Target hears from 190,000: Save Thanksgiving

November 22, 2011|Eileen Ambrose

The online petition launched by Target employee Anthony Hardwick has collected more than 190,000 signatures asking Target not to make workers come in on Thanksgiving night.

The Minnesota-based retailer is opening at midnight on Black Friday instead of 5 a.m. This change means workers will have to come in no later than 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving, petitioners say.

Hardwick is a parking lot attendant in Omaha. Another Target employee delivered the 190,000- plus signatures in person to Target’s corporate headquarters yesterday.

Not sure Target has changed its mind. In a recorded message at the Target store in West Baltimore, the retailer says it’s opening at midnight on Black Friday.

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