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Wal-Mart pre-opening gala gets community, labor protest 

On the 3ed of December, Wal-Mart held a "Grand Opening Preview" for
invited VIP's at their 99 H st NE location. There were more protesters
outside the store than VIPs waiting to be admitted.
There were security guards and even a cop to make sure nobody but the
VIPs and invited guests got inside, and a number of mainstream reporters
were excluded.

Wal-Mart is starting their workers at $9.25 an hour. This is for a store
that demands 24-7 short notice availability, drug testing, and is
notorious for difficult working conditions. So many people quit or are
fired that on average a Wal-Mart job lasts only about three months.

Before breaking ground on their construction sites, they were promising
to start workers at between $11 an hour and $12 an hour. This was 25%
more than they are actually paying. I wonder what other promises
Wal-Mart made to Mayor Grey that they are breaking or have already
broken?

A second Wal-Mart protest is scheduled for Tomorrow (Wed) Dec 4 starting
at 7:45AM at the GA Ave Wal-Mart as they attempt to open for real.

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Added: Dec-3-2013 Occurred On: Dec-3-2013
By: dcdirectactionnews
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Tags: dcdirectactionnews, Wal-Mart, labor
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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