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Today (Friday) workers and their unions in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zambia and the United States are joining together to demand change at Walmart through the UNI Walmart Global Union Alliance.

Josh Eidelson explains at The Nation in, Walmart Workers Will Rally in Ten Countries Tomorrow,

The labor campaign confronting Walmart in the United States is planning an international escalation for tomorrow. In partnership with the global union federation UNI, the union-affiliated group Making Change at Walmart is supporting a “Global Day of Action,” with participation expected from Walmart workers in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia. The day’s main US protest will be a Miami demonstration featuring a street theater performance in the tradition of the United Farm Workers’ teatro campesino.

… Tomorrow’s global protests will call for an end to alleged retaliation against US Walmart worker activists. They will also include a moment of silence for the 112 workers who died in a November 24 fire at a factory that produced Walmart apparel in Bangladesh.

At the same time, in Washington, DC organizations including SumOfUs, Jobs with Justice, Respect DC, CREDO and others will rally to demand that Walmart change dangerous factory conditions which led to the deaths of 112 workers in Bangladesh last month. This will take place at 12pm, Friday, December 14 at Walmart’s lobbying headquarters at 8th & G NW.

Visit the UNI Global Union Alliance@Walmart Facebook page.

Visit the Global Day of Solidarity website.

Click here for Global Day of Solidarity campaign materials, including instructions for hosting an event, flyers, Mik Check script and other materials.

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