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 […]

UFCW International President Marc Perrone Calls Out Walmart in Hill Op-ed

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In an op-ed posted today in The Hill , UFCW International President Marc Perrone writes that it’s “Time to change our reliance on low-wage, part-time jobs.” President Perrone writes that in today’s economy, far too many working families are being forced to work multiple, low-wage jobs in order to make ends meet, thanks to employers cutting hours […]

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