I used to work for Macy's, and I thought there were some really neat things about them - but definitely they take advantage of people for little pay. I did cleaning, and I expected cleaning wouldn't be worth a high wage there. But the people selling those $100+ items only make $13 an hour here in Washington State - which is pretty high for some places, but at the time I worked there it was only $3 or so above minimum wage - not really enough to be buying those fancy clothes. (I understand that's part of what the employee discount is for - so the employees can afford to look like they are wealthy enough to shop at Macy's.)
Michael's craft stores are opening at 4:00 PM this year. Which is unreal!
I don't know about legal stuff, but I think that would be unfair to do to the employees that work there. I think picketing outside is better, and then anything that can actually reach corporate instead of the people who are stuck in the bottom rung is probably best.I honestly wonder how the companies would react if a group of people were to dress up in fancy costumes, blow past the line of fools, and each hold out a bag while approaching the counter to ask for candy/treats. It would not be cutting, as there would be no purchases being made. If security were to kick them out, could they sue, as all that they would be doing is celebrating Thanksgiving in a (what is now) less traditional capacity?