Walmart Workers Pave the Way for Real Change in Retail

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

American retailers are finally starting to get the message: it’s time to raise the wage! This month, Walmart announced that the company will be hiking wages for 500,000 of its employees nationwide, raising pay to $9 an hour in April and $10 an hour by February of 2016. This decision came after years of pressure […]

Leaked documents tell Walmart managers how to respond to $15 & full time petition

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in updates | No Comments

Last week, Dave Jamieson reported on documents leaked to the Huffington Post from Walmart headquarters, instructing store managers in Massachusetts on how to respond to a petition from workers calling for $15 per hour and access to full-time schedules. The petition has been signed by workers at over 2,200 Walmart stores, and by over 84,000 […]

Walmart Associate-Shareholder Calls on Company to Disclose Pay Information by Gender

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WALMART ASSOCIATE-SHAREHOLDER CALLS ON COMPANY TO DISCLOSE PAY INFORMATION BY GENDER Following recent workers’ wage win and successful shareholder effort to change pregnancy policy last year, company faces new resolution to address policies for women workers (NATIONWIDE) – A Walmart associate and shareholder has submitted a resolution on gender pay inequity to […]

Walmart Strikers Win Raise for 500,000 Workers

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Last Thursday, Walmart announced that it would raise wages for all hourly employees to $9 an hour by April and $10 an hour by next year. The move comes after public pressure on the company hit an all-time high following the largest Black Friday strikes and protests in company history. “Because of a strong and […]

Melinda Gaino: Working But Left Behind in DC’s Prosperity

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

This was originally published by DC Jobs with Justice. Melinda Gaino has a full-time job in DC, but she struggles to make it. She earns $9.90 an hour as a cashier at Walmart on H Street, NW, bringing home about $20,000 a year. That is too little to support her and her four children in […]

OUR Walmart Statement on Wage Victory

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Emily Wells has worked at Walmart in Merritt Island, Florida since 2011. She works part-time in the jewelry department making $9.50 an hour. She’s engaged and recently found out she has a baby on the way. Emily has struggled to get full-time, and only gets about 27-29 hours per week. She currently relies on food […]

We helped Lisa!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in updates | No Comments
We helped Lisa!

Thanks to supporters around the country, we’re making Walmart respect its military families – one step at a time! This weekend, Lisa Austin and the Apple Valley, Minnesota community delivered the petition you signed with more than 14,000 other signatures calling on Walmart to help workers who have spouses in the military care for their families […]

Tell Walmart to Discipline Managers Who Illegally Target Workers For Standing Up For Their Rights

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in updates | No Comments

In the past few years, OUR Walmart members have won hard-fought changes at America’s largest retailer. Their bravery, dedication and many actions calling on the Waltons and Walmart to treat Walmart workers better have led to reformed policies for pregnant workers, more transparent scheduling, a raise for Walmart’s lowest paid workers and improved working conditions […]

Richest One Percent Will Own More Than Half the World’s Wealth by 2016

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in updates | No Comments

A new report by Oxfam underscores the fact that income inequality is continuing to rise to dangerous levels.  The report, titled Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More, estimates that the combined wealth of the richest one percent will exceed that of the 99 percent next year unless actions are taken to curb inequality.   […]

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