Hundreds descend on NJ Walmart as part of nationwide Black Friday protest

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NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (PIX11) -- Workers and their supporters gathered at the North Bergen Walmart Supercenter to protest low wages as part of a nationwide demonstration.

Joining their ranks were protesters furious about the jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown.  The nationwide protests gained steam online as well, trending on Facebook under the hashtag #WalmartStrikers.

Clergy and community leaders including Bertha Lewis, President of the Black Institute and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers showed their support of the protesters in North Bergen Friday.

Friday's National Black Friday Protest is being called the biggest strike in Walmart's company history,  and it falls on the most important retail day of the year.

Organizers are planning 1,600 strikes and protests across the United States, including one in Hawai'i and Alaska.

Their goal is for all Walmart workers to get $15 an hour and full time work.

Walmart makes $16 billion annually as a whole which builds Walmart's owners' $150 billion fortune.

A majority of Walmart workers make less than $25,000 a year.

3 comments

  • lichita Ben

    Most of the protesters are not walmart employees. . Apparently they are associates from “colorado,and other state’s “.. they are actually union workers that want to create a bad rep to walmart.. they do that every year..

  • Jon

    They just need to shut the fuck up and stop taking their job for granted and when they lose it they will be sorry. Ohh shit wait Obama and his team made that even better than having a job my bad….. Just because a company makes a lot of money doesn’t mean they owe their employees shit, the company grew in the correct way and good for fucking them that’s correct life decisions

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