BLACK FRIDAY ACTION

When:
November 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2014-11-28T10:00:00-08:00
2014-11-28T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
BUS STOP at Wallmart and the GUide
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Betsy Pernotto
360-647-1752

Rally and action 10 am to 12 noon on Friday, Nov. 28 at WM on Guide Meridian in Bellingham.

The national OUR Walmart GOAL is $15 an Hour and Full-Time.

STRATEGY AND TACTICS FOR FRIDAY

  • Gather at 10 am at the bus stop in front of WM on Meridian. 
  • Send 2 or more people to each driveway entrance giving flyers to shoppers who come in.  Kristin will find out if the OUR Walmart group creates a leaflet or we create it.
  • Launch “waves” of people in cadres of 4 or 5 who go into the store with stickers on and push carts showing support for WM workers.
  • Each wave stays inside 15 minutes (or until evicted) and then another wave goes in
  • When a “wave” comes out, they will stand in front of the store holding signs.
  • Groups committing so far with the leaders for that group are:

IWW (Dave)
Whatcom Dems (Abe & Carole)
NW WA CLC  (Betsy)
Whatcom Peace & Justice (Larry & Karen)
SEIU 1199NW (Judy)
Familias Unidas (Ramon Torres)
United Steelworkers (Marv)
ReSources (Matt)

  • Sign making party on Nov. 18 at 5:30 at the Labor Hall.
  • We may have small cards (business-card size) thanking WM workers that we can give to workers in the store.  We discussed that many workers will be fearful and not want to take anything from us & we will respect that.
  • Delegation going into store to meet with manager–delegation made up of a representative from each group participating.  I think the AFL-CIO has a letter we can use.  This visit to the manager will trigger a call to Bentonville.

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