WCW Releases New Videos Ahead of Black Friday Protests

Today, Worker Center Watch released a new video, “I’m Not a Worker.”  The title is a direct quote from OUR Walmart protestors at a Pico Rivera, California store last week (November 19th, 2015). We couldn’t sum up the OUR Walmart protests with any more efficiently than the protestors did with that simple statement, “I’m not a worker.”
Another video released today includes interviews from various affiliated unions and worker center groups.  As both videos demonstrate, these protests are comprised of union members, activists and students, rather than actual workers.  It’s been previously documented that many of these protestors are paid to participate.  According to the L.A. Times, “In the past, the United Food and Commercial Workers and OUR Walmart, a subsidiary of UFCW, had offered $50 gift cards to anyone who showed up to protest.”
A number of news articles this week also pulled back the curtain on today’s actions:
Tis The Season For Black Friday Union Organized Protests
Anti-Walmart Union Group Plans Black Friday Protests
The Phony Black Friday Walmart Protests
Union Front Groups To Picket Nation’s Largest Private Employer
Bad advertising: OUR Wal-Mart’s Black Friday protests
Different year, same story as Big Labor promotes Black Friday protests