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Walmart Black Friday Protests Likely To Go On As Labor Board Says It Probably Won't Take Action By Thanksgiving

(Reuters) - The National Labor Relations Board said it is unlikely to make any decision before Thursday's Thanksgiving Holiday on Wal-Mart Stores Inc's push to stop protests and rallies outside its stores.

At the same time, OUR Walmart, the organization that has been staging the protests filed its own charge with the NLRB, saying Wal-Mart was illegally attempting to deter workers from participating in strikes against the world's largest retailer on Friday.

The immediate issue is whether workers will be able to stage major protests at Walmart discount stores on "Black Friday," the day after Thanksgiving that is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

Walmart Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley last week called Black Friday "the Super Bowl" for retail.

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