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Black Friday Protest at South Philadelphia Wal-Mart, by John O. Mason


Members of Philadelphia’s Labor movement and its allies demonstrated in from of the Wal- Mart store on 1675 South Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia, on Friday, November 28, 2014.
The demonstrator included members of the National Writers Union, Democratic Socialists of America, Coalition of Labor Union women, and the American Postal Workers Union. The demonstrators handed patrons flyers demanding that Wal-Mart pay its employees a minimum of $15.00 an hour and benefits, an end to understaffing, allowance for full-time work, consistent schedules, and respect for pregnant felame employees.
The Reverend Michael Couch, from the Micah Leadership Council in Washington, DC and pastor of New Beginnings Church of Philadelphia, said he came to Philadelphia “to support the workers (in) raising the minimum wage from $9.00 to $15.00 an hour, to (show) corporate greed is not right, and that we need to be here to support our workers and the people who work for Wal-Mart, s o they can get a better wage so they can take care of their families.”