Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures in NY, CA & FL

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015 ON HEELS OF LEGEAL ACTION AGAINST WALMART’S RETALIATORY STORE CLOSINGS, WORKERS PROTEST ACROSS COUNTRY Undeterred from the fight for $15, community supporters join laid off workers in holding demonstrations in New York, San Francisco and Tampa Groups call on Walmart to reinstate laid off workers NATIONWIDE — This evening, […]

OUR Walmart Statement on $12 By 2020 Proposal

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

The following is a statement from Sacramento Walmart worker Shannon Henderson on the $12 by 2020 minimum wage proposal. “We are encouraged to see that our elected leaders are beginning to hear our calls for change and discussing wages and inequality in our country. While $12 by 2020 would be a good first step, it […]

Despite History of Pay Inequity at Walmart, Company Strikes Resolution From Proxy

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015 DESPITE HISTORY OF PAY INEQUITY AT WALMART, COMPANY STRIKES SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION FROM PROXY BALLOT Workers, shareholders and women’s groups say they will continue to raise the issue of gender pay inequity at Walmart NATIONWIDE — The Securities and Exchange Commission granted Walmart “no action” relief, allowing the company to […]

LIVESTREAM: Walmart Workers, Community Speak Out About Retaliatory Closure of Pico Rivera Store

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in updates | No Comments

WATCH at 3:00pm ET / 12pm PT: Reacting to the sudden closure of 5 Walmart stores, including one in Pico Rivera, CA, Walmart workers are holding a press conference on Monday at noon PDT. Last Monday, workers at the store – with one of the most vocal OUR Walmart memberships in the country – were told […]

Following Retaliatory Closures, Walmart Workers Take Legal Action

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2015 FOLLOWING RETALIATORY STORE CLOSINGS, WALMART WORKERS ANNOUNCE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMPANY Supported by elected officials, clergy and community members, group files for injunctive relief with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of workers Local school board launches resolution calls on Walmart to consider economic impact to local community, […]

After Closing Stores, Walmart’s “Plumbing Problems” Excuse Doesn’t Hold Water

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in updates | No Comments

written by Erica Smiley, Jobs With Justice The Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, was home to the first-ever strike by Walmart employees in the United States in 2012. Walmart only gave employees a few hours’ notice before closing the store this week. Photo by Aurelio Jose Barrera, courtesy of OUR Walmart This week, hundreds […]

From First Strike to $15

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

The following post was written by Venanzi Luna, a 7-year Pico Rivera, CA Walmart worker and one of the original #WalmartStrikers. It was still dark out when we pulled into Walmart’s parking lot in Pico Rivera. My coworkers were starting to arrive and I had that nervous sick feeling you get just before something big happens. […]

Walmart Workers Join Thousands of Protesters Nationwide in Fight for $15

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 15   WALMART WORKERS JOIN THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS NATIONWIDE IN FIGHT FOR $15 Walmart workers join fast food strikers, child care workers, adjunct professors and others from 200 cities to call for better pay, corporate accountability  NATIONAL – Today Walmart workers joined national protests, in which tens of thousands of […]

Tell Walmart: Help Striking Farm Workers

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This post was written by our friends at UFW. On March 17th, thousands of farm workers toiling in the San Quintín Valley—an export oriented agricultural region in Baja California Norte—walked off their jobs in protest of low wages, poor working conditions, and alleged violations of Mexican labor law. Nearly three weeks later, key demands made […]

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