Walmart employees expected to strike

CREATED Nov 21, 2012

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  • In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 photo a woman pushes a shopping cart away from the entrance of a Walmart store in North Kingstown, R.I.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reporting a 9 percent increase Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 in third-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer continues to woo back shoppers by reemphasizing that it has the lowest prices. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Image by The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - Several Milwaukee-area Walmart stores are among the locations where some employees might walk off the job.

"The wages they pay are very low. Sometimes we have to rely on family help. We have to work with relatives to make ends meet," says employee Greg Fletcher.

The workers are threatening to leave just as the holiday shopping season begins to protest working on Thanksgiving and other concerns. 

A union spokesperson won't be specific but confirms metro Milwaukee is among big cities targeted for employee strikes.