November 29th, 2013
09:08 AM ET

Protests Expected at Walmart Today? CEO Bill Simon Says "It's not unexpected"

While shoppers empty their wallets, some employees are venting frustration. Protests are expected at Walmart location around the country today. As of this morning however, it's unclear how many Walmart workers are actually taking part, and how many union organizers might be on the picket lines instead. CNN's Kyong Lah reports.


Later on "NewDay," CNN's Don Lemon spoke to Bill Simon, President & CEO of Walmart, and asked him about these protests. He responded:

"Black Friday... millions and millions of people out shopping is the big stage, and Walmart's a big player on the big stage. And as there are those that want to change a service industry like retail, it's not unexpected that they would be out on Black Friday at Walmart with something to say about that."


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  1. denisdilactif

    The only people that get big bucks at walmart its the salary manager , other thant that the payrate are suck ...oohh gosh! I make $8/hr as a dpt manager ...

    November 29, 2013 at 11:09 am | Reply

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