OUR Walmart Statement on Walmart Worker’s Miami Strike

Miami, FL- Today, over 80 Walmart workers frustrated by low-wages, poor working conditions and mistreatment by management, walked off the job. The strike comes on the heels of Walmart workers nationwide who have been standing up and speaking out for better jobs. The Miami strikers join hundreds of Walmart workers who have been protesting to bring awareness and to change Walmart’s poverty wages and acts of illegal retaliation against workers. Below please find a statement from Paul Toussaint, a Miami area OUR Walmart member:

“Walmart workers nationwide have been standing up and speaking out for better jobs, better wages, and an end to Walmart’s illegal retaliation against workers who speak out. And these courageous strikers are in solidarity with Walmart associates across the country who have been calling for change, striking against retaliation and even been arrested in non-violent protest. We’ve been calling on Walmart, a company that made nearly $17 billion last year, to pay us a wage of $25,000 a year so that we can live without having to rely on public assistance. That’s what these strikers are fighting for and I am proud to stand with them.”

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2 thoughts on “OUR Walmart Statement on Walmart Worker’s Miami Strike

  1. It is time for Walmart join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union 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 Clothing Department Workers and for all Walmart Pharmacy Workers.
    It is time for Walmart join the Teamster Union for all Walmart Truck Drivers
    Workers and all 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 Walmart Gardening Department Workers and for all Walmart Hardware
    Department Workers and for all Walmart Customer Services Desk Workers and for
    all Courtesy Association Workers and for all Maintenance Workers and for all
    Sam’s Club Meat Cutter@Meat Wrapper Workers and for all Sam’s Club Cashier
    Workers and for all Sam’s Club Produce Workers and for all Sam’s Club Sam Café
    Workers and for all Sam’s Club Bakery Department Workers and for all Sam’s
    Membership Desk Workers and for all Sam’s Club Cart Attendance Workers for all
    Sam’s Club Maintenance Workers and for all Sam’s Club Pharmacy Workers. It is
    time for Walmart join Communication of America Workers for all Walmart
    Electronic Workers and all Sam Club Electronic Workers. It is time for Walmart
    join the United Auto Workers Union 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 a Living Wage With
    Affordable Health Care and all Sam’s Club Workers a Living Wage with Affordable
    Healthcare right of away and right now please without close down all the
    Walmart Store and without close down all the Sam’s Wholesale Club.

    Thank You Very Much

    From Tom P
    Noonan

  2. Want to make $25,000 a year ($12.50/hour) get a better education and make yourself more valuable to Wal-Mart or any other employer. Many free and low cost options to do it in America. Your employer is not going to do it for you, it is your responsibility to improve yourself. As long as there are so many people willing to work for less, the market will decide the wage.

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