150 protest at Wal-Mart meeting

Union groups, employees allege unfair labor practices

Posted: June 4, 2013 at 3:48 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER Protestors from Organization United for Respect at Walmart march Monday, June 3, 2013, outside Walmart Stores, Inc.'s Home Office in Bentonville. Monday marked the start of Walmart's annual Shareholders Week. Protestors of the company routinely picket the company during Shareholders Week. The group, mostly consisting of current and former Walmart associates from around the country, was protesting "the illegal relation against workers who speak out for a better Walmart," according to a press release by the organization.

BENTONVILLE — About 150 demonstrators from both coasts kicked off Wal-Mart’s annual shareholder’s meeting week Monday with a low-key, early morning protest, mostly on the sidewalk outside the home office of the world’s largest retailer.

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Business, Pages 21 on 06/04/2013