Surrounded by about 100 police officers in riot gear and a helicopter circling above, more than 50 Walmart workers and supporters were arrested in downtown Los Angeles Thursday night as they sat in the street protesting what they called the retailer's "poverty wages."
Walmart invited HuffPost to speak to a couple associates working in the Chinatown store during the protest Thursday. In the
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In response to the demonstrations, Walmart spokesman Steven Restivo wrote to HuffPost: Labor groups Making Change at Walmart
At another press conference a week later, union members spotted Harnett again. This time, she introduced herself as a Mercury
The protest was put together by Walmart Free NYC, an organization of workers, small businesses and elected officials, after
In the past, LA City Council has been unfriendly to Walmart. In 2004, the council passed an ordinance to hamper Walmart's
Business groups including the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Chinatown Business Improvement District have come