"Walmart wants to wrap itself in family values but when it comes to extending those values to employees it doesn't seem to be concerned with that," said Javier Ybarra of OUR Walmart, a national Walmart employee association. According to OUR Walmart organization, a desire for a living wage, affordable healthcare, and more stable work schedules are some of the issues pushing the protest.
A spokesperson from Walmart's home office in Bentonville had this to say about the companies working environment:
"We have some of the best jobs in the retail industry. Our compensation our benefits are competitive with other retailers in the industry. They have to be, otherwise we wouldn't be able to staff our stores," said David Tovar of Walmart Corporation."
Walmart doesn't anticipate the protests will have any impact on Black Friday for stores or customers.