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November 24, 2013 | With Black Friday the busiest shopping day of the year, more and more retail giants are forcing employees to come in on Thanksgiving Day—often during dinner hours.
Walmart and Target are both opening earlier than they did last year. Staples will be open on Thanksgiving for the first time ever, and K-Mart will stay open for 41 hours straight. You can read a complete list of which stores are giving workers a break, and which ones are not, here.
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There is no reason for this except greed. Opening on Thanksgiving Day takes workers away from their families over a holiday when they should be giving thanks with their loved ones.
Sign the pledge: No holiday shopping at any retail giant that doesn't give workers Thanksgiving off.
Which stores are open and which are closed on Thanksgiving? Laura Clawson, Daily Kos
Staying closed on Thanksgiving: Perennial big box boss hero Costco, Nordstrom, BJ's Wholesale Club, Home Depot, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory, Apple, Radio Shack, American Girl, Patagonia, REI, Dillard's, Ross, and Menards.
Big Retailers Make Low-Paid Workers Into Exploited Turkeys on Thanksgiving, Mark Karlin, Truthout / Buzzflash
- The mythic heritage of Thanksgiving may soon find the turkey replaced by the power of the almighty buck.
- Black Friday Walmart Protests