Walmart employees are not happy. They are threatening a strike this Thanksgiving evening and Black Friday. Might you better get your turkey early?

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There are several indicators that this could be a rough weekend for the chain. Here are the facts presented by Dial Global.

  • Protesting low wages, spiking healthcare premiums, and alleged retaliation from management, Walmart workers started to walk off the job last week in Southern California and Seattle
  • The workers, who are part of a union-backed employee coalition called Making Change at Wal-Mart, say this is the beginning of a wave of protests and strikes leading up to next week’s Black Friday. A thousand store protests are planned in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., the group says
  • Walmart plans to open stores at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. Employees said they weren’t given a choice as to whether they would work on Thanksgiving and were told to do so with little warning
  • With 1.4 million US workers, Walmart is the U.S.’s largest private employer