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Protests Backed by Union Get Wal-Mart’s Attention


In a rare move, Wal-Mart is trying to stop a union-backed group from staging a series of demonstrations against the company on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Wal-Mart Stores, the nation’s largest employer and retailer, has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board — its first in a decade — seeking to prevent the group, known as OUR Walmart, from holding what the group says will be the biggest protests of this kind against the company at hundreds of stores.

Wal-Mart called the protests planned for this week a union-financed, union-orchestrated effort that did not represent how most employees felt. It said it expects small protests at just a few stores.

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