Workers Go on Strike at Florida Walmart

Over 80 walk out


Dozens of workers at a Florida Wal-Mart walked off the job this morning, mounting the first Wal-Mart store work stoppage since the firings of twenty workers who participated in an extended June strike.

"I don't have fear," striker Jose Bello told Salon in Spanish. "I don't have any fear. They could punish us – we're used to that." Bello said that at least eighty of the employees at his Hialeah, Florida store had joined the strike, which began at 9 AM. Wal-Mart did not immediately respond to a request for comment.