Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) workers protested at grand re-opening of remodeled Richmond superstore
A group of local Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) workers protested claims of favoritism and harassment not in favor of workers at the reopening of the retailer’s modified Richmond superstore Friday soon after Walmart employee strikes all over the country.
Around 50 people, out of whom few work at the Walmart at 1400 Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond, protested at that store as the store arranged its grand re-opening, according to Jorge Amaro, who is a spokesman for United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which organized the protest representing the workers. Many of those protestors left the job place around 5:30 a.m. to protest what they say were one store manager’s efforts to shut up and threaten workers who have reported suspected harassment and threats of physical violence, Amaro said.
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