Worker Organization Takes on Intimidation

Ever since its inception, members of the worker-led Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) have been standing up to Walmart’s attempts to silence workers who speak out for change. This includes filing unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board when Walmart seeks to intimidate or silence vocal workers involved with OUR Walmart through methods such as unfair disciplinary measures, cutting hours or even firing workers.

So far, Walmart has settled or the Labor Board has issued complaints in favor of several OUR Walmart workers. The settlements have required the company to post public notices that it would no longer engage in illegal behavior such as trying to limit workers’ right to discuss wages, working conditions, safety issues, etc. and acknowledging that workers have the right to participate in group actions or discussions to improve their workplace.

This is just one small step in the larger fight to protect workers’ freedom to speak out for change at Walmart. The company is notorious for its attempts to silence workers, but OUR Walmart is demonstrating that it will not tolerate these actions and is instead standing up for workers’ legally protected right to take collective action.

13 thoughts on “Worker Organization Takes on Intimidation

  1. let get
    Walmart change into United Food And Commercial Workers Unionize Walmart
    Store for all Walmart Cashier Workers and for all Walmart Produce Workers and
    for all Walmart Deli Department Workers and for all Walmart Bakery Department
    Workers and for all Walmart Pharmacy Workers,
    let get Walmart change into Teamster Unionize Walmart Store for all
    Walmart and Sam’s Club Truck Driver Workers and for all Sam’s Club Forklift
    Driver@Stock Person Workers and for all Walmart Stock Person Workers and for
    all Sam’s Club Cashier Workers and for all Sam’s Club Meat Cutter@Meat Wripper
    Workers and for all Sam’s Club Produce Workers and for all Sam’s Club Deli
    Department Workers and for all Sam’s Club Bakery Department Workers and for all
    Walmart Customer Services Desk Workers and for all Sam’s Club Membership Desk
    Workers and for all Walmart Courtesy Association Workers and for all Sam’s Club
    Cart Attendance Workers and for all Walmart Maintenance Association Workers and
    for all Sam’s Club Maintenance Workers and for all Sam’s Club Pharmacy Workers,
    let get Walmart Change into Communication Workers of America Workers Unionize
    Walmart Store for all Walmart and Sam’ Electronics Workers, let get Walmart
    change into United Auto Workers Unionize Walmart Store for all Walmart
    Tire@Lube Express Workers and for all Sam’s Club Tire@Car Battery Installment
    Workers right of away and right now please by make Walmart give all Walmart
    Workers and all Sam’s Club Workers a Living Wage With Affordable Health Care
    Right of away and right now please without close down all the Walmart Store and
    without close down all the Sam’s Wholesale Club

    Think You Very Much

    From Tom P Noonan

  2. The membership of the NLRB has been suspended by the US Supreme Court due to Obama’s unconstitutional appointments. The is now no such thing and their rulings would have no meaning.

  3. I absolutely support your cause, it is your constitutional right to be a member of a union. Do not be intimidated. See article 98 of UNHCrR. See professor Keith Ewing, London school of law. Take control of your lives, you have all invested your lives in these organisations, at a minimum you are entitled to information & consultation. See the 2006 act/directive of the same name. Gerard

    • If capitalism is fair, then unionism must be. If men have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men to capitalize their labor.

  4. I agree with Ron (on a previous post ‘Walmart Workers in Maryland &Texas File Unfair Labor Practice Charges’ store #2560 has associates being threatened all the time, the number of policies being broken on a daily basis by management is staggering. There are SO many core people who actually work who have been there for years (before it went super center last April) who have now quit because they were pushed into it and they didn’t feel they had any other choice, including the previous store manager ! And a huge belief that the company has always pushed is respect for the individual …. well that has been out the window in the particular store for a LONG time ! How can we get them help ?

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