SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One of the biggest shopping days of the year drew more than shoppers to several Walmart stores in Maine Friday.
Protesters rallied at Walmarts in Augusta, Auburn, Ellsworth and Scarborough. Representing labor unions, protestors called on the retailer to pay better wages and improve working conditions for employees.
The protest was one of hundreds taking place at Walmarts across the country. Protestors stood outside the story and passed out flyers to employees, informing them that they had the right to organize. Protestors say full-time employees are making less than $25,000 a year and have to rely on public assistance to get by.
"We are not here to strike Walmart, we're not here to interfere with Walmart's business. We don't want trouble with Walmart's business our issue is how they treat their employees and how poorly they pay too many of them," said Doug Borne of the Southern Maine Labor Council.