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-- Serious shopping wasn't the only serious business being done at the nation's largest retailer in fact some of the best action of Wal-Mart was outside distort.
Chief Washington correspondent James Rosen tonight on big labor's Black Friday power grab.
From the skies over suburban Maryland they appear like a small battalion 400 or so protesters deposited by five charter buses chanting slogans.
And carrying signs with messages like slave at Wal-Mart that -- -- 830 and our.
Handful of the managers at Wal-Mart store number 512 -- backed up -- invisible plain -- security emerged to confront the crowd which was led by a Washington based Baptist minister.
Can you say to me that none of these workers that have walked out today we'll be retaliated against or -- -- -- any kind of way.
-- than in some type of punishment.
That's something for the -- -- today can you say they're concerned.
I appreciate your concern for us vs -- we'll figure that manner when -- thanks again to please.
We on the other side of our cruisers were together -- right now -- how lawful.
From the -- that the strong hand to the united food and commercial workers union UF CW could be felt.
Including an apparent instruction to all of the picketers not to talk to reporters memoir you know today.
-- -- -- -- Miami Toronto the greens sure we're -- talk to the green shirt and a sense -- it's notable in mysterious.
Not -- let's see we can talk to some folks here.
Could -- tell us why you're here today.
Forward -- who have -- -- over the green show OK here we go here's a green should have been quite yet today September Perkins Al.
This -- and well.
Why you were told to talk to the people of the green shirt you're -- should it.
That I took so far but not that -- to the media but a lot of history -- -- here how much help did you get from the united food and commercial workers were they helpful tip yeah.
Yes they were what do they -- what did do they have organize this and also contact the other unions -- -- throughout the area.
But to come together to support us in this effort.
In all the protests on hold its forms -- -- -- in dozens of cities across America with no violence and no discernible disruption to commerce on the day when nearly 13 of all Americans go shopping either online or brick and mortar stores.
The number of protests being reported by the UF CW are grossly exaggerated said Wal-Mart executive David -- -- adding.
We had our best Black Friday ever an hour Wal-Mart one of the -- affiliated groups was unable to recruit more than a small number of associates to participate in these made for TV events.
Now this question of coordination between groups like our Wal-Mart and the big labor unions openly acknowledged here today is one of the critical issues being investigated.
By the National Labor Relations Board.
Wal-Mart had asked the board to halt today's picketing on the grounds that the UF CW union is improperly using these groups to try to unionize wal -- work force.
The National Labor Relations Board said today it's highly anticipated Black Friday ruling.
Won't be ready until at least next week -- We'll talk about it with the panel James Rosen thank you.
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