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 […]

WALMART WORKERS ANNOUNCE BLACK FRIDAY STRIKES

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Tens of thousands of teachers, voters, clergy, environmentalists, civil rights leaders to join workers at 1600 protests, calling on Walton family to pay $15 an hour and provide full-time work NATIONWIDE – In the wake of the first-ever sit down strike at Walmart, members of OUR Walmart announced today that they will strike across the […]

#WalmartStrikers Hold First-Ever Walmart Sit-Down Strikes, Protesters Arrested

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in updates, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

In a clear indication of mounting frustration with Walmart and the Walton family’s failure to respect workers’ rights, Walmart workers in California have gone on strike. Today, Los Angeles Walmart workers participated in their boldest action to date: the first-ever sit-down strike at a Walmart store. Workers entered the store at approximately 11 a.m. and […]

BREAKING: WALMART WORKERS HOLD SIT IN AT LOS ANGELES STORE

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Press Releases, Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Workers in Southern California Begin First Sit-Down Strike in Company History to Protest Retaliation — ***Follow the conversation at #WalmartStrikers and watch live stream at Blackfridayprotests.org***   LOS ANGELES – OUR Walmart members, some of whom were part of the first Walmart strike in October 2012, have just sat down near registers and next to racks […]

Walmart Worker Reacts to Q3 Earnings Report

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Walmart Watch Blog | No Comments

Overview of Walmart’s third quarter sales report: WMT US reported positive same store sales for the first time in seven quarters, but customer traffic fell 0.7%, the eighth consecutive quarter with fewer customers, meaning the company achieved positive comp sales by raising prices Inventories at WMT US grew faster than sales for the ninth consecutive […]

The Fight for 15: More Important Now Than Ever

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

In early October, Walmart workers with the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart) launched a petition calling for $15 an hour and access to full-time work. The petition spread rapidly. Workers from more than half of Walmart’s 4,000 stores have signed on representing every state in the nation, DC and Puerto Rico. Community […]

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