Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 30, 2013

Groups protest Walmart wages

WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS
Goshen News

---- — Labor-backed groups used Black Friday to launch demonstrations over wages and working conditions at Walmart. They’re also protesting what they believe is Wal-Mart’s retaliation against employees who speak out against their jobs.

Union representatives said there were peaceful arrests in nine cities, including Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle and Sacramento, Calif.

But Walmart said that only six workers participated in demonstrations on Black Friday. The retailer has 1.4 million workers.

A group of about 15 people protested outside the Goshen Walmart on Elkhart Road Friday afternoon. They carried signs demanding better wages for Walmart employees.