New York Jobs with Justice and members of the Walmart-Free NYC Coalition released video of a flash mob at a speech by Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart. Nearly a hundred singing and dancing activists converged on Bryant Park on Wednesday to protest Walmart for its record of mistreating women, African Americans and Latinos and the LGBT community.
All Headline News, By Kris Alingod, April 27, 2011. Protesters greeted Wal-Mart chief executive Mike Duke on Wednesday in New York, where he is looking to open stores. Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, New York Jobs with Justice and several other groups gathered outside Bryant Park Grill, where Duke addressed a forum hosted by the Wall Street Journal.
Financial Times, By Barney Jopson, April 27, 2011. Mike Duke, Walmart’s chief executive, was targeted by protesters as he gave his strongest signal yet of the company’s renewed desire to open stores in New York, in spite of stiff political opposition.
Crain's New York Business, By Daniel Massey, April 27, 2011. Opponents of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s push into New York City greeted the company's chief executive, Michael Duke, Wednesday morning with smiles—but not of the welcoming variety.
Reuters, By Phil Wahba, April 27, 2011. Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Executive Mike Duke got a New York-style welcome from dozens of union activists and street performers opposed to his discount chain's plans to open a store in the city.