Photos: Tom and Nadin Abbott
Video: Nadin Abbot
Nov. 28, 2014 (San Diego) Shoppers were out in force at Wal-Mart at Murphy Canyon. So were protesters asking for better pay for Wal-Mart associates. This is part of a national movement that started in the East Coast and has moved on west.
There were about 15 protesters outside the Wal-Mart store, with signs, and written material. For the most part shoppers ignored them, and went on their way. Moreover, management kept telling them to clear the door, which was clear.
Reporting San Diego talked with Gretchen K. Newsom political director- organizer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, local 569. Newsom told us that this was part of a national movement to advocate for better wages and working conditions across the country.
She said, “it is time for Wal-Mart to give their employees a raise. It is time to respect the workers and to stop the intimidation.” According to Newsom those who organize are threatened with firing.
Wal-Mart corporate has ignored the whole controversy and has not addressed this at all.
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