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Protestors call for increased wages at Walmart
GLENMONT -- Demonstrators marked Black Friday at Walmart stores to bring attention to the wages the company pays its employees.
About three dozen people protested outside the Walmart in Glenmont Friday morning. Protesters were not Walmart employees rather people who support their interests and want to see them making more money while working for the world's largest retailer.
They're also pushing for more of those workers to made full-time employees and be paid better wages. Protesters said it was no coincidence the demonstrations, around the country, take place on the busiest shopping day of the year.
"If we convince even a couple of people not to come out here as long as we keep doing that across the nation then large retailers like Walmart are going to have less and less of a reason to do these door buster deals," said Dan Curtis, a protester in Glenmont.
The Vice President of Communications for Walmart said Thursday, despite the protests Black Friday was a successful day economically for the company.
"We have a lot of entry level jobs, but we allow our employees to move up the economic ladder", David Tovar said of the demonstrations.