Friday. 11/23, 12:30pm
Wall Street to Walmart: Occupy Black Friday

Where: Secaucus Walmart , 400 Park Pl, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094

Update: our press release is here.

In the wake of a series of unprecedented Walmart retail and warehouse strikes, Walmart workers, labor allies and community supporters have put Walmart on notice for Black Friday: End retaliation and attempts to silence workers or face nationwide strikes and direct action.

On Black Friday—the busiest shopping day of the year—Occupy Wall Street, 99 Pickets, ALIGN, Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, Retail Action Project, Occupy Bergen County and allies will occupy a Walmart store in North Jersey in solidarity with these courageous workers. Join us as we clog the checkout lines, take over the store with shopping carts, sing songs, picket the store, and disrupt Walmart’s business.

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Sign up text message alerts: text “@blackfridaywalmart” to 23559.

N22 THANKSGIVING DAY 4PM: On Thursday we’ll have THANKSGIVING DINNER in Liberty Square, with hot meals also provided to Occupy Trinity, Union Square and Occupy Sandy relief efforts throughout the boroughs. This will be a time to come together as a community and reflect on the struggles of workers and indigenous communities

RSVP on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/410804522326108/

Afterwards, a small delegation will be going to Walmart to deliver treats and notes to workers who are being forced to go to work instead of spending the day with their families.

N23 BLACK FRIDAY
5AM: We will kick the day off at an early morning “Walmart sales event” and put Walmart on notice that this year, they won’t be able to conduct business as usual.

12:30PM (note the new time): The main event. Hundreds of us will be gathering at the Walmart store in Secaucus, NJ and staying all afternoon to disrupt commerce and stand in solidarity with workers across the country who are fighting for their rights.

Meet at the intersection of Park Plaza Drive and Harmon Meadow Blvd, near Sam’s Club. Map: http://goo.gl/maps/JKHuC
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291565284287460/

Transportation
Have a car? We need help with carpooling and we have a fun, safe “Occupy the Parking Spaces” action planned at Walmart all day.

Don’t have a car? We have buses leaving NYC at 11:30AM.

If you want to take the bus or are able to drive, fill out this form with both your email and phone so we can follow up with you.
http://99pickets.org/picket/wall-street-to-walmart/#signup

Mass transit: You can take NJ Transit to the store location; the store is a 20 minute ride from Port Authority at 42nd and 8th Ave. Take the 320 bus. Buses leave about every twenty minutes. Buy a ticket (about $8 round trip) and tell the bus driver you’re going to Walmart, You’ll be dropped off in the Walmart parking lot next the meetup point.

Text Loop
Sign up for text message alerts: text “@blackfridaywalmart” to 23559.

Not in NY, NJ, CT?
Participate in one of 999 Walmart solidarity actions around the country.
https://www.facebook.com/events/441896105875025/
http://www.corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday/events

About the Walmart Strikes

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/walmart-black-friday-strike-organized-online-video_n_2094698.html

http://changewalmart.tumblr.com

http://www.minyanville.com/trading-and-investing/stocks/articles/Labor-Economist253A-Why-Wal-mart-May/10/19/2012/id/45167?page=full

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/1023/Walmart-legal-troubles-mount-as-Black-Friday-walkout-looms

How to Get Involved
Sign up for updates below.

We’ll send you info about logistics for the day-of, Black Friday action meetings and the planning email list. You can also sign up for a spot on a bus.

Sponsor a Walmart Striker
https://www.wepay.com/donations/walmart-strikers-food-fund

https://www.wepay.com/donations/dont-let-walmart-silence-workers-support-worker-leaders-who-are-calling-for-change



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