Walmart Store Workers Go On Strike in Los Angeles
Posted on October 4, 2012 by jway
Today, brave Walmart store workers from the Pico Rivera, Los Angeles-area went on strike against Walmart. Nearly 100 workers are on strike to protest Walmart’s unlawful retaliation against Walmart workers who have been speaking out for change.
Over the last year, Walmart workers have been organizing through the Associate-led Organization United for Respect at Walmart. Rather than meeting with these workers to discuss their concerns about staffing levels, benefits, wages, above-all-else respect in the workplace, their calls for change have fallen on deaf ears. Instead of being responsive, Walmart has met these calls with attempts to silence Walmart workers from speaking out. The company has unlawfully retaliated against workers who have spoken out through the organization through such unlawful acts as unfair disciplinary action, cutting back hours and even termination.
But workers have had enough. You can stand with these brave workers by signing a letter to show your support for their efforts to stand up to the world’s largest retailer.