen workers in Laurel, Maryland, walked off the job in protest of alleged retaliation by Walmart management. They were joined by Lancaster, Texas, Walmart employee Colby Harris, a fellow activist with the labor group OUR Walmart.
Local unions in Brazil have organized a Walmart store strike in Limeira, a town about two hours drive from Sao Paolo on the motorway and set up a picket line outside the store which forced the company to remain shut from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. According to the unions this was the first Walmart store strike in Brazil.
Hermiston, OR – February 1, 2013 – A Walmart employee in Hermiston, Oregon, was fired after she attempted to save a starving dog that had wandered into the superstore. The dog was seen wandering around the store in an obviously malnourished state.