Photo of the Day: Walmart workers risk arrest

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This afternoon, Walmart workers–along with some who have recently been fired in retaliation for speaking out for better working conditions–protested outside the company’s offices in Washington, DC.

Barbara Collins, a single mother who was recently fired after six years at the company known for its annoying smiley face unsafe working conditions, sexual harassment, excessive hours, and low pay, explained why they were risking arrest: “Enough is enough. We cannot wait any longer for Walmart to do what’s right for its workers and our families and all of our communities. If we are not reinstated and real changes to improve jobs are not made by Labor Day, we will be back to protest at Walmart stores across the country. This is just the beginning.”

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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