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 […]

Workers Launch Second Legal Action Against Walmart

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 10th As Walmart Announces Plans to Reopen the Pico Rivera Store, WORKERS LAUNCH SECOND LEGAL ACTION AGAINST COMPANY  Supported by elected officials, clergy and community members, OUR Walmart members allege Walmart discriminated against them in transfer process NATIONWIDE  – Today Walmart workers with the help of the UFCW, Making Change at […]

Walmart Workers Protest Store Closures, Retaliation

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   OAKLAND, CA – Today, Walmart workers and supports protested outside of the Walmart store in Oakland where Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was expected to be making a store visit. While McMillon never showed up, the protestors called on him to stop retaliation against workers who speak out about low wages and […]

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