Walmart workers plan Black Friday protest Protesting low wages, spiking health care premiums, and alleged retaliation from management, Walmart workers started to walk off the job last week. [...] on Wednesday, about a dozen workers in Walmart's distribution warehouses in Southern California walked out, followed the next day by 30 more from six stores in the Seattle area. Sara Gilbert, a manager who was striking in Seattle, called in on her cell phone: "I work full time for one of the richest companies in the world, and my kids get state health insurance and are on food stamps," she said. For years, Walmart has been targeted by unions and workers complaining about low wages, scant benefits, and retaliation against those who speak out. [...] the company has crushed attempts by employees to organize. Walmart's stanceIn an e-mail, Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg called the strike "just another exaggerated publicity campaign aimed at generating headlines to mislead" the retailer's customers and employees.