Bentonville, Ark. – Three members of a group of about 20 people protesting working conditions at Walmart were reportedly arrested in Manhattan yesterday. According to the AP, the protestors, which included current and former Walmart employees as well as supporters, gathered outside a New York City building where a member of the chain’s board of directors has an office.
The protestors had a petition demanding that Walmart improve working conditions and rehire employees allegedly fired for labor activities. One man and two women were reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct.
The discounter issued a statement a statement saying the protest was staged by union activists and does not represent the views of most of its employees.
“You see so few current associates participating because they understand the unparalleled opportunity Walmart provides,” stated Davud Tovar, VP, Walmart corporate communications.