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Union targets Wal-Mart with “flash mob”

On September 5 in cities across the country, members of the Organization United for Respect (OUR) at Wal-Mart, a division of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, helped organize and stage protests at Wal-Mart stores across the country – which included a step-dancing flash-mob style performance from UFCW local 1208’s Step Team at the Brier Creek Wal-Mart.

Sarah Baker, an intern with OUR Wal-Mart who works on the campaign as an organizer, was among those in attendance.

“[Thursday] was part of nationwide actions across the country to put pressure on Wal-Mart to rehire workers they illegally fired,” she said, “and also to put pressure on Wal-Mart to commit to publicly paying their workers a decent wage.”

Baker explained that in 2011, the association delivered a “declaration of respect” to the Wal-Mart headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., which stated that workers be paid a minimum of $13 per hour.

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