Local Wal-Mart employees protest unfair work conditions
HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Dozens of Wal-Mart workers in Hialeah Gardens walked out on the job, Friday morning.
Over 40 employees protested outside for better working conditions and better pay at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Northwest 93rd Street and 77th Avenue.
One worker said she is tired of being treated unfairly. Gelmarie Vazquez said, "Abuse associates, other people, leave to other stores. They don't replace them with other workers, and then there are a little bit of people doing that position; they want to break us to do five things at once. They're cutting our hours. They're not being fair with our evaluations. They're not being fair to anybody with the hours."
Wal-Mart released the following statement shortly after: "We want every associate to be able to build a schedule that suits their needs while at the same time scheduling shifts when our customers shop, and we have taken specific actions this year to do so. Our goal is to have our stores staffed to meet our customers' needs and that means having more people available to work on nights and weekends. We have hours available in this store for associates if they want to work them," said Kory Lundberg, Director of National Media Relations for Wal-Mart .
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