(MOBILE, Ala.) - Even though a number of Walmart stores in the Mobile area are on a list of stores purportedly participating in a nationwide Black Friday walkout, it’s unclear if they’re actually going to happen.
The union supporting the strikes, United Food & Commercial Workers, has promised 1,000 nationwide non-violent protests. The online list of participating locations can be found at http://www.CorporateActionNetwork.org
Walmart stores from Mobile to Bay Minette are on the list, but employees Local 15 spoke to off camera said they had not heard of any planned walkout and were surprised their store was on the list.
Local 15 reached out to UFCW, seeking an interview opportunity with someone organizing a local protest. A spokeswoman responded by e-mail, saying they could not immediately find someone but offered an interview with a striking employee outside our area.
Walmart issued a written statement to Local 15, saying, “The reality is that there are only a handful of associates, at a handful of stores scattered across the country that are participating in these UFCW made for TV events.”
Local stores on the online list have “TBD” for the time the protest is supposed to start.