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Walmart workers protest, local ones don't

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 22 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 23 2012 10:28:27 PM CST

Walmart workers in several states are taking off this Black Friday by striking.

LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

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Walmart workers in several states are taking off this Black Friday by striking.

They're upset about working on Thanksgiving night hours before Black Friday.

They also say Walmart doesn't provide fair pay or benefits.

Locally protests have been less sizeable.

Members of local unions and other groups protested on behalf of Walmart workers Friday morning at the Walmart in Lower Macungie Township.

"A lot of these folks had to report to work at 8:00 even before 8:00 last night and that's why we're strong advocates for these workers and their right to have a voice at work, said protestor Chris Snyder.

Walmart has filed a complaint with National Labor Relations Board.

The retailer says today's strikes are illegal because outside unions are unfairly influencing their workers.