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-- Fox News alert walking out on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
A brand new hour of America's Newsroom -- Patti -- brown in for Martha MacCallum.
And I'm Richard in for Bill Hemmer but the union workers at wal marts nationwide using today to protest what they call.
Unfair working conditions in demanding better benefits and pay.
James Rosen is live of the protest in mind over hills Maryland James.
Greg and -- and good morning this Black Friday confrontation hero Wal-Mart on folder with a lot of sound and fury.
A lot of evident passion a bit of tension but thankfully no violence and it should be said no discernible disruption to commerce.
The reverend doctor Edwin L Jones -- -- pastor would be living Baptist Church in Washington DC.
A led a crowd of roughly 400 boisterous protesters they've been -- in.
From the DC area and suburbs they included members of groups like jobs for justice.
They marched around the perimeter of this shopping complex in suburban Maryland.
Wal-Mart we were told brought in special security forces of its own when we asked how many they said enough when we asked where are they they said everywhere.
Four -- -- store managers then emerge from the store and met the reverend and his flock out in the parking lot there was a respectful exchange of words.
In which the reverend doctor Jones demanded some assurance that those who walked off the job -- Wal-Mart would not be retaliated against.
Bobby Williams the store manager kept his cool wouldn't commit to that just said that Wal-Mart respects its employees we've got a different estimates of how many people walked off the job at this Wal-Mart anywhere from fourteen to 25 to thirty Wal-Mart said none at all so we'll have to sort that out -- The protesters told -- several hundred around the country have walked out in about a hundred different cities we'll have to get precise figures there at the end I was able to interview the leader of this protest doctor Edwin L Jones the reverend doctor Edwin L Jones.
And guess what he wouldn't say the very worst about Wal-Mart.
We'll check with him more than half of the -- walked out today and -- we can't we get any.
And he knew it all in reference to any retaliation.
From the sounds like that in our thing -- right thing -- advances from -- the work.
We will be back and how many workers did walk off the job today -- those numbers have -- hampers you know the single one who.
And I know -- -- -- single one punt there let yet these personal right directly -- and I work and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- and then at least -- -- -- -- -- right behind the -- coming here and it released when -- -- started working probably more throughout battleground here what did you accomplish today but we accomplished.
What did we accomplish we have we're able to -- There we are going to stand we're not gonna continue to tolerate role models.
-- related disrespect disregard.
-- -- -- is not only -- and the Washington metropolitan area but throughout this country.
And things like this demonstrations like -- have not been done against Wal-Mart and we will be heard.
How much help did you get from the united food and commercial workers -- -- helpful to you yes they were what do they do for -- -- -- do they have organized this so contact the other unions who have throughout the area.
To come together support of -- after.
And what would you say your total crowd numbers here today they have -- -- number we've gotten these -- 200.
Look let's -- -- maybe double where you know I'm a man can beat them down and out of sight.
What's the plan going followers -- you just keep showing up here and every day went out for how long it's -- So we gonna keep showing up as many -- as we have -- until we can get the proper audience.
With the managing here we -- bringing community deleted the workers themselves out together and CEO -- Hillary Clinton's they had to retract that the legacy -- and we're gonna do it.
What was your assessment of what you heard from Bobby Williams the store manager what you think you've -- the would you think -- -- -- -- -- How good their Barbie gave us a good management position of where he is as a manager Barbara takes orders from other people.
And everything is so -- said what needed to be sip from his position.
Will it will it actually take place we will be finding out do you regard Wal-Mart as evil.
I've ivory Dartmoor -- the -- -- -- -- -- district gods there worker -- activists say evil but they have put profit over people.
And and and and any any good did this person knows.
That their most valuable asset is their people and and how did you distant god that which is your most valued by.
-- our Fox News cameras and your humble correspondent were right there in the thick of things when this crowd of about 400 people.
Met up and confronted directly before five store managers to emerge from Wal-Mart.
You can see in the video the reverend doctor -- -- Jones of living Baptist Church in Washington.
Having a face to face.
A bit tense but -- -- cordial and respectful overall with Bobby Williams the store manager.
Jones as I said was seeking some reassurance from Wal-Mart that it would not retaliate against her employees it's employees that.
Walked out on the picket lines today in various cities across the country Jones was unwilling to provide that assurance simply saying -- Wal-Mart respects its employees.
Gave reassurance of his -- the store that they will be back as long as it takes and as often as it takes to secure.
Their protest games now you heard in the interview that I did with the reverend that the united food and commercial workers union.
Was instrumental in organizing -- protest in contacting other groups to round up troops for the protest.
All of that is one of the key issues here that is presently before the National Labor Relations Board.
Which was supposed to issue a ruling sometime before Black Friday sometime before today it never did come yet.
Asked whether or not it would be legal for Wal-Mart employees.
To join the picket line.
-- Wal-Mart had filed before the National Labor Relations Board an unfair labor practices claim against the UF CW the united food and commercial workers union.
In essence arguing that the union is trying to mount a stealth effort.
I'd unionizing Wal-Mart one point four million strong workforce here in the US -- James that was a huge legal concession.
That you've got out of the pastor there.
I don't think he understands the legal consequences.
Of what he said because a lot of these groups including our Wal-Mart.
Claim -- -- I don't know we don't have anything to do with the union the united food and commercial workers.
Union even though they registry -- Labor Department as an affiliate of them.
So I mean this this would normally have consequences.
But for the fact that the labor relations board has pretty much stacked pro union right.
I can say to you Greg that I was aware of the -- the potential consequences of the answers when I posed the question.
The to the reverend doctor Jones you mention the political makeup of the National Labor Relations Board is presently comprised of four members.
Three Democrats one Republican.
So the math on that board does not bode well for Wal-Mart.
When and if this ruling -- typically these kinds of unfair labor practice complaints lodged with the National Labor Relations Board take six weeks to adjudicate.
They were aiming for a 72 hour turnaround in this case they didn't get it.
I suspect the lawyers involved in this battle will be very interest did -- in your interview in the concession you wittingly or unlocking -- Got out of the pastor was a shrewd in clever.
In -- view and well done James Rosen thank you very much.
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