On August 22nd, a group of ten current or recently fired Walmart workers came together in Washington, DC. After holding a sit-in for hours in front of Walmart’s downtown office and refusing to leave, they were arrested for their peaceful act of civil disobedience.
This dramatic action came just a month after Walmart illegally fired or disciplined more than 70 workers for going out on strike. After the arrests, workers announced that they were drawing a line in the sand. If Walmart failed to reinstate the unjustly fired workers and publicly commit to pay a real wage by Labor Day, the company would see intensified actions nationwide.
Labor Day came and went. Walmart remained silent.
Workers and community members are mobilizing in cities across the country and say they will take action in some of the most dramatic protests Walmart has seen yet. You can join workers at events nationwide by searching for an even near you here.