Workers Push Back Against Earlier Holiday Openings

Anthony Hardwick Target petition
Anthony Hardwick Target petition

By Steve Karnowski, Margery Beck and Anne D'Innocenzio

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 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.