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    14 Nov 2014

    Striking Walmart workers in Pico Rivera arrested by local sheriff's dept. Reporters told they must leave or be arrested.

    Hundreds of Wal-Mart workers and those supporting them protested Alleged retaliation by the retail giant near a Pico Rivera store Thursday evening, with dozens getting taken into custody by the Sheriff’s Department. 
    The arrests, which took place where workers sat in an intersection at Paramount and Washington boulevards, followed an earlier sit-in strike at the company’s Crenshaw Boulevard store in Baldwin Hills.
    Photos posted by a union on Twitter showed people holding signs with their mouths taped closed inside the store. Photos were being posted from protests nationwide under the hashtag#Walmartstrikers.
    “I’m sitting down on strike today to protest Walmart’s illegal fear tactics and to send a message to management and the Waltons that they can’t continue to silence us and dismiss the growing calls for $15 an hour and full-time work that workers are raising across the country,” said striker Kiana Howard in a news release distributed by the national organization OUR Walmart.
    A union-supported group of employees, OUR Walmart is calling for Wal-Mart to pay $15 per hour and provide consistent, full-time hours to workers. 
    In a statement, a spokesman said Wal-Mart was “proud to be a company of opportunity.”
    “Our workers have access to unparalleled advancement opportunties, cash bonuses, a 401(k) plan and many other benefits,” said Kory Lundberg, director of media relations for Wal-Mart.
    Beginning at 5 p.m. outside the Pico Rivera Walmart on Washington Boulevard, sign-waving workers and supporters of the movement gathered by the hundreds.
    Some sat down in a circle in the middle of the busy intersection while Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies held batons and wore helmets. Deputies pulled them to their feet and took them away to be loaded into a bus, video from the scene showed.
    A woman who was sitting in the circle said she was willing to get arrested in protest of what she called “retaliation” against her fellow workers.
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    15 comments:

    1. Wow, LACSD sent in a riot squad to break up a strike. It's like the last 100 years never happened.

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    2. The ignorance of the cashier beggars belief. Sherry has love for her child despite what most of society thinks about Down's syndrome which just goes to show that love knows no barriers. The cashier on the other hand needs to be checked for foot in mouth disease.

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    3. maliban al malibanNovember 14, 2014

      the cops were experienced enough to know that a huge percentage of rape claim come from mentally disturbed psycho wenches. these cops well know that it is wrong to destroy a man's life based on the claim a demented psycho that will not ultimately stand up in court -------------that is if the man has the money and the courage to risk life in prison.

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    4. I wonder if you would feel the same way if your wife, daughter or mother were raped? Oh wait, maybe the females in your family are psyco-bitches and we don't want to ruin a mans life by reporting the rapes. I hope the females in your life read what you wrote. Or maybe your a rapist looking for an excuse as all the women that you rape are psyco-bitches.

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    5. Walmart a company of opportunity? Opportunity for what? To live on slave wages, buy cheap shit from China, an opportunity to have the tax payers pay for you and your families medical care. You know that when you apply for a job at walmart that they hand you an application for medicare because they know that you will not be given enough work hours to pay for walmarts medical care they offer to employees.


      STOP SHOPPING AT EXTORTIONMART WAKE THE FUCKUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    6. Jack of SpadesNovember 14, 2014

      I would have disposed of the cashier in the parking lot.

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    7. Evil LiberalNovember 14, 2014

      What about the child abuse cases? Like they havent caught you raping or abusing children yet?

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    8. maliban al malibanNovember 14, 2014

      how many psycho wenches put their kids up to claiming sexual abuse so they can get more welfare and victims assistance payments.

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    9. maliban al malibanNovember 14, 2014

      don't listen to the lesbians. you will end up 40, infertile, childless, unhappy, on prozac, bankrupt 401 k, nine abortions with suicide as you next best option

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    10. When a story spikes your emotions, you're probably being conned.
      I don't believe this ever happened.
      It's probably a clever fable written by a Christian to get us outraged about abortion & those who are ok with it.
      Same goes for "Sandy Hoax", spiked emotions & it appears to have been a gun grabbing theatrical scam.

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    11. Matthew GillNovember 14, 2014

      coughcough* bs coughcough*

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    12. SooriamoorthyNovember 15, 2014

      That cashier is certainly a very dangerous person, though not as dangerous as Hillary or Barack Hussain or Boehner or any of those scumbags.

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    13. SooriamoorthyNovember 15, 2014

      A Police chief deeply disturbed?
      Is it because he discovered that his wife is in fact a man?

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    14. Being the parent of a down syndrome baby, it happens. What you don't like is the truth and the fact any of your “perfectly” born children can end up disabled after one: slip and fall, one infection, on car accident. Just. Like. That. This next line will really blow your mind....so can YOU.

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    15. I believe her. And what would you know Lib, not much. Look at who you vote for.

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