Employees of the retail giant hope to take advantage of one of the year's busiest shopping days.
Several employees of the Laurel/Maryland City Walmart Supercenter are joining a national strike effort this Black Friday to protest what they view as low wages, poor scheduling practices, and worker intimidation on the part of the retail giant. The campaign, organized by Making Change at Walmart and linked with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, is planning demonstrations outside dozens of stores nationwide on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. In the D.C. area, Nov. 23 protests are scheduled for Walmart and Sam's Club locations in Laurel, Hyattsville, Bowie, Gaithersburg, Woodlawn, Severn, Clinton, Abingdon, Alexandria, and Fairfax. (Both chains are owned by parent company Walmart Stores, Inc.) The …
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
As you hang the Christmas lights and light the candles, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks as well. Astronomers anticipate three meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 12: Taurid Meteor Shower Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.
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Holiday Shopping Bazaar Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Workshop: For Holidays and Everyday Indoor Flea Market and Yard Sale Frost/Nixon Baskin-Robbins Invites Ice Cream Lovers to Guest Appreciation Celebration in Clinton Where Aviation Meets Art Showcase Vista: Contemporary Works by Latin American Artists Montpelier Farms Corn Maze and Family Fun Park