LOS ANGELES — OUR Walmart here said local workers plan to walk off the job today — part of an ongoing series of actions aimed at drawing attention to what workers say are low wages, unpredictable hours and management retaliation.


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In a press statement, OUR Walmart — an advocacy group with ties to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union — said the walkout was prompted in part by comments by Bill Simon, president and chief executive of the company's U.S. operations, that as many as 825,000 Wal-Mart Stores workers are paid less than $25,000 a year while the company earns $17 million in annual profits.

OUR Walmart reportedly will hold a rally Thursday featuring strike participants and other supporters.

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