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NLRB complains Walmart Black Friday protesters broke rules, went too far

Labor union members and protesters who stormed a Michigan Walmart on “Black Friday”  in 2012 have landed in hot water with the National Labor Relations Board.The NLRB has filed a complaint against Our Walmart, a so-called “workers center” group that organizes protests and claims to represent employees at the national big-box retailer, and the United Food and Commercial Workers labor union, which funds Our Walmart’s activities. The complaint also names a number of individuals, including UFCW employees and members of Occupy Detroit, who participated in protests at a Walmart in Dearborn, Mich., in November.The Black Friday protests have become a common sight at Walmarts and other large retailers, but the labor unions behind the protests stepped up their efforts in 2013 to coincide with a national push from progressives seeking to hike the minimum wage.The protesters in Dearborn apparently stepped it up a little too much.According to the NLRB, “approximately 50 to 80” individuals stormed t...

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