Black Friday http://wfpl.org en Black Friday Also Means Collecting Coats for Those in Need in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/black-friday-also-means-collecting-coats-those-need-louisville <p>Black Friday is widely known as the busiest shopping day of the year. People race to stores as early as possible to beat crowds. The crowds are already there. They want best bargains, but those might already be sold out.</p><p class="c0"><span>One Louisville resident is trying to change that mindset of super-spending and persuade people to give back to the community through a Free Coat Exchange.</span></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 7686 at http://wfpl.org Black Friday Also Means Collecting Coats for Those in Need in Louisville Black Friday Shopping in Louisville? Here Are Tips for Staying Fed. http://wfpl.org/post/black-friday-shopping-louisville-here-are-tips-staying-fed <p>I horribly underestimated the need to prepare for the spectacle of Black Friday my first time out. My mother and I woke up at 5 a.m., still bleary eyed and bloated from the Thanksgiving feast the night before. We stopped by Burger King and had barely bitten into our <span class="c2"><a class="c0" href="http://www.bk.com/en/us/menu-nutrition/breakfast-menu-201/sandwiches-and-burritos-212/sausage-egg-and-cheese-croissan-wich-m34/index.html">Croissan’wiches</a></span><span> when we arrived at the Target parking lot on Dixie Highway. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 7685 at http://wfpl.org Black Friday Shopping in Louisville? Here Are Tips for Staying Fed. Local Groups Stage Walmart Protest http://wfpl.org/post/local-groups-stage-walmart-protest <P>A group of demonstrators led by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union gathered at a south Louisville Walmart today to protest the retail giant’s labor practices.<p> <P>It was among dozens of Black Friday demonstrations at Walmart stores across the country.<p> <P>The protesters want Walmart to improve workers’ wages and benefits; they also allege the company has been intimidating employees to prevent them from organizing.<p> <P>"I hope Walmart will take a look at what’s going on, because as days and days go by, it’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger, and do the responsible thing Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:41:48 +0000 Rick Howlett 2621 at http://wfpl.org Local Groups Stage Walmart Protest Black Friday Protest Planned for Louisville Area Walmart http://wfpl.org/post/black-friday-protest-planned-louisville-area-walmart <p></p><p>Angry over what they say are unfair labor practices, protesters are planning to demonstrate at a Louisville area Walmart on Friday -- traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.</p><p>But organizers won't announce which Walmart will be the site of the demonstration until Friday morning, said Harold Embry, organizing director for the United Food &amp; Commercial Workers Local 227, based in Louisville.</p><p>As many as 50 people are expected to participate, Embry said.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:06:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 2606 at http://wfpl.org Black Friday Protest Planned for Louisville Area Walmart