ALBANY — Not everybody during Walmart on Black Friday was shopping.
Union-backed protesters fabricated outward Walmart locations opposite a republic to direct compensate raises for store workers — and they got a uncover of support from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
“Today, as millions of Americans flog off a holiday selling season, we inspire all of them to cruise a huge misapplication suffered by many of a workers who are assisting them with their purchases,” Schneiderman pronounced in a matter of support for a Walmart protests.
“Across a country, workers are station adult to direct a satisfactory day’s compensate for a satisfactory day’s work,” Schneiderman said. “I’m unapproachable to mount with them as they lift their voices to send an critical message: No one who works full-time should have to onslaught to feed their families.”
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) also voiced support for a protests.
“In it TOGETHER: a struggles of Walmart workers are a struggles of NYC’s low-wage workers,” she tweeted.
The protests, that were corroborated by a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, were pursuit on a sell hulk to compensate workers $15 an hour.
Walmart mouthpiece Brooke Buchanan shielded a retailer’s diagnosis of employees and downplayed a protests.
“The existence is that Walmart is focused each day on providing a associates with opportunities for pursuit growth,” she said.
Worker Center Watch, a organisation that marks kinship activity, criticized a protests and bloody Schneiderman for voicing his support.
“Schneiderman would rather shill for his kinship cronies that have upheld his domestic campaigns instead of station adult for a order of law,” pronounced Ryan Williams, a comparison confidant to a Worker Center.