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Walmart employees in 6 states plan Black Friday wage protests

Walmart employees plan to protest for higher wages at stores in at least six states and Washington, D.C., on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The demonstrations mark the third straight year that the group OUR Walmart has organized broad strikes on the day marking the start of the holiday shopping season. The activists and employees will be calling for more full-time jobs and significant wage hikes to $15 an hour.