Around 1,500 Walmart Black Friday protests nationwide led to more than 110 arrests, according to organizers. They've also drawn support from elected officials and celebrities. In Minneapolis, where 26 were arrested, Mayor-elect Betsy Hodges said "low-wage workers are united in courage: they are determined to lift their wages above poverty levels and protect dignity and respect in the workplace, and Minneapolis is joining cities across America in standing with them." In Congress:
Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey, and House members Jan Schakowsky, Judy Chu, William Lacy Clay, Gwen Moore, and Jim McDermott also voiced their support in a Friday statement, saying “It is time that Walmart pays its workers a fair wage and stops trampling on their rights.” The Democrats charged that the company “has systematically and illegally retaliated against workers who have had the courage to stand up to improve conditions.”And:
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