Pledge to Not Shop On Thanksgiving
In retail, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are the only two holidays that workers traditionally receive. Now that many stores are choosing to open on Thanksgiving, that break is being taken away, denying retail workers the rare opportunity to spend a holiday with their families. And most of these workers are only being paid minimum wage for their trouble.
A holiday should not be a luxury for the rich – all workers deserve time to spend with loved ones.
That’s why I signed a petition to Retail CEOs, which says:
“Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays that retail workers receive. By opening stores on Thanksgiving, stores rob thousands of men and women the opportunity to spend time with their families.
A holiday with family should not be a luxury for the rich; we believe that all workers deserve the chance to relax and give thanks with loved ones.
We, as consumers, have the power to tell stores not to open on Thanksgiving by staying home. We hereby pledge not to shop on Thanksgiving Day, to show the retail industry that everyone deserves a holiday.”
Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:
- Will You Shop on Thanksgiving? (wjhg.com)
- Disgusted Shoppers Threaten Boycott of Retailers Open on Thanksgiving (fox17online.com)
- Nobody Should Go Shopping on Thanksgiving (nationalreview.com)
- Stores closed on Thanksgiving (nwcn.com)