Thanksgiving is one of the two biggest holidays of the year. For many of us, it’s a welcome time to relax with family and friends. But a few retail chains want to turn it into another shopping day instead.
Saying "Enough is enough," our friends at Labor 411 have compiled a Dirty Dozen list of the retail chains who have decided to open on Thanksgiving, putting profits over people and forcing their workers to clock in today instead of being at home with their families. We join Labor 411 in urging you to vote with your wallets and refuse to shop today. The Dirty Dozen are: Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond and DSW; Gamestop, JC Penney and Kmart; Macy's, New York and Company and Old Navy; and Sears, Target and Walmart.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1953, some 400 New York City photoengravers working for the city’s newspapers, supported by 20,000 other newspaper unionists, began what would become an 11-day strike, shutting down the papers.
Today’s labor quote is by William Sylvis, founder of the National Labor Union, born on this date in 1828.
William Sylvis, who said:
“Our cause is a common one. It is war between poverty and wealth. … This moneyed power is fast eating up the substance of the people. We have made war upon it, and we mean to win it. If we can, we will win through the ballot box; if not, then we shall resort to sterner means.”
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