Wal-Mart http://wamc.org en Vermont Workers Center Leading Low-Wage Protests http://wamc.org/post/vermont-workers-center-leading-low-wage-protests <p></p><p></p><p>Shoppers heading out for Black Friday at two of Vermont's Wal-Mart stores are likely to run into protesters trying to raise awareness about low wages for workers at the retail giant's outlets.</p><p>The Vermont Workers Center is organizing events it says are tied to similar protests around the country.</p><p>Actions are planned for the Wal-Mart store in Williston from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Berlin Wal-Mart from noon to 2 p.m.</p><p>Similar protests are planned for McDonald's restaurants in South Burlington and Berlin next Thursday.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:05:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 78818 at http://wamc.org Vermont Workers Center Leading Low-Wage Protests Salvation Army Trumpeter Muted by Wal-Mart http://wamc.org/post/salvation-army-trumpeter-muted-wal-mart <p>A retired music school professor says he was told to stop playing holiday songs on his trumpet while collecting for the Salvation Army outside a northern New York Wal-Mart store.<br><br>Robert Gibbs, an 81-year-old retired Crane School of Music professor, says managers at the Wal-Mart store in Potsdam told him Thursday that he could not play his horn at his kettle.<br><br>Gibbs says Friday he's been playing Christmas carols and holiday standards like "White Christmas" for years outside the store in northern New York.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:10:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53531 at http://wamc.org