'black Friday' Has Workers Seeing Red

Retail employees launch Change.org petitions against Black Friday sales starting on Thanksgiving, saying it cuts into family celebrations.

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    11/26/2021 - 4:50 am | View Link
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    11/26/2021 - 4:35 am | View Link
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    11/26/2021 - 12:50 am | View Link
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    11/28/2021 - 3:07 am | View Website
  • 'More Workers Than Shoppers': Scenes From an Anemic Black ...
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    11/26/2021 - 7:41 am | View Website
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    11/25/2021 - 10:09 pm | View Website
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    11/25/2021 - 10:02 pm | View Website
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    11/25/2021 - 6:41 pm | View Website
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