Fight Back, Live Better by Alan Maass + Wal-Mart Workers in 12 States Stage Historic Strikes

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Alan Maass reports on the surge of struggles around the U.S. against Wal-Mart, including the outcome of a strike at the company’s giant distribution center in Illinois.
SocialistWorker.org
October 10, 2012

Wal-Mart Strike, October 4 2012

Image by By Matt Hamilton @ Neon Tommy via Flickr

IN WAREHOUSES and stores around the country, Wal-Mart workers are putting a new spin on the company’s famous slogan “Save money, live better.” Best of all, they’re beginning to see some concrete victories.

In a high-profile battle in Elwood, Ill., southwest of Chicago, workers at the largest warehouse in the Wal-Mart distribution chain returned to their jobs victorious after a three-week strike. The 38 workers won promises that their demands about harassment and management retaliation will be addressed–and they will get full wages for the time they were on strike.

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