Kmart Workers Are the Latest to Push Back on Thanksgiving Hours
Almost 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for Kmart to ensure that its workers have enough time off on Thanksgiving, part of a backlash against retailers that are open during the holiday. "We understand that it's retail, and employees understand that they have to work hours on holidays," the campaign's organizer, Jillian Fisher, said on the website coworker.org. "However, Kmart's unnecessary hours are forcing its employees to miss out on important time with their families." This year, Kmart stores will operate for 42 hours straight, until midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving.