Heather McGhee: I Stand with Walmart Strikers

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Walmart Watch Blog | 5 Comments

The following is a support statement from Heather McGhee, Vice President of Demos.

heather_mcgee“Demos stands with the millions of Americans who struggle under the suffocating low-wage model that Walmart has pioneered. Walmart is the world’s largest private employer, but its inexcusable reluctance to pay its workers a living wage forces many employees to rely on taxpayer dollars to take care of their basic needs.

Demos believes that all Americans should have an equal opportunity in our economy – an idea that can only become a reality when employers like Walmart prioritize living wage standards. According to a report we released last year, Retail’s Hidden Potential: How Raising Wages Would Benefit Workers, the Industry and the Economy Overall a higher wage floor opens the door for 1.5 million Americans – including workers and the families they support – to escape the confines of poverty or near poverty, in addition to an increase in retail sales and the creation of over 100,000 new jobs.

We stand with Walmart employees as they head to Bentonville, Arkansas to combat these retaliatory tactics. Fear should not compromise the voices of workers organized for change. Walmart has the opportunity to improve the lives of thousands of its workers and change the face of corporate America by addressing the needs of these hard working employees.”

- Heather McGhee, Demos Vice President

5 Comments

  1. anon
    June 13, 2013

    THe next STEP… spy cameras!!!! EVERYONE who works at walmart need to use their phones, use something, go online and buy hidden cameras i.e. there is pencil sharpener cameras, pen cameras, mock light sensor cameras, air freshener cameras. WE need to start getting it on tape of what managers are doing to people!!! Once I found out that my store manager is having meetings where he told the rest of the managers to start “slave” driving everyone, I saved up money for a pen camera and I wear it all the time while Im at work.

    Reply
    • floridanativee
      June 14, 2013

      Save your money and just use the videos that Obama already taking of everybody.

      Reply
  2. keri
    June 13, 2013

    Can someone on this site help me find a lawer who takes case for wrongful termination of a walmart sr. leader?

    Reply
  3. tompnoonan1961
    June 15, 2013

    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 Wrapper
    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

    Reply
  4. Boyd
    July 12, 2013

    I want to discuss putting up a billboard in Bentonville arkansas that says some thing like: 40 to 60 % of Walmart employees still Qualify for State assistance of some type because of Walmarts low wages. Who is with me. The same goes for McDonalds only I believe it is a higher percentage. Call Boyd @ 479-877-9732 This will take money.

    Reply

Leave a Reply