Group delivers pizzas to Hermantown Wal-Mart employees working Black Friday

By KBJR News 1

November 29, 2013 Updated Nov 29, 2013 at 7:11 PM CDT

Hermantown, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- About a dozen people marched into Hermantown Wal-Mart this morning with the intent to deliver hand fulls of pizza to the employees working on Black Friday.

Members of the Raise the Wage coalition and "Our Walmart" organized the act of solidarity to call for more dignity and respect in the Wal-Mart workplace.

The members who took part in delivering the pizzas say they support the minimum wage hike to $9.50 saying full time Wal-Mart workers are living in poverty and deserve to make more.

The group says Wal-Mart workers have been speaking out for change and they wanted to show them some love on this Black Friday.

"A lot of times what gets missed in the messaging is our appreciation for these workers that help make the holidays happen for people. Everyone is rushing in to get the best bargain deals but what gets lost is that these workers can't afford these deals let alone they can't afford to provide a nice thanksgiving meal," said Zach Sias, with the Northeast Area Labor Council.

The group made it about 50 feet into the Wal-Mart before they were asked to leave by management.

They did leave the pizzas inside..but it's unknown if they were delivered to the associates.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com