CFA supports Wal-Mart workers

About 200 people, including CFA members, rallied in front of a Wal-Mart in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles as Black Friday shoppers crowded the store.

Protestors, Wal-Mart workers and community and church leaders call for better working conditions and higher pay for workers.

Shown in the photo are past CFA VP-Lecturers Elizabeth Hoffman (retired, CSU Long Beach), Doug Domingo-Foraste (CSU Long Beach), Larry Hendel (CFA Field Director-North) and his wife Lucy Clarke.

The average Wal-Mart employee salary is about $17,000 per year. Organizers are demanding $25,000 per year for workers.
Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon earned $35 million in income, while the company generated $17 billion in profits last year alone.

Demonstrations occurred in 1,500 out of 4,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide.