• Petitioned Walmart

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Sears Corporation

Every retailer with Thursday night Black Friday sales: Don't start the Black Friday sales earlier than 4am!

    1. Elizabeth Newman
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Newman

      Apple Valley, CA

Each year, retailers start their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier. People are now leaving Thanksgiving Dinners Thursday evening. Soon, if this doesn't stop, our holiday will be lost entirely. Stop the Black Friday Creep!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Save Thanksgiving

      Elizabeth Newman
      Petition Organizer
      Retail workers oppose Thanksgiving hours

      Shoppers and employees at some of the nation's largest retailers are fighting what has been dubbed the "Black Friday creep" -- stores opening with doorbusters on Thanksgiving Day. Hundreds of petitions -- dozens posted this week -- on Washington, D.C.-based Change.org call on retailers to "Save Thanksgiving."


    Reasons for signing

    • rebecca Hughes ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 11 months ago

      My mother and I both worked retail, including most weekends and holidays... many dinners, birthday dinners, and others were missed over the years - but Thanksgiving was always guaranteed. But as much as that, Thanksgiving is the ONLY holiday that doesn't require special clothing, gifts, or decorations... It is purely about being THANKFUL - and NO ONE is thankful for having their time with their families and friends taken away from them, let alone out of GREED. It's 12 extra hours of sales - the day operations VPs work the floor of their local store is the day I will accept this disgusting practice. And I can say that because that will NEVER happen.

    • Bren Lee ALEXANDER, AR
      • 11 months ago

      Let's Band Together! Sign the Petition to Close ALL stores on Thanksgiving day!https://www.change.org/petitions/preserve-the-observance-of-thanksgiving-for-all

    • Wendy Holmes PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 11 months ago

      Thanksgiving is for family, not shopping.

    • Sheila Spadt PALMERTON, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to get families incorporated back in our lives

    • T M DOVER, DE
      • almost 2 years ago

      I remember when I was a little girl when Black Friday would come and me and my mom would go shopping. The stores did not open until 5 or 6am.

      As a concerned employee for a major retail giant, it is unfair to all employees who have to spend their Thanksgiving day sleeping so they can go to work that night. And then there are some who have to work during Thanksgiving Day like at Walmart. My sister is one of those people.

      I myself have to screw up my sleeping schedule, and stay up all night 2 nights in a row (tonight so I can sleep all day before work) and then all night Thursday / Friday morning and is expected to work 16 hrs with only 2, 30-min breaks during my entire shift.

      As someone who needs a job and needs the money, I must do it. But is it good for my health or anyone's health? No it isnt. Do you think my job or any job cares? Of course not, because all they care about is 1 thing...the MONEY.

      It is TIME that we as a society we gather together and stand together and start demanding NO work, NO Black Friday Sales until 5am!

      Allow employees to enjoy their holiday with family and get a good nights rest. And for all those crazy shoppers out there, wouldn't you rather be in a nice warm bed then standing outside in the freezing temps all night, and fighting over merchandise that stores WILL get more of in time. And then have to sleep away Black Friday because you were up all night?

      And think back of all the people who have gotten injured and even KILLED over what? A sale item? Is a life of a human being really that worth it? Think about that before you stand in line on Thanksgiving night. YOUR life or someone you know life could be over in minutes because of people stampeding over people or pushing and shoving.

      And if you are one of those people who likes to push and shove, think long and hard before you do. Because that person you are shoving you could end up killing. That person has a family and friends. DO NOT RUIN THEIR CHRISTMAS!

      For all Black Friday shoppers, be nice and kind to your cashier and all employees you see at all stores. Because we are having to put away Thanksgiving and stay up all night and work 12-16 hr shifts to serve YOU so you can get your items on sale. Remember if it wasn't for employees sacrifice, you wouldn't have a Black Friday.

      Have a SAFE Black Friday everyone and may we PLEASE get Black Friday back where it used to be. Stores open at 5am!


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