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Walmart employees stage protests in cities across the U.S.

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:04

Sept. 6 - Protestors say the giant retailer doesn't pay enough money or provide benefits. Linda So reports.

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In cities across the country, Walmart employees took to the streets to protest. They're demanding higher wages and benefits. In L.A., they marched by the dozens. Several protestors were arrested. SOUNDBITE: (English) Unidentifed person saying: "Sisters and brothers, we've got to keep reminding Walmart that it's our United States of America, we've got a right to speak out." Protestors are calling on the giant retailer to provide full-time work that pays 25-thousand dollars a year. SOUNDBITE: (English) Walmart Employee saying: "The conditions could be better… You making money? Minimum wage." Some employees also claim Walmart is against unions. But a company spokesman say that's simply not true. SOUNDBITE: (English) Walmart Spokesman Kory Lundberg saying: "While the law allows people the ability to be able to vote for a union, it also gives them the right and the ability to vote to not be a union and time and again, that's what we've seen our associates do." The protests were held in more than 15 cities across the U.S.

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Walmart employees stage protests in cities across the U.S.

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:04