MEDFORD, Ore. – The Black Friday weekend has wrapped up, but some people may still be battling Walmart controversies. Strikes and walkouts happened at Walmart chains across the country this weekend and a local group that opposes the Walmart corporation took action as well.
Police arrested a protester at a Portland Walmart store on Friday. They said he wouldn’t leave the premises. Union workers there, like those all across the U.S., are demanding better pay and benefits from Walmart.
At the Medford Walmart, a group calling themselves the Rogue Residents Against Walmart, or “RRAW”, delivered a letter to the South Medford store in opposition of what they consider mistreatment of their employees; their letter stated: “We are here today in support of not only your Walmart associates but also those across the country who are on strike demanding respect.”
RRAW was also involved in protesting the new South Medford Super Walmart when it first opened this summer.