Working Walmart Moms to Strike and Deliver Message to Walmart’s Rob Walton

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in updates | 5 Comments

Walmart workers, their families visit company Chair in his Phoenix hometown to ensure their message of free speech and fair treatment is heard 

PHOENIX – Working mothers employed by Walmart, other current and former Walmart workers, their supporters and allies will hold a series of events in Phoenix and Paradise Valley to protest the company’s illegal firings and disciplinary action against co-workers who have struck to end illegal retaliation.  Citing the company’s retaliation against workers speaking out against Walmart’s low wages and erratic scheduling, the coalition is taking action in Phoenix to deliver a message to Paradise Valley resident and Walmart Board Chair S. Robson Walton publicly calling on him to take the company in a new direction in advance of this week’s shareholder meeting.

As the largest employer of women in the country, Walmart workers help the company earn nearly $16 billion in profits a year and contribute to growing the wealth of the Waltons (including S. Robson, the company’s chair), the richest family in America.

WHO:    Walmart workers and their community supporters, Spanish-speaking workers & supporters will participate and events will be bilingual

WHAT & WHEN:   Series of public events designed to reach S. Robson (Rob) Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Paradise Valley resident:

  • Community speak out on inequality: Monday, June 2, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Protest march and candlelight vigil: Monday, June 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Protest rally: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Community speak out: Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 (also march start point); March & vigils media staging: intersection of E Sage Drive and N Invergordon Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ

VISUAL:  Community leaders, Walmart workers speaking out. Candlelight vigil Monday night along with a candlelight protest march. Additional embargoed visuals planned for Tuesday, please call for details.

The majority of Walmart workers are paid less than $25,000 a year – forcing many of them to rely on food stamps and other taxpayer-supported programs to get by.  A new report from Americans for Tax Fairness  shows that Walmart and the Waltons received tax breaks and subsidies to the tune of an estimated $7.8 billion in 2013. A study from Demos shows that a minimum $25,000 salary at Walmart would not only help families, it would boost job creation, consumer spending and the company’s bottom-line.

As workers’ efforts for change gain traction, Walmart is on trial for breaking federal labor law (the National Labor Relations Act) by violating workers’ rights. The National Labor Relations Board is prosecuting the company for violating labor law when Walmart fired and disciplined nearly 70 workers, who went on strike and shared their concerns with shareholders at the company’s annual meeting last year.  If Walmart is found liable, workers could be awarded back pay, reinstatement and the reversal of disciplinary actions, and Walmart could be required to inform and educate all employees of their legally protected rights.

5 Comments

  1. Tom P Noonan
    June 2, 2014

    this is Tom P Noonan I been wrongful Terminated me from San Fernando Ca Sam’s Club 6625 on August 28 2002 for I been accuse be rude to Member like I hit the Member with a Basket and I call her name by Accident didn’t not didn’t be rude to Member on August 26 2002 like I didn’t hit the Member with a Basket and I didn’t call the Member on August 26 2002name on July 1996 I did hit the Customer Car with a Basket because my Dad yell at Me on July 1996 on August 1999 I did told on of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership to help me load Merchandice into their Vehicle one of the guy the Sam’s Club Memberhip say to Me I will get you fire Tom if I being a Pisspot then on August 1999 I told one of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership I am very sorry I don’t mean pisspot him the Sam’s Membership then on August 1999 I did help him the Sam’s Club Membership load Merchandise into his Vehicle.

    Thank You Very Much
    From Tom P Noonan

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  2. Tom P Noonan
    June 2, 2014

    his is Tom P Noonan I been wrongful Terminated me from San Fernando Ca Sam’s Club 6625 on August 28 2002 for I been accuse be rude to Member like I hit the Member with a Basket and I call her name by Accident didn’t not didn’t be rude to Member on August 26 2002 like I didn’t hit the Member with a Basket and I didn’t call the Member on August 26 2002name on July 1996 I did hit the Customer Car with a Basket because my Dad yell at Me on July 1996 on August 1999 I did told on of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership to help me load Merchandice into their Vehicle one of the guy the Sam’s Club Memberhip say to Me I will get you fire Tom if I being a Pisspot then on August 1999 I told one of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership I am very sorry I don’t mean to be a pisspot him the Sam’s Membership then on August 1999 I did help him the Sam’s Club Membership load Merchandise into his Vehicle.

    Thank You Very Much
    From Tom P Noonan

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  3. Tom P Noonan
    June 2, 2014

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    his is Tom P Noonan I been wrongful Terminated me from San Fernando Ca Sam’s Club 6625 on August 28 2002 for I been accuse be rude to Member like I hit the Member with a Basket and I call her name by Accident didn’t not didn’t be rude to Member on August 26 2002 like I didn’t hit the Member with a Basket and I didn’t call the Member on August 26 2002name on July 1996 I did hit the Customer Car with a Basket because my Dad yell at Me on July 1996 on August 1999 I did told on of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership to help me load Merchandice into their Vehicle one of the guy the Sam’s Club Memberhip say to Me I will get you fire Tom if I being a Pisspot then on August 1999 I told one of the guy the Sam’s Club Membership I am very sorry I don’t mean to be a pisspot to him the Sam’s Membership then on August 1999 I did help him the Sam’s Club Membership load Merchandise into his Vehicle.

    Thank You Very Much
    From Tom P Noonan

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  4. Thoms Bennet
    June 3, 2014

    I am not sure I understand. If they are not following wage regulations I think they wouldn’t get away with it. They may have had some lawsuits and are guilty in some instances. But even so, if Walmart is as bad as it is, why don’t you take the option of not working there? And if you say there are no other jobs, that doesn’t mean you are entitled to tell the only company willing to employ you how to run their business. Walmart employs over 2 million people. They give a lot of people the chance to make some money rather than making $0 dollars an hour without them.

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    • Billybob 44
      June 7, 2014

      RIGHT ON!!

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