Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 3:00 am
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Bargain hunters heading to Walmart, in addition to looking for holiday deals, may find workers participating in Black Friday Strikes.
Since 2012, Our Walmart, which is an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving.
Employees at stores in six states and Washington, D.C., plan to participate and more locations are expected to join in.
Hundreds of citizen activists, Appalachian residents and environmentalists rallied at the Kentucky Capitol to call for an end to mountaintop blasting and destructive surface mining practices. Organizers say more than 1,200 people lined the front steps of the Capitol building Tuesday and later marched to the nearby governor's mansion.