Policy: Labor

Walmart warehouse workers protest work conditions

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Several warehouse workers marched through a northwestern Indiana Walmart store as they protested what they called freezing work conditions.

About 10 workers from the Walmart Consolidation Center in Hammond were joined by about 15 supporters during Tuesday's protest, holding signs saying "We won't freeze for freight."

Workers told The Times of Munster that the warehouse operated by a Walmart contractor doesn't have heating and that damaged doors allowed wind to enter as wind chills dropped to more than 20 below zero this week.

Leah Fried of Warehouse Workers for Justice says the broken doors allow in rain, snow and wind.

Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee says the retailer expects its contractors to provide a safe work environment.

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