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Protestors Demand Walmart Raise Workers’ Pay

Written by  Steve Fuller Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Protestors Demand Walmart Raise Workers’ Pay Ellsworth American Photo by Steve Fuller

ELLSWORTH— Members of Occupy Ellsworth gathered Friday morning at the Myrick Street intersection across from the Walmart Supercenter as part of an ongoing effort seeking to have the retail giant increase its wages and benefits for its employees.

About 15 people came out to hold signs with messages such as “Boycott Black Friday” and “Walmart: Respect Our Community… Raise Your Workers’ Pay!” Group member John Curtis said the response from the public passing by had been “excellent,” with lots of honks of support and people giving thumbs up. “We have gotten more support today than ever before,” he said.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller covers Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Eastbrook, Waltham, Osborn, Aurora, Amherst and Great Pond. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast’s Republican Journal prior to joining The Ellsworth American in April of 2012.

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