Northern New England Occupy Walmart http://wamc.org en Walmart Workers Strike To Attend Shareholders' Meeting http://wamc.org/post/walmart-workers-strike-attend-shareholders-meeting <p>Inspired by the civil rights era freedom rides a group of&nbsp; activists have caravanned to Bentonville Arkansas for this Friday’s Walmart shareholders’ meeting.&nbsp;&nbsp; The activists include so-called “ strikers” –Walmart employees who have left their jobs to make the trip.&nbsp; The union- backed labor group&nbsp; OUR Walmart organized the caravans to call attention to what it claims is the retail giant’s history of retaliation against activist workers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief&nbsp; Paul Tuthill spoke with one of the Walmart&nbsp; “ strikers”- Aubre Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:36:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 66377 at http://wamc.org Walmart Workers Strike To Attend Shareholders' Meeting Northern New England Occupy Groups Join Walmart Protests http://wamc.org/post/northern-new-england-occupy-groups-join-walmart-protests <p>Occupy protesters in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont joined others across the nation in Black Friday pickets at Walmart stores.<br><br>In New Hampshire, groups demonstrated in Somersworth, Manchester, Derry, Salem and other locations to take issue with wages, benefits and treatment of employees of the world's largest retailer.<br><br>In Ellsworth, one of the Maine communities where protesters appeared, about 15 activists near the city's Walmart Supercenter held signs with slogans such as "Support the strike!" and "Boycott Black Friday!"<br> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52652 at http://wamc.org