OUR Walmart Statement on Walmart Pressuring Workers into Political Contributions

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | 3 Comments

The following is a statement from OUR Walmart member Barbara Gertz on recent reports that Walmart pressures workers into political contributions.

“What Walmart workers really want is for the company to publicly commit to pay better wages and provide steady hours that let us support our families. Many of us can’t pay for groceries or afford rent. Today’s news is further proof that Walmart is determined to spend millions to support politicians who vote to cut food stamps and who oppose increasing the minimum wage, instead of focusing on creating good jobs in our communities. It’s upsetting to hear that Walmart not only exploited the associates in critical need fund to push a political agenda that hurts ordinary Americans, but it also may have done so in violation of federal election laws. This is just the latest example of Walmart acting as though it’s above the law.”

3 Comments

  1. floridanativee
    January 4, 2014

    Wal-Mart has created over 1.3 million US jobs. The unions continue to force jobs overseas.

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  2. MEProudLIBERAL
    January 17, 2014

    “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.” ~Abraham Lincoln (Dec 3, 1861)

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    • floridanativee
      March 16, 2014

      The unions do exactly the same thing and are the largest political donaters in America. They dwarf the Coke brothers.

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