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Some Walmart workers protest in NYC

September 5, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Several people have been taken into police custody in New York City while participating in a protest against Walmart.

About 20 employees, former employees and supporters gathered Thursday outside a Manhattan building where a member of the company's board of directors has an office.

They delivered a petition calling for improved working conditions. It also sought reinstatement of workers they said had been fired for engaging in labor activities.

The company issued a statement calling the protest "a show" put on by union activists from other states. It said the "vast majority" of its workers do not share the protesters' opinions.



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