Don’t shop on Thanksgiving Day and don’t shop at retailers that force their employees to work on this holiday!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and it makes me sick that this is happening. I’m not a big fan of Black Friday and our overheated consumer culture in general, but forcing hard-working American — many of whom make minimum wage — to miss Thanksgiving dinner! Are you kidding me??
Locally and Nationally Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target, Kohl’s, Starbucks and other corporate retailers will force MILLIONS of workers to miss Thanksgiving dinner with their families and loved ones by opening on Thanksgiving morning and staying open straight through Black Friday. And the consequences if they don’t come in? “You will automatically be fired.”
Over the years, retail chains have opened earlier and earlier on “Black Friday” to help boost their profits. But last year, some retailers went to a whole new level and opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day! And this year, already a dozen retailers plan to be open, forcing more and more workers to miss precious moments with their children, parents, husbands, wives, siblings, and loved ones around the Thanksgiving dinner table.
This holiday is a time for us to share thanks for the ones we love, not help fill the pockets of corporate CEOs. And what’s going to stop more corporations from following suit if we don’t stand up and speak out?
Stand up for families and Thanksgiving, and demand that workers get the quality time they deserve on this important holiday.
Here’s the worst part: last year, retailers that opened on Thanksgiving didn’t even see a big increase in sales. And on top of that, most Americans opposed the idea and said they wouldn’t shop on Thanksgiving!
Over 17 other major retailers have rejected starting Black Friday on Thursday, and allow workers to stay home and enjoy time with their families!
Costco put it best “our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families.”
Demand greedy corporations follow the example of courageous retailers like Costco, Patagonia, REI, Barnes & Noble, Sur La Table, American Girl, Gamestop, Burlington, Dillard’s, DSW, Nordstrom, Patagonia, REI, T.J. Maxx, and Marshall’s by rejecting this disgusting new trend.
Vote with your money! Support our local retailers who stay closed on Thanksgiving!