Wal-Mart workers across the country are planning to stage unprecedented walkouts and protests on Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Wal-Mart has sought to counter the effort by filing an unfair labor practice charge against the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, and, according to critics, threatening workers with retaliation. We’re joined by William Fletcher, a Wal-Mart worker and member of the employee advocacy group OUR Walmart; and Josh Eidelson, a contributing writer for The Nation.
Josh Eidelson, Contributing writer for The Nation magazine who has been covering the strikes there. His most recent article is called, "Worker Group Alleges Walmart ‘Told Store-Level Management to Threaten Workers’ About Strikes."
William Fletcher, has worked in the electronics department of Walmart in Duarte, CA, for four years, and has been a member of OUR Walmart for two years.