— SEIU (@SEIU) November 22, 2012
— UFCW (@UFCW) November 23, 2012
To all the strikers from Wal-Mart. I stand with you in solidarity. You’re in my prayers. I admire your courage. #walkoutonwalmart
— Shaun Gains (@ShaunGains) November 23, 2012
— BRSinIL (@BRSinIL) November 23, 2012
DON’T CROSS A PICKET LINE! Video ppl turning around in solidarity w Walmart workers’ fight for fair wages/conditions! Black Friday strike!
— ThingsThatMakeUGoHm(@KaylaWildflower) November 23, 2012
But all that social media solidarity doesn’t seem to be hurting Walmart’s sales. Despite the best efforts of leftists like Robert Reich to convince shoppers to boycott the retail giant, the Christmas shopping season looks like it’s off to a great start at Walmart stores.
Wal-Mart: 22M+ customers served since opening stores last night, with 10M register transactions and 5,000 items/sec. processed at peak time.
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 23, 2012
Walmart was packed and people were going crazy for DVD players ;o twitter.com/ItsThatOneEric…
— December 1st c: (@ItsThatOneEric) November 23, 2012
meanwhile in Walmart.. this crowd is over some damn $2 DVDs 😹 twitter.com/that_HighGirl/…
— that HighGirl (@that_HighGirl) November 23, 2012
— Derek Jordan! (@laughingsense91) November 23, 2012
— Phin(Hoop ★)Jacques™ (@BallisAboveAll) November 23, 2012
Soooo many people #walmart#black#friday#crowd#crazy#people#deals instagr.am/p/SXB9L0AgiL/
— almarie joyce (@ajaylove15) November 23, 2012
Sorry, union organizers. Better luck next year.
Only 26 protests occurred at stores last night and many of them did not include any Walmart associates: walmarturl.com/10G487Q
— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) November 23, 2012
Walmart estimates no more than 50 workers walked out on their jobs on Black Friday. Heckuva job, unions!