Boycott Target on Black Friday: 37,000 Target Employees Sign Petition To Protest Working Long Hours On Thanksgiving

I absolutely refuse to shop at Target.

In fact I dislike target far more than I dislike Walmart, which for all its flaws caters to low income people with good prices on essential food product including name brands.

When I was working and had to wear a bra for work I found bras for ten dollars that fit better and were far better value for my working class dollar than any thing I could find at Macy’s for two to three times the price.

Yes I know Walmart’s treatment of their employees suck.  But almost all big box store corporations suck when it comes to how they treat their employees.

This is why all retail store employees should be unionized.

From Think Progress:  http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/15/368716/target-thanksgiving-protest/

By Marie Diamond
Nov 15, 2011

amondon Nov 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

It’s no secret that to boost profits during a down economy, many retailers have put the squeeze on their employees to work longer and harder for less and less. That pressure only increases during the holiday season, when stores try to woo consumers with marathon sales and midnight openings. Workers are often forced to choose between being with their families or working long hours on holidays to keep their jobs.

Now, thousands of employees are standing up to the retail giant Target to protest the long hours they’re being required to work on Thanksigiving:

Anthony Hardwick says he resents working at Target Corp. (TGT) on Thanksgiving and has garnered more than 37,000 signatures on an online protest petition.

Target, Macy’s Inc. (M), Gap Inc. (GPS), Kohl’s Corp. (KSS), Toys “R” Us Inc. and Best Buy Co. all plan to open at midnight or earlier on Thanksgiving in an attempt to goose sales that the National Retail Federation says may rise just 2.8 percent this holiday season, or about half as much as last year.

Continue reading at:   http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/15/368716/target-thanksgiving-protest/

 

 

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