HUELGA! – 12,000 Walmart Workers In Chile Strike For Better Wages

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in updates | No Comments

The “Walmart Economy” isn’t just hurting America – the multi-billion dollar corporation’s impact extends globally. The Waltons, owners of Walmart, are the richest family in America, worth more than $150 billion. That’s equal to the wealth of 43% of American families combined. Yet many workers at Walmart stores, warehouses, and suppliers around the world face […]

#WalmartStrikers Backed By National Labor Relations Board Judge

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in updates | No Comments

Just when we thought 2014 couldn’t get any better for #WalmartStrikers, a judge has ruled in favor of Walmart workers in Walmart’s Richmond & Placerville, California stores, who went on strike to protest their working conditions and who heard Walmart management make threats about OUR Walmart. Geoffrey Carter, National Labor Relations Board judge, found that […]

Federal Labor Board Judge: Walmart Violated Workers’ Rights

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2014 National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge Orders Walmart to Stop its Illegal Threats to Workers in One of Many Expected Decisions against Walmart Workers, Supporters Say Walmart Must End Its Abuse of Power and Improve Jobs WASHINGTON — A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge issued a sweeping […]

What the Waltons Can’t Buy

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in updates | No Comments

We did it. We said that this Black Friday would be bigger than ever. And thanks to support from communities, organizations, and faith leaders around the country, we made history. There are some things that even the richest family in America, the Waltons, can’t buy – people-power, hope, and respect just to name a few. […]

CALLS FOR $15 AN HOUR, FULL-TIME WORK AT WALMART SWEEP COUNTRY

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Walmart workers continue strikes in protest of company’s disregard for their rights   ***Follow the conversation and see photos at #WalmartStrikers, @ChangeWalmart and blackfridayprotests.org.   MEDIA CALL WITH REPORTS FROM STRIKES AND PROTESTS: TODAY at 11am ET RSVP/Call-in Info: Giovanna Vitale, Giovanna.vitale@berlinrosen.com, 646.200.5334 Speakers Include:  Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson, striking Walmart workers, […]

WALMART WORKERS, SUPPORTERS SOUND ALARM ON HUNGER ISSUES AT COMPANY, DETAIL BLACK FRIDAY PLANS

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Groups representing millions of Americans sign letter calling on Walmart to change its business practices Workers Detail Stories of Food Insecurity at Walmart Hunger Tumblr; Reject Walton Charity in Calls for Better Pay NATIONWIDE – Walmart workers—part of OUR Walmart—announced key cities today where they plan to strike on Black Friday in protest of the […]

AS BLACK FRIDAY APPROACHES, OHIO WALMART WORKERS STRIKE, CALL ON COMPANY TO PAY A LIVING WAGE AND END ILLEGAL RETALIATION

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Press Releases, updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Cincinnati and Dayton—As the biggest shopping day of the year nears, dozens of Walmart workers and supporters in Cincinnati and in Dayton gathered at local Walmart stores today to call on the company and its owners—the Waltons—to pay a living wage of $15 an hour and provide consistent, full-time hours. Walmart workers in both cities […]

WALMART WORKERS TO SHARE REACTIONS TO FOOD BINS, ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY PROTEST CITIES

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Reacting to new reports that Walmart and the Waltons are holding food drives for employees rather than paying them enough to buy their own groceries, Walmart workers are holding a press briefing on Friday at 11 am ET.  A worker from Oklahoma recently shared a photo of a food bin to collect food for fellow Walmart workers. A […]

Walmart Workers Hold Protests in 10 Countries

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Following historic sit-down strikes in Los Angeles last week, Walmart workers in 10 countries joined American workers’ protests yesterday, calling for change at Walmart. Citing similar concerns, Walmart workers in Brazil, Mexico, the UK, Colombia, Argentina, India, Canada, Switzerland and the US said they were tired of Walmart’s failure to respect basic workers’ rights. Workers around the […]

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, U.S. REP. GEORGE MILLER HEAR FROM WALMART WORKERS ON ECONOMIC INSECURITY AND INCOME INEQUALITY

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Briefing held as growing number of elected officials introduce, pass legislation to hold country’s largest employer accountable WASHINGTON (11/18/2014) –Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman George Miller and legislative experts held a committee briefing today, Walmart and the Economic Insecurity of American Families, to hear from members of OUR Walmart on how the country’s largest employer is […]

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