Obama’s Choice of Walmart Draws Angry Protests

In These Times, 5/9/2014

This morning, President Barack Obama delivered a speech on energy efficiency at a Walmart in Mountain View, California. Outside in the parking lot, amidst a sizeable crowd hoping for a glimpse of the president, marched some 200 protesters carrying large signs.

The picketers were there to express their surprise and anger at the supposedly pro-labor president’s choice of venue. Walmart has a longstanding record of low wages and opposition to unions.