Black Friday Worker's March
The day after Thanksgiving has become a retail "holy day" where big stores will do anything to increase their sales, often on the backs of their lowest-paid workers. Large retailers like Macy's and Best Buy are once again forcing their employees to come to work on Thanksgiving evening and miss spending time with their families.
While retailers pull in record profits, Minneapolis workers battle through the holidays with unpredictable schedules, poverty wages, no paid sick time, and even wage theft. Workers who face this reality have joined the MPLSWorks campaign to fight for $15 an hour, fair scheduling, paid sick days, and an end to wage theft. They have talked with their city council members, occupied City Hall, and gone on strike. Now it's time to ask retailers on the day where they enjoy the most profits, will they support these policies too?
The Minnesota Retailers Association led by Pawn America and Best Buy has come out against the City of Minneapolis taking action on scheduling and sick day ordinances. Individual stores still have the opportunity to support their workers and all workers in Minneapolis. We expect them to treat their workers right, especially during the holidays!
Join workers on Black Friday to take their message to retailers in Downtown Minneapolis, and have a little fun on the most important sales day of the year.