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Wal-Mart Workers On Strike In 12 States

Walmart workers have launched historic labor protests and strikes across 28 stores in 12 states, the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history. According to organizers, employees are protesting company attempts to "silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job."

Walmart workers have launched historic labor protests and strikes across 28 stores in 12 states, the first retail worker strike in the company’s 50-year history. According to organizers, employees are protesting company attempts to "silence and retaliate against workers for speaking out for improvements on the job."

DemocracyNow! goes to Bentonville, Arkansas, to speak with Mike Compton, a Walmart worker protesting outside the company headquarters today just days after taking part in a successful strike at a Walmart supply warehouse in Elwood, Illinois. Also in this segment is Josh Eidelson, a contributing writer for Salon and In These Times who broke the story of the Walmart store strikes last week.

Full transcript available here.

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