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Wal-Mart spokesman: Black Friday is going to be awesome

• Eric W. Dolan via

Wal-Mart vice president of communications David Tovar said Monday on Fox News that the retail giant didn’t expected any disruptions on Black Friday, despite planned worker protests.

The Wal-Mart worker are protesting against poor wages, unfair hours and lack of benefits. They also claim the retail giant has retaliated against workers who tried to organize a union.

“We don’t think any of that is going to have any impact on our ability to serve our customers on Black Friday,” Tovar said. “We are excited about a great Black Friday event that we are going to have this year and we are really going to delight our customers, we’ve got some great items, unbelievable prices, and we think Black Friday at Wal-Mart this year is going to be awesome.”

Wal-Mart has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has violated federal labor laws. Wal-Mart is seeking a ruling to block the planned walkouts and protests on the busiest day of the year.

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