|Anthony Hardwick’s petition gathered 100,000 signatures opposing Target’s Black Friday midnight opening. (NATI HARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS)|
Workers balk at earlier Black Friday openings
Say family time is cut short
count your blessings, then get to work. That may be Thanksgiving for more retail workers this year, as stores desperate to pull in buyers on the first weekend of the holiday shopping season push their openings earlier and earlier. Unhappy workers who say it ruins their Thanksgiving celebrations are trying to persuade companies to back off, but retailers say they’re stuck: It’s what customers want.