MCAW MARCHES IN NYC AND SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE PARADES

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

As the nation celebrated LGBT Pride throughout the month of June, Making Change at Walmart campaigned to not let Walmart get away with their attempted “rainbow washing,” instead of being a true ally to LGBT workers and customers. Read more about the MCAW and UFCWOutreach campaign here. The campaign included MCAW marching alongside UFCWOutreach staff […]

West Plains, MO, Rallies Around fired Walmart Worker

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

On April 2, 2016, Frank Swanson, a Walmart cashier who was 20 days shy of his 20th anniversary with Walmart, was terminated. At the time, Frank made $13.92/hour. Frank is 52 years-old, and suffered brain damage from an accident that took place when he was in 8th grade. He is also partially paralyzed on one […]

MCAW SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESS CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF WALMART

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   DATE: December 10, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org Meredith Ritchie, 202-466-1503, mritchie@ufcw.org New Print Ad Will Highlight Walmart’s “Devastating Impact On American Jobs And Our Economy;” Says “Congressional Action Is Needed” Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) sent a letter to all Members of Congress about the dramatic […]

Veteran Asks Walmart For Respect

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Max is an Army veteran who served overseas in the 1980s. Now, he works at Walmart, and doesn’t feel like the retailer appreciates or values his status as a veteran. He’s a proud member of OUR Vets. Max worked outside in the store parking lot as a cart pusher for over six years, where he […]

Veteran Asks Walmart For a Fair Chance

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Meg is a veteran of the Navy who served her country from 1992 to 1995, and a member of OUR Vets. She’s worked at a New Mexico Walmart for the past four years, but doesn’t feel like she’s been getting a fair shot to advance up the retailer’s company ladder. “I’ve seen managers cherry-pick who […]

Walmart Doesn’t Keep its Promise to Veterans

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Kenney is a veteran of the Vietnam War who served in the Army from 1974 through 1995, and a member of OUR Vets. He was drawn to a job at the Phoenix, AZ, Walmart six years ago because he believed the company when they said they looked out for veterans and took care of workers […]

WALMART HIT WITH THIRD DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT IN FIVE MONTHS

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org Meredith Ritchie, 202-466-1503, mritchie@ufcw.org Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement in response to a third discrimination suit filed by a Walmart employee over the past five months. Robert Samantha Azzarano alleges that she […]

WALMART’S EXCUSE FOR PROFIT DROP A “FAIRYTALE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2015 CONTACT: Jess Levin, 202-466-1576, jlevin@ufcw.org   Washington, DC — “Making Change at Walmart (MCAW),” the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement responding to news that the company announced it was predicting a drop in annual profit – an announcement that led to shares of Walmart […]

NEW AD CAMPAIGN CALLS ON DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES TO STAND WITH WALMART WORKERS

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

#OurWalmartVoices ad campaign to air during first Democratic presidential debate, features voices of real Walmart workers Washington, DC — “Making Change at Walmart (MCAW),” the national campaign to change Walmart, announced a new ad campaign called #OurWalmartVoices that will begin airing this Tuesday during the first Democratic presidential debate on CNN. In a direct effort […]

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