Black Friday Walmart protest

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Activists here in Yakima demonstrated outside a local Walmart against what they call unfair treatment of employees. The small group that showed up wants Walmart to start paying its workers fair wages. They claim most of the store's employees are on government benefits to make ends meet.

Teresa Petriey is a lawyer who remembers her first job working in a grocery store.

"When I was young and struggling it was a great opportunity to have a great job and Walmart has the ability to have provide that stepping stone to people, but they choose not to," said protest organizer Teresa Petriey.

Similar protests of varying sizes took place outside Walmarts across the country. Union organizers claim there a thousand in 46 states.