After Black Fridayıs Day of Action, What's Next for Wal-Mart?

John Loganbyline‚ Nov. 26‚ 2012

So the day of action at Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, has passed ­ at least for the time being. And it turned out to be much larger than the company's executives in Bentonville had predicted or care to admit.

Thousands of Wal-Mart workers and their allies protested for better wages, affordable healthcare benefits, full-time jobs and an end to management retaliation for speaking out in at least 100 cities, including in Dallas and Lancaster, Texas, Miami and Kenosha, Wisconsin, and several other locations not know for their activism. Although the final tally will not be clear for some time, "open-source" actions of some kind took place at Wal-Mart stores in 46 different states across the nation, with major demonstrations in California, Washington, New York and Massachusetts.