Walmart Global Day of Action – Rallies in Calgary and Edmonton to happen on December 14th

by ufcw401


Walmart Global Day of Action – Friday, December 14th 12pm – 2pm

Calgary and Edmonton

On Black Friday, Walmart workers made history by staging over 1000 protests across the United States. These protests brought the plight of retail workers front and centre in the media and the public mind. While this was a huge step forward for worker’s rights, there is still more work to be done.

To keep up the fight for fair wages, the organizers behind the Walmart strikes have called a Global Day of Action against the world’s largest retailer. Taking place on December 14th, 2012, this worldwide campaign will target every part of the chain, from factories in China that manufacture the goods to the stores that sell them.  UFCW Local 401, along with a number of other unions and activist groups will join the protests at various locations across the province.

Walmart workers are fighting for fair wages, improved benefits, and protections in the workplace against bullying and intimidation. Though the retail giant has a long history of opposing the organizing efforts of its workers, the wave of protests across the United States on Black Friday proved that together they can make their voices heard.  Local 401 stands with these brave workers and urges everyone to do the same.


Location #1                                                                         Location #2

36 Street NE (Near Marlborough LRT)                       7979 – 11 St. SE (Deerfoot Trail & Heritage Meadows)


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137 Ave & 40 St.                                                                 1203 Parsons Road NW


Red Deer

6375 – 50th Avenue, 50 Ave & 63 St N (Parkland Mall)


917 3rd Street West, Upland Blvd & 3rd St W