A dozen activists showed up at the Wal-Mart store on Carlisle today with a giant inflatable pig, protesting the store’s involvement with suppliers who they say mistreat pigs. The protest is just one of many targeting the nation’s largest employer, and comes just days after the National Labor Relations Board or NLRB settled a complaint lodged by the retail giant against a group of protesters.
In its suit, Walmart complained that the United Food and Commercial Workers union engaged in unfair labor practices against the retail giant. These practices included the illegal picketing at Walmart stores across the nation – including in the Albuquerque area - which culminated in the so-called Black Friday protests on the day after Thanksgiving last November. In the settlement, union officials agreed to stop the contentious actions.