Walmart Associates in Laurel, MD spent last Sunday with 50 students from the Student Labor Action Project calling on Walmart management to give associates a fair holiday bonus. This year Laurel associates received record low bonuses for their intense work schedules during the holidays.
Associates circulated a petition to management to pay the bonuses they earned, and the students helped spread the word by leafleting to Walmart workers and shoppers.
“This is a great first step, but we won’t be declaring victory until management shows us the money,” OUR Walmart Member Ernestine Basset said. “It was awesome to have so much support from the community, and we will continue to speak out to make sure we receive what is rightfully ours. We put in the work and time away from our families during the holidays, so why can’t we receive the holiday bonus we earned.”
Written by Janna Pea