Friday was a historic day for labor organizing, as workers and their supporters at 1,000 Walmarts across the country protested on the superstore’s most profitable day. Unsurprisingly, Walmart told a different story, claiming that the Black Friday actions had little impact. But the hundreds of employees who walked out—despite threats of arrest and retaliation—showed that workers are willing to stand up to the nation’s largest employer. Nation contributor Josh Eidelson, who live-blogged the protests, joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! to discuss Walmart’s failing attempts to suppress the strikes. 

—Christie Thompson

For more on the Walmart strikes, check out Josh Eidelson’s live-blog coverage