Los Angeles, CA
June 30, 2012
Thousands March in Largest Walmart Protest in U.S. History!
In the largest-ever protest against Walmart in U.S. history, thousands in Los Angeles demanded the world’s largest private employer start respecting its workers and communities or stay out of L.A. Union workers from every industry marched alongside Walmart and warehouse workers, Chinatown residents, community and civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists, and our sisters and brothers from the San Diego, Orange, South Bay and San Francisco labor councils who rode in on buses to stand up to Walmart and stop the “Walmartization” of L.A. jobs.
The Teamsters trucks and Horsemen motorcycle club led the march from the Los Angeles State Historic Park (the Cornfield) through the streets of Chinatown. Walmart workers and Chinatown residents led the colorful and long march behind the massive banner: “Walmart = Poverty.” Thousands carried signs: “Walmart: How the 1% Hurts the 99%.”