Protestors Demand Walmart Raise Workers’ Pay



Ellsworth American Photo by Steve Fuller

ELLSWORTH— Members of Occupy Ellsworth gathered Friday morning at the Myrick Street intersection across from the Walmart Supercenter as part of an ongoing effort seeking to have the retail giant increase its wages and benefits for its employees.

About 15 people came out to hold signs with messages such as “Boycott Black Friday” and “Walmart: Respect Our Community… Raise Your Workers’ Pay!” Group member John Curtis said the response from the public passing by had been “excellent,” with lots of honks of support and people giving thumbs up. “We have gotten more support today than ever before,” he said.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller has worked at The Ellsworth American since 2012. He covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast’s Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.