In response to Walmart’s announcement today that Doug McMillon will succeed Mike Duke as CEO of the company, Walmart worker and OUR Walmart member Tiffany Beroid released the statement below. Tiffany works at the Laurel, MD store and has worked at Walmart for about two years. She is one of as many as 825,000 Walmart workers who are paid less than $25,000 a year.
“Walmart has been heading in the wrong direction, and it’s a testament to the pressure the company is feeling that they’re changing leadership at this moment.
“We’re happy to see Mr. McMillon acknowledge the hard work of associates in his statement this morning, and we hope that this appreciation translates into improving jobs for Walmart workers. Americans nationwide are looking to Walmart to improve jobs and strengthen our economy, and Mr. McMillon has an opportunity to be a leader in moving Walmart in the right direction, not just in offering more empty promises. We sincerely hope that Mr. McMillon will answer the country’s calls for Walmart to publicly commit to paying $25,000 a year, providing full-time work and ending its illegal retaliation against its own employees.”