Protesters at Walmart
12/8/2012 (Updated 11:36:15 PM)Protesters gathered outside of the Vestal Walmart on Saturday.
They told Fox 40 they are demanding the store remove all products from Reynolds group-- the parent company of Pactiv, which protestors say is a sweatshop.
The statewide group "Students Organizing Against Reynolds" has sent the store to support the boycott. Walmart has not yet responded.
At the protest, several workers from Pactiv's New Jersey factory told us they are forced to work overtime.
"We are hoping just to get the word out to get people to recognize this is an issue. That the things we buy in our everyday lives are linked to the labor conditions both in the US as well as abroad," said Samantha Fox, SOAR Member and BU grad student.
Walmart was unable to comment on the matter when we asked about it Saturday afternoon.
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