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Walmart walkout may not happen in Las Vegas locations

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Walmart shopper Carol Harris agrees with a national protests against working on Thanksgiving, personally understanding families' frustration.

"My grandson works at a retail store, he's got to go to work at 9 o'clock on Thanksgiving night and we have the whole house full of family," Harris told FOX5.

After being forced to work Thanksgiving, Walmart employees across the nation could be leaving their posts on the busiest shopping days of the year.

Organizing mainly online, the United Food and Commercial Workers union and its subsidiary OUR Walmart are calling for employees to skip work or walk off the job on Black Friday.

It's part of a protest against the store's decision to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

That's a decision unpopular even with some Walmart shoppers.

"Thanksgiving night they should be closed, that's my opinion," said John Wellborn, who shops at the Walmart in Henderson.

Still, others have little sympathy for Walmart employees.

FOX5 asked the question on our Facebook page, and overwhelmingly people believe retail workers walking out would be overreacting.

Meanwhile, the walkouts may not happen in southern Nevada.

Talking to FOX5 anonymously, employees at three different Walmart locations in Henderson and Las Vegas said they will not be participating for fear of losing their jobs.

But Harris said she doesn't believe Black Friday is an excuse to have your employees work Thanksgiving.

"People come from out of town to be with their families and then some of them have to go to work. I don't think it's fair," Harris said.

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