For the last week or so, Tell Me Now has been covering the mysterious closings of five Walmart stores across the country for an unknown reason. Now, a new theory as to why the stores were closed has been revealed.
2,200 Walmart employees at five stores in different cities were laid off last Tuesday and given just a few hours notice. Walmart claimed that the stores had to be closed due to plumbing issues, but many have questioned this explanation since all the stores were located in different parts of the country.
Now, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has come forward claiming that the closings were due to labor activism inside the stores.
“Walmart has targeted this store because the associates have been among the most active associates around the country to improve working conditions,” the union claim stated, according to Infowars.
Walmart, however, is denying these claims.
“We don’t believe there is a basis for an injunction that would interfere with our efforts to repair the serious plumbing issues at the five stores,” Lorenzo Lopez, a Walmart spokesman, commented.
Walmart, which employs 2.2 million people around the world, has had to deal with numerous labor actions and lawsuits in the past.
This is yet another layer to the mysterious Walmart closings. Many have theorized that the move was made by the government, who wish to use the large stores for the Jade Helm training operation. This operation will take place this summer, and many see it as the government testing out martial law.
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