Walmart Remains Silent, Workers Mobilize

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Walmart Watch Blog | One Comment

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.

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  1. floridanativee
    September 12, 2013

    The Mayor of Washington, DC vetoed the bill that forced Wal-Mart to pay all of it’s workers at least $12.50 an hour even though the city did not do the same. It was said that they knew they would lose a lawsuit about it, Wal-Mart is probably going to stay away anyway as who can predict what these politicians will do in the future. The real losers are the hundreds of thousands of poor that would have benefited greatly from the higher choices and much lower prices from the small Korean shops where they will be forced to purchase their necessities from in the future. Talk about politicians doing the wrong thing.

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